September 6, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 7

Stories from the September 6, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Freshman puts presidential hopes into (very) early action

Audrey Richards started her presidential campaign in the fourth grade. Not for president of the debate team or color guard, but for president of the United States. “I think my generation really has a lot to offer and I think I would bring out the best qualities in the government,” Richards said. The determined freshman […]

Novice colonial brings veteran experience

Veteran Tommy Davis has been tasked with arduous, often intense missions in the Middle East. His most recent mission? Graduating from GW. Davis has spent the last six years in unwelcoming places, calling disaster-stricken Haiti and a war-torn Afghanistan his short-term homes, but at the beginning of his sophomore year, he finally feels at ease. […]

Mary Cheh leads bill capping appointees

D.C. councilwoman Mary Cheh will introduce a bill capping the number of political appointments Mayor Vincent Gray can make, following a report that chronicled the alumnus’s hiring scandals. Cheh, a professor at GW Law School, headed up the council’s Aug. 23 report outlining evidence that Gray appointed adult children of his administration’s senior officials and […]

CADE chief departs as department shifts

The acting head of the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education will step down this week, leaving the office responsible for substance education without a permanent leader. Katie Bean, assistant director of CADE, will assume a similar position at the Wellness, Alcohol and Drug Education office at St. Joseph’s University after leaving the University […]

Hispanics are largest minority group on college campuses

Hispanics have edged out other minority groups to become the most represented minority on university campuses nationwide. Using data from the 2010 Census a Pew Research Center report found that the number of Hispanics enrolled in colleges across the country outpaced blacks for the first time, growing by 24 percent from 2009 to 2010. While […]

Counseling cuts fees for first six sessions

The University Counseling Center will offer students six free counseling sessions annually, changing its often criticized policy of charging students for its services after intense student lobbying. “This is huge,” the director of the University Counseling Center John Dages said. The policy change goes into effect Sept. 6. Students previously paid $50 for each non-emergency […]

Agency tests UPD for recertification

An outside accrediting agency will evaluate the University Police Department this December to determine if the department will again earn the agency’s seal of approval. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will visit campus and conduct town halls with the community while also reviewing UPD’s records from the past three years. It last […]

Thousands dance as Girl Talk electrifies Fall Fest

The lines for Program Board’s annual event began at 7 p.m., wrapping around the sidewalk at the corner of 21st and H streets, as students waited anxiously to get in. Even in the boiling heat, students swarmed the stage for the opening act, OCD: Moosh & Twist, and by the time Girl Talk finished his last set, crowds stretched from the GW Law School patio to the steps of the Media and Public Affairs building across the street.

Bed bugs infest JBKO room

Bed bugs have infested one room in JBKO, a University spokesperson said Friday. University spokesperson Michelle Sherrard said the isolated case is being treated, but declined to disclose the floor of the affected room. Treatments will take place over the next four weeks to fully exterminate both the bugs and their eggs. The residents are […]

Strategic plan tops Knapp’s list of goals

This will be a decade of transformation for the University, its top administrator told The Hatchet, charging that GW will be a fundamentally different institution by 2020. University President Steven Knapp said a new strategic plan, construction on academic buildings, enhanced career advising services and increased diversity throughout the community top his list of priorities […]