November 21, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 29

Stories from the November 21, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students to join Knapp family for Thanksgiving

While most students will look across the Thanksgiving table at the familiar faces of family members, a few will see University President Steven Knapp instead. For the third year in a row, several students will spend Thanksgiving dinner with Knapp and his wife, Diane, at their on-campus residence, the F Street House. Knapp invites students […]

Dining group grant pool swells

The Student Dining Board catering fund from Sodexo doubled this year, but fewer organizations are vying for the larger pool. The student-run dining group allocated about one-third of its total $30,000 for the year so far. Sixty organizations have received catering grants, compared to 67 at the same time last year. Any student organization can […]

Staff Editorial: Happy turkey, sad turkey

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Here’s The Hatchet’s monthly wrap-up of what we’re thankful and not so thankful for. Gelman’s new entrance Let’s face it: Hardly anyone wants to go to Gelman Library. And when you go down the stairs into Gelman’s dark and gloomy entrance, you really just want to turn around […]

Letter to the editor

Restoring UCC’s reputation of responsiveness As three former GW staff psychologists, we really can’t say we’re pleased to read the revelations in the article, “Former counselors, staff say UCC leadership hurts students” (Nov. 17, p. 1), as it saddens us to read that what was once a stimulating and supportive environment has become an increasingly […]

Gelman’s upper-level floors may get cameras

The University is considering installing security cameras to combat continued theft on the upper floors of Gelman Library. The University Police Department has frequently cited Gelman as among the top locations that see theft, specifically of laptops and smartphones. “We are working with Gelman to develop and institute a comprehensive plan to include options appropriate […]

Medical school hires top fundraiser from UMD

A chief fundraiser for the University of Maryland will assume a newly-combined post in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences designed to raise funds for the program as it settles into a reshuffled leadership structure for the overarching Medical Center. As associate dean for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and associate vice […]

In tough economy, students graduate early to avoid debt

Grace Warrick can’t justify staying in college for another five months – not when it comes with the University’s price tag. Warrick said she would rather jump-start her job search instead of continuing to pile on debt for another semester, noting that graduating early was a better option than finishing an eighth semester, which would […]