November 10, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 26

Stories from the November 10, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter to the editor

The realities of campus construction In response to “GW: Keep your housing promise” (Nov. 3, p. 4), we know that, for many students, any level of noise in the morning is considered disruptive. The University is making every effort to mitigate the impact of construction noise near our residence halls and to balance the requests […]

Battle to make D.C. 51st state intensifies

District politicians unveiled a nationwide D.C. statehood campaign Tuesday, amplifying a decades-long effort to give D.C. residents representation in Congress and its leaders more control over the local budget. Mayor Vincent Gray, an alumnus, joined D.C.’s delegate in Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and several members of the D.C. Council to urge residents to foster a […]

University reinspects fire extinguishers

The out-of-date fire extinguishers in Corcoran Hall were brought into compliance earlier this month, just days after a Hatchet investigation found that equipment in the aging building violated international fire code. Two weeks ago, 23 fire extinguishers in Corcoran Hall were overdue for inspection. After visits from Ace Fire Extinguishers, 22 of the devices have […]

Tuition refunded for untaught medical school classes

The University will refund tuition costs for two courses taught by the former medical school professor who was discovered giving “A” grades to students without actually teaching. Venetia Orcutt resigned last month after students complained that she did not offer any instruction in two online courses on evidence-based medicine. Jeffrey Akman, interim vice provost for […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct/Liquor Law Violation 11/4/11 – 12:46 a.m. Location: Ivory Tower Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of loud noise. When officers attempted to enter a room, a student became verbally abusive and tried to refuse to let them inside. Once officers entered, they saw alcohol in plain view.Referred for disciplinary […]

Professors vie for lab space in new science building

Science and engineering faculty are jockeying to maximize their space in the Science and Engineering Hall as the planning process moves toward designing the coveted research labs ahead of the slated 2015 opening. Ballinger Architects, a Philadelphia-based firm, will meet this month with professors and department heads in the School of Engineering and Applied Science […]