October 6, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 16

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

Crime Log

Simple Assault 9/29/11 – 12:55 a.m. Location: Thurston Hall Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of two roommates having a verbal argument that led to shoving.Referred for disciplinary action Forgery 9/29/11 – 4:49 p.m. Location: Off campus Open case A staff member reported that a former student falsified the staffer’s signature […]

Examiner labels death a homicide

The D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner publicly released the manner for graduate student Patrick Casey’s death as a homicide Wednesday. The cause of the 33-year-old Afghanistan war veteran’s death was blunt impact trauma resulting in injuries to his head, Beverly Fields, chief of staff at the medical examiner’s office, said. Examiners conducted an […]

Sexual assault reports increase

The number of sexual offenses reported for the Foggy Bottom Campus inched slightly higher last year, but determining whether there was an increase in cases or more reporting of incidents is difficult, experts and a University official said. The total number of reported on-campus sex offenses has steadily increased at GW over the last four […]

Representing her country at the U.N.

Senior Sameera Al Bitar is used to representing her country by diving into a pool, having competed in both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics for Bahrain. This September, she represented her country in another way – this time on land – at the United Nations General Assembly for the U.N. program, “In The Arena: Sports […]

Engineering school looks to increase student scholarships

The School of Engineering and Applied Science is seeking out new donors to fund scholarships in the hopes that increased financial aid packages will entice students to enroll. As the University expands science and technology programs with projects like the Science and Engineering Hall, financial support for students has increasingly become a focus of fundraising […]

Violence prevention experience key in search for CADE leader

The University expects to announce a new leader for the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education by the end of this month, an administrator said Tuesday. The leader of CADE is responsible for directing the office’s programming, which includes overseeing the BeWiser substance awareness campaign and event registration for student organizations. The position of […]

Foundations contribute nearly half in record fundraising year

Philanthropy from foundations topped $51 million, about 45 percent of the University’s record fundraising total during the 2011 fiscal year. While the focus is often placed on individual donors – including students, alumni, parents and staff – foundations contribute almost an equal amount to various parts of the University. “Foundation support is spread throughout every […]

A familial bond on the GW volleyball court

A hallmark of the volleyball team is its chemistry on the court, allowing them to move together as a unit and communicate quickly. If you look closely, there’s one special connection, an even deeper bond. That’s because senior MacKenzie Knox, a middle blocker, and sophomore Taylor Knox, a right side hitter, are a unique combination […]

Sports in Brief: ESPN ranks men’s basketball schedule second-toughest in A-10

ESPN.com released its analysis of the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball non-conference schedules Wednesday, ranking GW’s lineup an eight on a scale of one to 10 of the “toughness” of its opponents. The match-ups against California, Kansas State, VCU and Syracuse were deemed the most challenging non-conference opponents GW will face. The next-toughest were Detroit and […]