September 15, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 10

Stories from the September 15, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Employee steals cash from Medical Faculty Associates

An unidentified person embezzled about $300 from the Medical Faculty Associates this summer, a spokesperson for the group said Wednesday. The Medical Faculty Associates called the University Police Department to investigate the missing funds, Kathryn Kennedy McGriff, the practice’s director of marketing, said. UPD Chief Kevin Hay said the incident was handled as a personnel […]

Few issues reported for new J Street

Three weeks after the first major revamp of campus dining since 2007 went public, University officials said students’ main concern with the new J Street is slow service at the Metro Diner. Managing Director of Campus Support Services Nancy Haaga said the diner has added an express checkout for students purchasing prepared items to alleviate […]

Degree audit sees mixed reviews

Students are reporting kinks in the online degree auditing system launched Monday, but administrators in the Office of the Registrar said they have already resolved most of the minor issues reported. Students using the online tool known as DegreeMAP, which is designed to help track progress toward graduation, have encountered problems in applying general curriculum […]

GW seeks donor for senior class gift match

The University is searching for a donor to match contributions made as part of the senior class gift campaign. In the past, students individually donated to a department or student organization of their choice and contributions were matched by the Luther Rice Society, which gave the aggregate fund to a cause voted on by the […]

Crime Log

Theft 9/10/11 – Time unknown Location: 621 22nd St. Open case A student reported to UPD that while at a party at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house, she noticed her cell phone was missing. Open case 9/10/11 – 11:56 p.m. Location: JBKO Hall Open case A student reported to UPD that she left her room […]


Thursday Digital Origins of Democracy SMPA presents a lecture from associate professor Phil Howard on the developing role of new technologies in Muslim countries and their effects on the political sphere. Marvin Center, Room 302 – 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday Old Rag hike Join GW Trails as they hike Old Rag, the most popular […]

Law dean plans student life reform

The GW Law School will undergo a curriculum and marketing overhaul this year with a focus on providing increased career support for third-year students. Starting with three strategic planning committees this fall, Dean Paul Schiff Berman said the process will incorporate alumni, faculty and student input to implement reforms by the beginning of next year. […]

Former professor dies of stroke at 86

University Professor James Rosenau, a renowned scholar in politics and international affairs who spent a third of his 60-year teaching career at GW, died of a stroke Friday at the age of 86. Rosenau struggled with dementia for several years, his daughter, Margaret Rosenau, said. He was appointed a University Professor in 2010 after teaching […]

Student health care plan price spikes

The price of the University’s student health insurance plan increased by 21 percent this year following a surge in medical costs. At $1,977 annually, the new fee for the optional health care package grew largely as a result of climbing health care costs across the U.S. “Generally, health insurance premiums for all plans – including […]