November 5, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 25

Stories from the November 5, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Marissa Fretes: Don’t touch our welfare benefits

The American welfare program took a hit this election. There was that time Newt Gingrich called President Barack Obama the “most effective food stamp president in history” last January, and then there was Mitt Romney’s advertisement lambasting Obama for “taking the work out of welfare” in August. And we can’t forget Romney’s infamous “47 percent” […]

Former employee sentenced for drugs

A former housekeeping employee found with ammunition and 23 pounds of marijuana in his apartment in May was sentenced Thursday to three weekends behind bars and a year of probation. A Maryland circuit court charged Leon Flythe, 29, with one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Flythe was arrested at his apartment […]

Public health cap harnesses demand

As schools across GW look to grow their enrollments, the population in the undergraduate program in the School of Public Health and Health Services – one of GW’s most competitive programs – is held down by a student cap imposed by the Board of Trustees.

Narrow election adds pressure for GW poll

As Mitt Romney and Barack Obama brace for a photo finish, national polling groups like the POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll will be under almost as much scrutiny as the candidates on Nov. 6.

University plans for smoke-free campus

GW will become a smoke-free campus by September 2013, banning smoking within 25 feet of campus buildings and in public spaces like Kogan Plaza and University Yard. The Faculty Senate executive committee and the Board of Trustees both approved the ban last month. Students who violate the policy will be referred to the Office of […]

ANC candidates make final push

The students bidding for seats on GW’s local neighborhood councils this fall live in districts more than half comprised of young people, seemingly giving them an edge in the race. But because few students are registered to vote in the District, and elections are typically decided by just a few dozen voters, on-the-ground campaigning is […]

Obama & Romney on the issues

Obama: Higher Education Spent months lobbying to prevent the federal student loan rate from doubling to 6.2 percent Increased Pell Grants and direct federal loans to cut down on extra fees paid to banks Healthcare Obama’s landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act extends coverage to about 30 million uninsured Americans and mandates that most […]