September 24, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 13

Stories from the September 24, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University Police Department cracks down on underage drinking

Clarification appended The University Police Department is increasing campus patrols this fall to clamp down on underage drinking. Officers will monitor parties on and off campus where they suspect students are drinking, and UPD Chief Kevin Hay told the Interfraternity Council last week that fraternities should expect a larger police presence at their events, several […]

University dismisses bulk of Student Association space plan

Administrators rejected the two largest Student Association strategies to expand student space on campus last week. After two years of lobbying and rhetoric, SA executives submitted a 22-page proposal laying out 10 ways administrators could open up space on campus for students. The University fully agreed to just one proposal, calling the plan’s centerpieces – […]

Former student arrested for gun, drugs

More than a handful of Metropolitan Police officers arrested a former student Thursday at The Avenue for intent to sell narcotics and possession of a semi-automatic rifle and ammunition. In a raid of a fifth-floor apartment, officers took the 25-year-old – unnamed in police documents – into custody after discovering the unregistered gun, ammunition, amphetamine […]

Wait for counseling could last weeks

Student Health Service has seen a 40 percent increase in psychiatric appointments, which students say has created a month-long wait before they can get help. The wait for psychiatric appointments ranges from three to four weeks, Senior Associate Dean of Students Mark Levine said, adding that “the wait time has fluctuated based on student needs […]

Columbian College could add law minor

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is planning a law and society minor that would create GW’s first undergraduate academic program tailored to legal studies. The 18-credit minor would launch next fall and mostly include existing courses in political science, economics, sociology and history – a step to strengthen legal education at a University […]


Monday GW Law Forum Law professors will discuss the implications of an affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas, which will reach the Supreme Court next month. Jack Morton Auditorium – 4 p.m. Neighbors Project Volunteer Info Session Learn how to get involved with Neighbors Project, GW’s longest-running community service partner program. Marvin Center, […]

University heightens work to retain top professors

The University has steadily built up its core of full-time professors over the last four years, but administrators now have a new challenge: keeping them. Provost Steven Lerman said the University must fortify against professor “poaching” by more elite schools by being more proactive and working with deans and department heads to keep star professors […]

Staff Editorial: Serve our Foggy Bottom community

In a neighborhood bustling with college students, there is one group of people who are sometimes overlooked: the elderly. A group of Foggy Bottom residents is looking to launch a support network for the elderly who wish to remain in their homes as they age and have reached out to the University for help arranging […]