October 20, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 20

Stories from the October 20, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Local concerns transcend president

Members of the community said their concerns with GW go beyond University President Steven Knapp’s doorstep and involve the institution as a whole. During his more than four-year tenure at the University, Knapp has made strides to diffuse tensions with the neighborhood over GW’s widening Foggy Bottom Campus, but neighborhood leaders said the University still […]

Honeybees descend on campus as cold weather nears

If you’ve seen a recent buzz around campus, you’re not alone. The 500,000 bees housed on the roof of Lisner Hall are more active now as they prepare for colder winter months, assistant professor of biology Hartmut Doebel said. Doebel said he “certainly noticed” a larger bee population near F Street and Kogan Plaza since […]

GWSB to launch online MBA program

The GW School of Business is developing an online master’s of business administration to boost enrollment in the school. The new curriculum will allow for greater customization beyond subjects already offered by the five established MBA programs. “It’s going for a broader audience,” Liesl Riddle, the associate dean of MBA programs, said. “It will be […]

Clogged pipe spills sewage in Vern hall

Three days after a backed up pipe in Cole Hall caused severe sewage flooding, residents say they are still waiting for the University to fully fix the damage. According to residents, the pipe was unplugged Sunday but the basement carpet is still saturated with sewage and chemicals from the clean-up and the walls are stained […]

Faculty weigh in on Knapp

Faculty across disciplines share a sense of optimism about University President Steven Knapp’s nearly five-year tenure, commending his steps toward raising research and strengthening academics. An informal survey of nearly 100 teaching and administrative faculty across the University showed that, while supportive of Knapp’s goals and approving of his progress, the results of GW’s 16th […]

Sports in Brief: Gymnastics announces upcoming schedule

The Colonials announced their 2012 schedule Wednesday, highlighted by four matches in the Smith Center. GW will open the season when it hosts the sixth-annual Lindsey Ferris Invitational Jan. 15 at 1 p.m., pitting the Colonials against squads from Cornell, Penn, North Carolina, William & Mary and Temple. Then the Colonials take to the road […]

Crime Log

Sexual Abuse 10/15/11 – 12:01 to 3:12 a.m. Location: Potomac House Case closed A female student reported to the University Police Department that she was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance that is also a student.Referred for disciplinary action False Fire Alarm 10/15/11 – 2:30 a.m. Location: Francis Scott Key Hall Case closed University Police Department […]

Police officers arrest alleged bookstore thief

University Police Department officers arrested a man last week for attempting to steal more than $1,000 worth of books from the GW Bookstore and resell them. Gregory Isaac Cherry was arrested Oct. 13 at about 4:30 p.m. after he entered the restricted area at the store and hid eight books in his bag, according to […]


Corrections: The Hatchet incorrectly reported that Joey Hoffman is a brother of Pi Kappa Phi. Joey Hoffman is an associate member of Pi Kappa Phi. The Hatchet incorrectly reported that the “Pie a Pi Kapp” event was part of the Greek Week events. The “Pie a Pi Kapp” event is an annual philanthropy event run […]


Thursday Bowling for Boobies Program Board invites you to help kick off GW Relay for Life. Students can come bowl and sign up for the spring relay event. Hippodrome – 7 p.m. Professor debate The College Democrats will bring in political science professor Steven Kelts and economics professor Donald Parsons for a match-up discussion on […]