April 14, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 56

Stories from the April 14, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University to promote technologies at summer conference

GW researchers and administrators will participate in a conference called TechStorm this June to push inventions created through University research to entrepreneurs. A total of 24 universities are expected to join together in Fairfax, Va., June 2 to showcase their inventions to entrepreneurs, who could use or market the products. Gerard Eldering, the president of […]

Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigates UPD rodent issue

An investigation into a rodent infestation in the Woodhull House is ongoing, an official from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said, adding that the investigation into the incident will likely be completed in the next few weeks. Administration officials inspected the University Police Department’s headquarters at 2033 G St. last Thursday, after receiving multiple […]

Professor and her students design healthcare clinic in Haiti

Three generations of interior design students revealed plans for a sustainable healthcare clinic in Haiti Tuesday. The clinic will sit in place of a separate center that was nearly destroyed when Haiti faced a massive earthquake last January. Professor Nadia Volchansky said the designs focus on sustainability as green initiatives often incur higher costs and […]

Student files suit over suspension

A freshman filed a lawsuit against the University Friday, alleging unfair disciplinary hearings wrongfully found him guilty of sexual assault, and led to an unfair suspension from school. He is requesting a total of $6 million in damages due to the incident. The student – who filed the lawsuit under a pseudonym – said Student […]

Avenue apartments more expensive than other Foggy Bottom options

Apartments at The Avenue are hundreds of dollars more expensive than other area housing options, with an average rent of $3,400 per month excluding utilities. The prices of apartments at the mixed-use development range from $2,160 for a 526-square-foot studio apartment, to approximately $10,000 for a three-bedroom apartment with a den. Some one-bedroom models cost […]

Student Association Senate overhauls financial process

Funding for student organizations will be doled out in a dramatically different way next year, after the Student Association Senate voted unanimously to overhaul the financial allocations process in its final meeting of the year Tuesday. The Senate Finance Committee will be required to distribute 85 percent of the SA’s funding to student organizations during […]

Logan Dobson: Campus leaders, unemployed graduates

Writing a resume can be an extremely enlightening experience. Believe me, I would know; many of my fellow graduating seniors can relate to the seemingly endless amount of writing, editing and rewriting of resumes that has occurred in our lives over the past few months. It’s odd to try to encapsulate your entire life in […]

Beer to be served at Spring Fling

Program Board will sell beer at this year’s Spring Fling 2011. PB received the go-ahead to serve alcohol Wednesday afternoon after obtaining the required license through the University’s Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education and the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. Program Board Executive Chair Wesley Callahan said other student organizations have sought approval […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 4/04/11 – 10 p.m. Location: South Hall Case closed University Police Department officers responded to assist GW Housing Programs staff with an administrative search that yielded 28 unmarked pills in a Ziploc bag. Referred to Student Judicial Services 4/07/11 – 7:59 p.m. Location: Thurston Hall Case closed UPD officers responded to assist […]

Andrew Clark: What Tax Day really means for GW students

Next Monday is going to be a bit worse than your average start of the week. Americans across the country will be filing out their tax returns as Tax Day was moved from April 15 to April 18. As GW seniors begin to obsess over jobs, this day should serve as a daunting reminder of […]