October 4, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 16

Stories from the October 4, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Thursday National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh Lecture Listen to National Science Foundation director Subra Suresh speak about global science and engineering opportunities and challenges. Marvin Center, Continental Ballroom – 2 p.m. Exit Interview Hear former ABC News President David Westin discuss how the media has adapted to the Internet to chart the future of […]

GW Hospital hit by Medicare fee

GW Hospital will be forced to absorb about $335,000 in Medicare costs this year because an above-average number of patients returned for medical attention within a month of release. Six District hospitals – including GW’s – incurred the penalty, with only Sibley Memorial Hospital in Northwest D.C. dodging the cuts. The Medicare program docks hospitals […]

University spends less to raise more dollars

The University’s fundraising chief said this week that GW spends 21 cents for each dollar raised – an efficiency indicator that has dropped as GW intensifies fundraising efforts. While the University has hired more staff, hosted more events and paid for more marketing, the amount of money coming back in has paid off the investments […]

Students sign up to vote in D.C.

Correction appended A group of student activists have signed up more than 100 GW students as D.C. voters in the last two weeks. GW’s chapter of DC Students Speak – a coalition of college students who advocate in local politics – swarmed nearly all freshman and sophomore residence halls. On the first night of dorm […]

Campus burglaries drop in half

The Foggy Bottom Campus saw about half as many burglaries in 2011 than it did the year before, according to data released Monday. A total of 40 burglaries were reported for 2011 – significantly fewer than the 75 incidents in 2010 – marking a fourth-straight year of decreases, Department of Education statistics show. University Police […]

Crime Log

Theft Multiple dates – Time: Unknown Location: Lisner Hall (Uptowner Cafe) Case open A staff member reported to the University Police Department that a customer might have been shoplifting.Case open 10/1/12 – Time: Multiple Location: Lerner Health and Wellness Center Case closed A male student reported that he was threatened by another male student at […]

Businesses: GWorld outages hurt sales

Businesses around campus are reporting that GWorld glitches are costing them student customers and holding up service. At least five businesses across Foggy Bottom, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Juan Valdez Cafe, Gallery Market & Cafe, Carvings and the 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. CVS, said they continually experience long waits, transaction errors and connection time-outs. The University upgraded […]

GW unveils 10-year plan

The University unveiled Tuesday key pieces of a 10-year strategic plan that will retool nearly every corner of GW by doubling the number of international students and hiring up to 100 new professors. Provost Steven Lerman told the Faculty Assembly that the more than $110 million proposal is the starting gun for a period of […]

Food trucks implement 10 percent sales tax

District food trucks began charging sales tax Monday. Trucks tacked on a 10 percent sales tax – the same as restaurants in the city, in line with regulations approved by the D.C. Council last spring. They will be required to pay at least $1,500 in taxes to the city each year. In past years, all […]

A senior’s buff and blue career

Before the Colonials step out onto the field, Seth Rudolph high fives all of his teammates. It’s important to the team’s senior co-captain that he takes every measure to make sure the Colonials start each game focused and ready to play. If they don’t, he said, that distraction will translate into poor performance on the […]