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.

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 […]

Top 10 things to be excited about

It’s the beginning of the year, and there are some things we are just plain excited about. The Scene has compiled a list of the top 10 things we are looking forward to at the moment. 10. Maybe it’s just that “Snakes on a Plane” has revved up our willingness to see so-bad-they’re-good movies, but […]

In stores and on sale

“Warterloo to Anywhere” Dirty Pretty Things Interscope Records Ex-Libertine Carl Barat says the songs on his band’s debut aren’t about former best friend, band mate and partner-in-crime Pete Doherty. Uh-huh. Much has been made of Doherty’s spiral of self-destruction, and Barat has been relegated in the public imagination to the role of mere witness to […]

The upside of indie

Elliott Smith has been dead for three years, his last tracks have been mixed and released as 2003’s “From a Basement on the Hill,” and your vinyl copies of “XO” and “Figure Eight” have burned a hole in your record player. Where, then, sad indie boy or girl, are you to turn? Ashton Allen hopes […]