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.

University begins search for new chief of police

University officials have begun the search for a new University Police chief, after current Chief Dolores Stafford announced plans to retire at the end of the academic year. “We’re just at the beginning of the process, because she just announced that she’s leaving,” Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said. “We are going to […]

FoBoGro receives new deli license

A D.C. agency told the new owners of FoBoGro they could legally operate a deli Wednesday – ending what had been a major point of contention between the new management and a community group protesting the store. But there is still another battle to fight – the two parties remain deadlocked over the store’s proposed […]

Yogin Kothari: Don’t fire Hobbs… yet

Over the past two years, many fans of GW’s men’s basketball have called for the firing of our energetic head coach, Karl Hobbs. Some have criticized his coaching strategies, others his dealings with players and media. Obviously, the fact that the team has faced two consecutive losing seasons after successfully reaching the NCAA Tournament in […]

University expects fewer resignations

Although several high profile University officials are set to leave GW at the end of the academic year, a University financial officer said other GW employees are reluctant to leave their positions in the sluggish economy, and the University will not save any funds this year due to vacancies. Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou […]

Spotlight: Direction of biblical proportions

The cast list is up and preparations have started for Forbidden Planet Production’s “Children of Eden,” which opens in February of next year. Director Benjamin Pollack, a senior who will tackle the epic musical, gave Hatchet Arts a peek into why he chose this biblical experience to embark on. Why did you choose this play […]

Bradley Dlatt: A great time to double the impact

As one undergraduate student among more than 10,000, it is pretty easy to think your voice does not matter. After all, one vote does not decide a major election and one fan screaming cannot change the outcome of a sporting event. However, when we talk to friends or roommates and exchange ideas, the voice of […]

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 […]