November 5, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 24

Stories from the November 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Chronicle reported funds already raised

University officials said this week that a reported 44 percent increase in donations for this year was not an estimate for the 2009 calendar year but had in fact already occurred for the last fiscal year, which finished in June. A report published by the Chronicle of Higher Education last week said the University had […]

University pays travel costs for Diane Knapp

The University pays for Diane Knapp’s travel expenses when she goes with her husband, University President Steven Knapp, on fundraising trips, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said last week. Mrs. Knapp does not receive a salary from the University, but her travel expenses are covered when she accompanies her husband on fundraising trips. […]

Geology professor passes away at 66

Geology professor and deputy director of the University Honors Program, George Stephens, passed away earlier this week. He was 66. Stephens, who died on Monday had been hospitalized in October, said Maria Frawley, director of the University Honors Program. Professor Marie Price said he died of a stroke. Stephens had a long history with the […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall: “The Interrogation” Watch “The Interrogation,” a film by famed director Ryszard Bugajski, chronicling life in Eastern Europe during the height of the Stalin era. Gelman Library room 207 | 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Men’s soccer vs. Rhode Island Support the men’s soccer team as […]

Crime Log

Attempted Threats 10/31/09 – Ivory Tower – Multiple times – Case closed A female employee in the food court reported to University police that a male subject, unaffiliated with GW, had been harassing her and other employees on a consistent basis, asking for free food. UPD officers identified the individual and barred him from campus. […]

Veteran journalist interviews husband for book event

During her 40 years as a working journalist, Cokie Roberts has interviewed countless congressmembers and politicians, fostering relationships that have made her a legend in journalism. She faced a more unusual subject Tuesday evening – her husband. Cokie interviewed husband and School of Media and Public Affairs professor Steve Roberts to discuss his new book, […]

Staff Editorial: Changing the Senate’s state of mind

There is something that the Student Association Senate of recent years and 17th century philosopher René Descartes have in common: both spent most of their time trying to justify their own existence. But for the SA Senate, the mantra “I think; therefore I am” won’t do it. They need to do a lot more than […]

Haynes Bunn: Rehabilitate GW’s Disability Support Services

GW’s Disability Support Services is in a sad state of affairs. I have had the pleasure of dealing with the office not once, but twice during my career here at the University. Both times highlighted the inadequate services offered for temporary disabilities. On the DSS Web site, there is a page dedicated to “temporary conditions,” […]