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 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 […]

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, […]