October 27, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 22

Stories from the October 27, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GOP candidate campaigns on foreign experience

“Folks, this country is in a funk,” former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said Tuesday, stressing a need for new leadership to revive a lagging economy and outdated foreign policy strategy. The presidential contender spoke about the nation’s dimming presence in the international economy at the event hosted by the College Republicans. “We are dispirited. This […]

Nursing professor joins health care initiatives

A nursing professor has been appointed to a local health equity council under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that seeks to combat health care disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. Kimberly Acquaviva, a professor in the School of Nursing, will work together with health care authorities from D.C., Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia […]

University violates fire extinguisher code

The University is in violation of the International Fire Code as it has failed to service expired fire extinguishers in one aging campus science building. Out of 23 fire extinguishers inspected by The Hatchet in Corcoran Hall, one was last serviced in October of 2008, four in September and October of 2009 and 18 in […]

GW houses transfer students on the Mount Vernon Campus

Sophomore Madleine Brennan didn’t expect she would end up living closer to her hometown in Arlington, Va. than the White House when she transferred to GW this year. Brennan, who transferred from Dickinson College in Penn., checked her housing assignment online to discover that, she, along with about 150 other transfer students, were placed on […]

Alcohol transports continue to rise

The number of students transported to GW Hospital for alcohol-related cases this semester reached a new high, a top administrator said Wednesday. Ninety-six students were transported to the hospital for intoxication from the start of the academic year to Oct. 20, Assistant Dean of Students Tara Pereira said – a jump from 68 students last […]

Freshman diversity levels inch up

More than a year into the University’s push for diversity and inclusion on campus, this year’s freshman class is only slightly more diverse, numbers that put GW in the middle of the pack among market basket schools. About 28 percent of freshmen are multicultural, up 1 percentage point from the class of 2014. Kathryn Napper, […]

Courses selected for Ames

The newly restored Ames Hall on the Mount Vernon Campus will hold more than two dozen course sections next semester, many geared toward freshmen. The five-story building will host the largest classes in the campus’ history, including a 75-student calculus course and a 124-student American history course in the Vern’s first lecture hall. Nineteen out […]

Dressing up the time warp

As Connor James dons his strawberry-blonde wig, he repeats a motto he created for his character: “Be creepy.” In the original “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the unnerving demeanor James hopes to emulate helped turn a low-budget film into a cult classic that has been honored and celebrated for 36 years. For 17 years, Forbidden Planet […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 10/17/11 – 6:57 p.m. Location: Thurston Hall Case closed University Police Department officers responded to an anonymous complainant reporting drugs in a room. A community director conducted an administrative search, yielding 26 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.Referred for disciplinary action Drug Law Violation/]Receiving Stolen Property 10/18/11 – 12:15 p.m. Location: 1959 […]