December 5, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 31

Stories from the December 5, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Vern sex offense reports increase

The number of sexual offenses reported for the Mount Vernon Campus has increased this year, according to University crime log data. Four sex offense cases have been reported on the Vern for 2011, according to the crime log, while annual data from the University Police Department shows one case was reported last year and none […]

Search narrows to two for new CADE director

Two candidates outlined their visions for the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education’s top office last week, in their vie for the position that has been vacant since 2008. The candidates, both female and recent college graduates, have experience in substance abuse prevention, but did not delve into explicit details of their goals and […]

Local court to judge small crimes

Students facing drug charges from the city court might see their cases dismissed if they complete community service, after the opening of a neighborhood-focused courtroom in January. The D.C. Superior Court will designate a community court for the Second District – which includes Foggy Bottom – offering an alternative channel to settle low-level, non-violent criminal […]

Anthropologist association revises code of ethics

Frances Norwood’s anthropological research over the past decade has brought her to bedsides in nursing homes and into ethical murkiness as she studied euthanasia in the Netherlands. Norwood, an assistant research professor and lecturer, talked to doctors who admitted to breaking the Dutch ban on assisted suicide before it was lifted in 1984. She also […]

Serving healthy fodder for her alma mater

For a local restaurant owner, giving back to GW is a family affair – with plenty of fruits and vegetables involved. In 2010 Annie Leconte, her husband Didier Leconte and her son Eric opened Litestars, a restaurant she describes as a “healthier quick bistro” that specializes in gourmet tartlets, grain-based salads and their newly copyrighted […]

UCC head resigns in light of allegations

The director of the University Counseling Center abruptly resigned Thursday after facing charges from former employees of incompetent leadership and inappropriate professional behavior. The resignation was announced in a canned statement from Dean of Students Peter Konwerski that did not address the controversies brought to light by a Nov. 17 Hatchet article. The seven counselors […]

University gives less in merit aid

The University refocused part of its financial aid pool toward students with demonstrated economic need in 2010, a change that cut into monies for academic, athletic and other performance-based scholarships. In the 2009 to 2010 academic year, the last year that data is available for, 12.8 percent of aid was merit-based – awarded to students […]