August 30, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 4

Stories from the August 30, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Storm clears but GW volunteers don’t

The seven blocks that span from Michoud Boulevard down to Alcee Fortier Road along Chef Menteur Highway make up a community that looks as if someone swooped up a village in Northern Vietnam and then planted in New Orleans. Christina Wadhwani, a 21-year-old senior at GW, first stepped onto these seven blocks in March of […]

What’s the deal with… … Metro changes?

Some believe it resembles the Bat Cave, while others just find it to be remarkably clean and efficient. Everyone’s impression of the D.C. Metro is different, but clearly there is something about the system that puts it above the rest. But now, the Metro is undergoing some changes that may alter its positive, unique image, […]

No jitters for these freshmen

Freshman Serena Wong knows exactly which professor she’ll take for biology: Professor Hartmut Dobel. Not because of and not because of recommendations from older students. Wong knows which biology professor is best for her because she has already had him as a teacher at GW for introduction to biology. Wong, a recent graduate of […]

Staff Editorial: SA successes must not stop after achievements

Even as the school year is just beginning, the Student Association can already claim success in accomplishing major initiatives promised by President Nicole Capp and Executive Vice President Brand Kroeger. This success is commendable, especially given the SA’s recent track record of inaction, but the governing body should not shy away from tackling new issues […]

Diana Kugel: Welcome back to a new GW

Towards the end of August, after a long summer crammed with everything from internships to pool parties, students are eager to return to GW. The city has a kind of indescribable appeal in the fall, as the air gets that crispness that only September can bring, and students begin milling around campus once again. Yet […]

Brendan Polmer: Can you believe it?

Holy crap, I’m a senior. When did this happen? How did this happen? I don’t get it. Seems like just yesterday I was trying to get into The Exchange with a fake I.D., dancing with some cutie to 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” while holding a pitcher of Bud Light in my left, paper-braceleted hand. […]

Letters to the Editor

Be mindful of being good neighbors Dear Students, One of the great benefits of attending The George Washington University is its location in the Foggy Bottom/West End and Foxhall communities. We enjoy numerous cultural activities as well as excellent shopping, restaurants and entertainment opportunities. The George Washington University is committed to being a good neighbor […]

GW Brief: Monroe Hall reopens after year-long renovations

After more than one year of renovations, Monroe Hall is open for business. The building, located at the corner of 21st and G streets, will now house the mathematics, economics, political science and speech and hearing departments. University spokesperson Adela de la Torre said both the construction and move-in phases went smoothly. “With the exception […]

Going green before his time

SPARKS, Md. – Offering his lunch guests a touch of cool watermelon on a warm Saturday afternoon, Steven Knapp instructs his eating companions to be careful what they throw away. Watermelon rinds? Save them. It’s sheep feed. Plastic plates? Give them a scrubbing and keep them handy for later use. On the new University president’s […]

SA Note: GW Reads returns to dorms and academic buildings

Because of efforts made by the Student Association, free newspapers will again be available in residence halls and select academic buildings by the start of the fall semester, according to University and Student Association officials. The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today will return to all residence halls, said SA Executive Vice […]