September 22, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 12

Stories from the September 22, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Thursday Volatility in Commodity Markets The Institute for International Economic Policy is hosting experts in development and growth at a panel this week. Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E St. – 12:30 to 2 p.m. Senior job search group Future graduates looking for tips on finding a job this spring can seek help from career experts […]

Teach for America applications up

Teach For America was the largest domestic employer of University graduates this year, a title it’s held since 2008. Fewer than a quarter of this year’s 186 GW hopefuls were accepted to the Teach For America Corps. Twenty-eight applicants accepted offers to join. Teach for America saw a spike in applications for the past four […]

Rule tightened for bedroom swap

The University is cracking down on room assignments this fall to prevent students from living in incorrect bedrooms. Students must now live in an assigned bedroom or formally notify housing of a switch within suite-style rooms to prevent confusion at the end of each year when the University doles out damage charges to residents. The […]

Staff Editorial: A campus safety failure

There was a murder threat directed toward members of the community Tuesday, but you likely didn’t know that until now. And that’s an alarming problem. The University’s failure to inform and protect its students is a dangerous breakdown of communication and safety. According to Metropolitan Police Department documents, the Medical Faculty Associates received a threat […]

Saige Saunig: Making the most of recruitment

It is a sure sign when hundreds of well-dressed women descend on the Marvin Center that sorority recruitment has begun again. I went through recruitment as a potential new member last year, and I can still remember as if it was yesterday. Although I will be going through recruitment from the opposite side of the […]

Sara Fischer and Terricia Soyombo: Join the growing Panhellenic community

Friday evening marks the first day of the 2011 Panhellenic Association formal sorority recruitment process. With more than 700 women registered to participate so far, we are anticipating one of the biggest and most successful recruitment processes at GW to date. The Panhellenic community, 1,200 women strong, is one of the most far-reaching and influential […]

Trent Hagan: Crisis response is everyone’s duty

At times, there is no white lab coat necessary to save a life. Because training to teach you to respond to medical emergencies is so accessible, students should take a larger role in our campus’ safety and medical well-being by learning basic patient care in emergency situations. All GW students have access to trained rescuers, […]

Vern campus police relocate to Ames Hall

Ames Hall will be the University Police Department’s home on the Mount Vernon Campus once the building receives its housing permits in January. The department’s headquarters will move from the Gatehouse on W Street – on the northern side of the Vern – to the basement in Ames, Darrell Johnson, University police captain for the […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 9/16/11 – 12:10 a.m. Location: Off campus Case closedU.S. Park Police officers arrested two students who were smoking marijuana.Subjects arrested Threat 9/13/11 – 7:50 a.m. Location: Madison Hall Case closedUniversity Police Department officers responded to a report from a contractor who was arguing with another contractor who then threatened her. Subject barred […]