September 13, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 10

Stories from the September 13, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Debunking a hazy health myth

My father, a hospice physician, rightfully scared me away from smoking at an early age. But when the opportunity to smoke hookah presented itself, all I could think was: It’s harmless, right? The myths surrounding hookah smoke are almost as prevalent as the activity itself. Doctors say that despite what you may have heard from […]

Staff Editorial: Food options for a diverse student body

For years J Street has attempted to change to better meet student needs. And while the University cannot accommodate every dietary restriction or preference, in cycling through different venues, it has left out a key group: those who keep kosher. Since the kosher eatery Nosh shut down this summer, J Street’s kosher options are limited […]

Fraternities given more leeway for rush events

The University’s fraternity council is loosening rush restrictions this fall to give an edge to smaller chapters. Fraternities will be able to hold unofficial events for potential new members recruitment and offer bids after rush ends, moves that smaller chapters say will attract more members. Colin O’Brien, president of Beta Theta Pi, said in past […]

Career center expands job programs

A year after GW committed to overhauling career services, the University-wide Career Center has modified successful programs from other school-based career centers across the University to work for the entire student body. The GW center has expanded programs like the business school’s Strengths program, which helps students narrow their focus toward specific career paths, and […]

Court shuts down GW’s attempt to quash lawsuit

The U.S. District Court rejected Monday GW’s attempt to disband a lawsuit claiming the University shortchanged employees. David Driscoll, the former executive coordinator in the Office of Teaching and Learning, is alleging the University owes him overtime pay from 2011. His attorneys will make a case to the court for the lawsuit to become a […]

Students wait to move back into The Dakota after fire

More than 50 students who were displaced Monday after a dryer fire in The Dakota will have to wait until early next week to move back into their rooms. The students were temporarily placed into Amsterdam and Mitchell halls while the University cleans rooms touched by flames or soaked by sprinklers on The Dakota’s bottom […]

Calendar

Thursday Workplace Expectations for Student Employees Pick up tips on workplace etiquette – like how to dress up and socialize – from this new workshop by the Career Center. Marvin Center, Room 310 – 4 p.m. 2012 Latino Heritage Celebration Hear from journalist Vivianna Hurtado as she kicks off the University’s month-long festival celebrating Latino […]