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.

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 […]

U.S. News: GW leads in financial aid

Despite falling another slot in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top colleges, GW remains a leader in the financial aid section of the survey – a statistic that administrators seem hesitant to promote. In the 2008 issue of U.S. News & World Report’s top colleges, released in late August, GW’s need-based financial […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Free Group Fitness Classes Group fitness classes are FREE during Labor Day weekend and the first week of the semester. See class schedule online for times Lerner Health and Wellness Center Sponsored by the Learner Heath and Wellness Center Saturday Kool-Off in Kogan Stop by Kogan Plaza for refreshments as you take a break […]

Students warned about piracy online

This spring GW issued cease and desist letters to 19 students for the alleged illegal downloading of various forms of media in response to an escalated effort by the Recording Industry Association of America and other companies to enforce copyright laws. The RIAA sent more than 2,000 pre-litigation notices to universities starting in February, a […]

Snapshot: Rolling In

Media Credit: Alex Ellis/assistant photo editor Sophomores Mike Briscoe and Will Doar on H Street pick up a package falling off a University-provided cart the two used while moving into their new dorm early. Most students will move into their dorms on Saturday.