September 1, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 6

Stories from the September 1, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW earns ‘yellow light’ for free speech

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education gave GW a “yellow light” rating on its stoplight scale, meaning the free-speech advocacy group believes the University is potentially restrictive of individual rights. The foundation pointed to the University’s disorderly conduct, demonstrations and residence hall flyer distribution policies as cause for the yellow light distinction. This is […]

Department of Health and Human Services cracks down on research rules

The Department of Health and Human Services tightened the guidelines governing federally funded medical research this month as part of an ongoing effort to reduce conflicts of interest in the medical field. The new rules ­– championed by the Obama administration – will keep researchers, scientists and physicians who receive federal funds on a tighter […]

Demolition irks residents

Students who live in residence halls near the future Science and Engineering Hall are now hearing another noise besides their alarms every morning – demolition. The University sent a letter in August to residents in Munson, JBKO, Fulbright and Madison halls to alert them that construction for the project began this summer and will continue […]

Crime Log

Theft 8/26/11 – 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Location: Philip Amsterdam Hall Open case A student reported to the University Police Department that she left cash in her suitcase, but later, it was missing. Open case 8/26/11 – 2:30 to 3 a.m. Location: Ivory Tower Case closed A student reported to UPD that he left […]

Sports in Brief: Intent and timeline for athletics review shifts

The ongoing Department of Athletics review has changed in its intent to accommodate the vast amount of data members of the review committee have found. The athletics review, once designed to result in a singular working document published this summer, is now an evolving project with ongoing discussions centering on the future structure of the […]

Calendar

Friday Multicultural Students Services Center Block Party Eat, dance and enjoy performances from members of multicultural student organizations. Marvin Center, Third Floor Terrace – 4 to 7 p.m. Colonial Quest Adventure Race Challenge your fellow Colonials to a campus-wide hunt for answers to trivia questions from the dean of students office. Kogan Plaza – 7 […]

Sophomore launches record company

A beacon can provide light for lost travellers. Sophomore Chris Lavinio hopes his Beacon will be a signal for talented artists who join his record label. Lavinio and his high school friend Adam Kirsch launched Beacon Records in 2010, to create a musical forum for up-and-coming artists seeking a different type of management company. And […]

Bipartisan opportunity

Looking for a job as a Congressional staffer? So was Brad Hamlett, but instead of trolling campaign sites and 535 federal websites, he created workforcongress.com – one of the fastest-growing employment boards on the web. The site compiles job openings from public sources, government websites and direct submissions to allow potential employees to apply for […]

Staff Editorial: Wiping records for minor infractions

A new development shows the University is finally taking judicial reform seriously. The two departments that replaced Student Judicial Services will now review infractions on a case-by-case basis, rather than provide a set of blanket punishments for typical college behavior. But more importantly for current students, standing discipline records may be expunged. This is a […]