April 22, 2013

Volume 109, Issue 57

Stories from the April 22, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

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Monday Graduate Health Program Fair Network with representatives from medical, dental, allied health and post-baccalaureate programs, while meeting MCAT preparation companies. Smith Center – 4 p.m. What Lies Ahead: Russia’s Political and Energy Outlooks For the Next Ten Years Listen to two Russian scholars discuss domestic, political and environmental challenges Russia will face in the […]

GW: No plan to up security after Boston attacks

The deadly explosions in the Boston area last week will not impact security measures for the Commencement ceremony May 19, the University’s top security official said. Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security Darrell Darnell said GW would continue to work with U.S. Park Police for the University-wide ceremony held on the National Mall. […]

Staff Editorial: A win for campus mental health

When tragedy strikes, counseling services and other campus support options come more sharply into focus. If those programs are not up to par when students need them most, criticism comes easy. This time, the University is making progress, but still has more work to do. Since new University Counseling Center director Silvio Weisner took over […]

Students fight cancer in overnight relay

Freshman Suzy Wilson remembers spending holidays at her grandmother’s house, where her favorite snacks โ€“ Fritos and ginger ale โ€“ were always laid out. But when she was in the seventh grade, her grandmother passed away from lung cancer, prompting her to captain the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority Relay for Life team in her memory […]

Story of overdose pushes student to quit drugs

Clarification appended He blew $500 of Christmas money on cocaine, snorting a half-ounce until New Year’s Eve. Then he had to stop โ€“ his nose was bleeding. He had to try something different. The sophomore, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, cooked crack in his basement while his parents slept in their room above […]