August 30, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 4

Stories from the August 30, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Common to perform at Fall Fest

Hip-hop artist Common will headline the annual Fall Fest concert September 9, said Program Board’s Concerts Chair Zach Pentel. Common has toured with rapper Kanye West, a headliner of Spring Fling in 2004. Last year’s Fall Fest main act was Robert Randolph and the Family Band. The annual Program Board-sponsored festival caps off Welcome Week […]

Google offers books

As students gear up for class, they might want to know about their electronic options. Students across the country have chosen to utilize online databases of texts, including Google Book Search. In November 2005 Google’s ever-growing database of books went live for anyone with an Internet connection to search the content of millions of books. […]

Men to travel to California

The GW men’s basketball team will face teams from the Big East, Mountain West, Pacific 10 and Atlantic Coast Conference during the upcoming season. The Colonials, who made the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season, have a schedule highlighted by games with Providence in Rhode Island, University of Southern California in Anaheim and […]

Brendan Polmer: Hostels, Heineken and hash

I wouldn’t really consider myself to be a super-experienced traveler, but this summer I was given the opportunity (OK, the money) to spend the month of August backpacking around Europe. And yes, of course, I went to Amsterdam. There seems to be a lot of hype about this infamous city in the Netherlands, considered perhaps […]

U.S. News pegs GW at No. 52

GW ranked No. 52 in this year’s U.S. News and World Report annual listing of top universities, marking the eighth year GW has just missed a spot in the top 50. The report for national universities is based on factors including peer assessment, retention rate, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate and alumni […]

Pre-semester Winners & Losers

Just because you weren’t here this summer doesn’t mean nothing happened at GW. Here is a run down of our pre-semester Winners & Losers: Winner: Grad students in HOVA Talk about a deal – grad students accustomed to brutal area rents are now getting away with $700 for singles and $400 for doubles, albeit without […]

Summer digest: a news summary

Only 900 of the nearly 17,000 people who lived on campus this summer were GW students, according to Executive Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz. To catch up on the summer news most students were not on campus to see or read about, here is a wrap-up of some of the biggest stories of the […]

Juliet Moser: The stuff we collect, the memories we keep

“This is Petra, the ancient rose-red city carved into the mountains of southern Jordan. Here I am climbing up to the tomb of Aaron – you know, Moses’ brother who died on the trip to the holy land. Oh, and this is a friend whom I met with in Amman, and here is where we […]

Staff Editorial: Fight textbook costs

As college students prepare to return for another year of school, disproportionately high textbook costs remain a pertinent issue for higher education. While a number of studies have blamed publishers for driving up costs of books for several years, little has been done to reverse this trend for America’s college students. Last January, this page […]

CUNY settles mental health case

New York’s Hunter College settled a lawsuit last week with a student who alleged that the school barred her from her dormitory after she tried to commit suicide. The student’s suit resembles that of former GW student Jordan Nott, who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the University in October 2005. The Hunter College student, known […]