November 17, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 28

Stories from the November 17, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

UPD increases officers in upperclassman halls

The University Police Department is adding more officers to upperclassman residence halls as part of a broader effort to tighten access to buildings across campus. The force reviewed data from crime reports covering the past five years, looking at patterns to determine where and when to place officers in specific buildings, UPD Chief Kevin Hay […]

Changes planned for MCAT

The organization that oversees medical school entrance exams proposed broad changes last week for the test to put a higher emphasis on bedside manner. The Association of American Medical Colleges board made the final set of recommendations in a months-long deliberation to ensure future doctors can connect with patients and have a knowledge base that […]

Mount Vernon Campus sees jump in liquor violations

Liquor law violations on the Mount Vernon Campus increased tenfold from 2009 to 2010, according to the annual report by the University Police Department. Two liquor violations were reported to UPD in 2009, a number that jumped to 25 in 2010 – the most recent data available. Assistant Dean of Students Tara Pereira, who oversees […]

Report uncovers lack of interactive tweets

Five years after Twitter entered the social media scene, major news outlets have yet to adopt the site as a reporting or interactive tool, a study published this week found. The School of Media and Public Affairs and the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism reported in a Nov. 14 study that mainstream […]


Friday The REMix Project The Racially and Ethnically Mixed Student Association invites students for free food, engaging dialogue and performance. Multicultural Student Services Center – 5 p.m. Harry Potter Double Screening Program Board invites students to attend a pre-party, and stick around for a two-part ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ film screening with free […]


The photo caption was updated on Nov. 17, 2011 to reflect the following: Based on incorrect information from a source, The Hatchet misspelled Conrad Cheeks Jr.’s name.

Staff Editorial: Provide assistance for student org fees

The University Police Department’s collective bargaining agreement requires student organizations to pay a flat fee for having officers at events in the Marvin Center, creating a financial drain on student organizations. This fee imposes a burden on smaller-budget student organizations trying to hold fundraising events in the in the University’s student hub. While the University […]