May 9, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 1

Stories from the May 9, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW rebukes freshman’s allegations against SJS

The University is denying a freshman’s allegations that Student Judicial Services conducted flawed hearings and falsely found him guilty of sexual assault, saying in court documents that his case lacks merit and will likely flop. GW’s rebuttal is a response to a lawsuit the student, named under the pseudonym John Doe in court documents, filed […]

Rain location designated

The Smith Center will be used as a rain location if the University-wide Commencement ceremonies on the National Mall are moved indoors by dangerous weather. The Smith Center has the capacity to accommodate only 5,000 graduates, faculty and speakers, so families and guests would watch the ceremony via live feeds at alternate viewing sites if […]

GW silent on police patrol levels

University officials are remaining silent on the University Police Department’s budget, after one top officer said funding cuts forced the number of patrols the department conducts across campus daily to shrink. A University police officer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity as officers are instructed not to speak with the media, said the number […]

Colonials nab coach of the year

The head coach at the University of Vermont will take to the sidelines at GW next season, bringing with him a record of both athletic and academic success from his student athletes. Mike Lonergan, the six-year head coach for the Catamounts, boasts a 100-percent graduation rate from his student athletes. He leaves Vermont as the […]

Doug Cohen: Prioritizing classroom costs amid campus growth

The cost of college is under scrutiny once again. Today, the topic under the microscope is university spending on academics. While some of us like to think that when we drop off our tuition bill, it goes immediately to cover our expenses alone – our classrooms, our professors, our instruction – there is a great […]

University questions UCC fee structure

The University is re-examining the University Counseling Center fee structure after a junior committed suicide on campus last month. The decision to start actively discussing ways to eliminate the fee – a longtime source of disgruntlement at GW – comes after junior Ismail Ginwala was found dead in his City Hall residence hall room on […]


Monday Head coach press conference Attend men’s basketball coach Mike Lonergan’s first press conference. Smith Center – 12 to 3 p.m. Tuesday Inter-American Democratic Charter Listen to Ambassador Hugo de Zela, the permanent representative of Peru to the Organization of American States, at a roundtable discussion. 1957 E street, room 602 – 5 to 7 […]