April 25, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 59

Stories from the April 25, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Goals completed by top Student Association leaders

As they close their terms as the Student Association’s top leaders, SA President Jason Lifton and Executive Vice President Rob Maxim said they are proud of the progress their administration made in tackling some of the student body’s biggest complaints. Lifton and Maxim made headway on five student ires – Student Judicial Services, 4-RIDE, affordability […]

Erica Steinberg: Four years, countless memories

Each year, graduating editors are given 30 final column inches – “30” was historically used to signify the end of a story – to reflect on their time at The Hatchet, published in the final issues of the year. For me, there is no GW without The GW Hatchet. It’s been a part of my […]

Permit issues delay construction

Problems obtaining building permits from the District are delaying the completion of construction at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house, originally slated for completion in January. The setback stems from permit applications taking longer than anticipated to be processed, University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said, adding that the project is now estimated to be completed by […]

Hay: Drop in MPD officers won’t affect GW safety

The Metropolitan Police Department may see a slight dip in the number of sworn officers next year, but the head of the University Police Department said it likely would not affect campus safety. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposed budget for 2012 only offers sufficient funding to add on 120 officers, leaving the police force down […]

GW quiet on smoking campaign

The University is keeping quiet on the number of students using its resources to quit smoking after launching the highly visible “Be a Quitter” campaign in February. University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard declined to share how many students have used the program to quit their habit. The campaign was introduced to encourage a smoke-free campus and […]

Panhel revamps formal recruitment

The Panhellenic Association will implement stricter guidelines for recruitment counselors this fall in an effort to make the recruitment process more fair. Recruitment counselors – sorority members who help guide potential new members – will be designated the letters Pi Rho Chi, in the fall, and may be offered off-campus housing during the annual month-long […]

Grappling with lupus

Chelsea Swift never imagined when transferring to GW in 2009 that she would be adjusting to more than just a new college. Only weeks into her first term, Swift was diagnosed with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting the skin, joints and kidneys. “First I was just in denial that this was a chronic illness,” […]

What’s the deal with… Move-out fees

As students prepare to move out of their residence halls next month, they should be wary of extra fees they could incur for an untidy room. All rooms need to be left in “broom-clean” condition before moving out, Seth Weinshel, director of GW Housing Programs, said in an e-mail to students, a condition he called […]

Commission probes Alcohol Control Board

A local neighborhood group is latching on to a probe of the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s chair, alleging the official allowed conflicts of interest to interfere with granting liquor licenses and other rulings. Mayor Vincent Gray’s office began an investigation of chair Charles Brodsky after a former board member accused Brodsky of helping to […]

D.C. named best job market in nation

American City Business Journals ranked the District the No. 1 job market in the country this month, giving soon-to-be GW graduates a potential advantage in their search for employment. The District claimed the number one spot after it added more than 61,800 jobs since last year, an improvement from its previously-held third place spot a […]