September 6, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 8

Stories from the September 6, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Thursday The Laws of War Listen to a discussion about the psychology of war with conflict resolution experts from the International Humanitarian Law Dissemination unit at the American Red Cross. Marvin Center, Room 301 – 11 a.m. Friday GroW Garden Party Breakfast Wander through the on-campus GroW Garden, and receive a free breakfast from organic […]

Court evicts West End resident

A 66-year-old West End tenant must vacate his home of more than three decades, D.C. Superior Court ruled Wednesday. The court ruled that the University has the legal authority to evict Scip Barnhart, a former professor who lives on the eighth floor of West End. The case reached the court level after Barnhart claimed GW […]

Four sexual abuses reported in two weeks

Three female undergraduates were allegedly sexually abused on or near the Foggy Bottom Campus during the first two weeks of the academic year. Each incident involved alcohol and suspects who were acquaintances of the alleged victims, according to a University statement. One case took place Wednesday at McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, and another reportedly occurred […]

Water bottle rental program to begin

Students will be able to rent reusable water bottles across campus starting Saturday. Non-disposable plastic bottles pre-filled with water will be sold for about $2 at three locations – Campus Fresh, FoBoGro and Washington Deli & Pizza. Students will be able to exchange empty bottles for filled ones and receive a 50-cent refund for each […]

In a digital age, SMPA looks to hire the web-savvy

Correction appended The School of Media and Public Affairs is looking to hire professors who can tweet, blog and code to prepare students for careers that increasingly demand digital skills. The journalism and political communication school will bring in two professors specializing in the practice and study of digital media, director Frank Sesno said. The […]

Push for students to take more Vern classes fails

The University launched a campaign this fall to push students to take more courses on the Mount Vernon Campus. Advisers, administrators and professors are encouraging undergraduates over email and in person to take multiple classes on the Vern as part of a “Two Two” campaign, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Planning Forrest Maltzman. […]

University plans to mandate diversity training

The University’s multicultural office is planning a mandatory diversity training program for members of all student organizations. Michael Tapscott, leader of the Multicultural Student Services Center for the last nine years, said his office is planning workshops to help thousands of students from different backgrounds understand and bridge their differences through interactive exercises and video-based […]