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.

An escape from the concrete jungle

A few hours before the sun set on the Mount Vernon softball field Aug. 16, Dan Hodgson, an assistant coach on GW’s baseball team, hit a soaring home run over the left field fence and began to round the bases. After tapping the first base bag, Hodgson made the turn to second base, but soon […]

Grammy winner OK Go will headline Fall Fest

Grammy-award winning band OK Go will perform at Fall Fest on Sept. 8 in University Yard. The outdoor concert will also feature singer-songwriter Derek James and student band Bottles/Cans, which consists of GW undergraduates Kevin Eskowitz, Zach Pentel and Brendan Polmer. “OK Go’s unique sound, coupled with their ability to captivate their audience, makes this […]

Drivers under 21 can now Zip

Zipcar is no longer only for GW’s upperclassmen. Three cars will be made available specifically for GW Zipcar members between the ages of 18 and 20 years old by the start of the fall semester, according to Zipcar and University officials. Ellice Perez, D.C. regional vice president for Zipcar, said the arrangement was “extremely special […]

Scheduling a source of frustration for Kvancz, fans

Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz would like to get one thing straight with fans of the school’s men’s basketball team: he, too, wants to see good teams come play at Smith Center. Just don’t expect it to happen anytime soon. Unfortunately for GW and its fans, getting quality opponents to come to Foggy Bottom has […]

Army ROTC: Strong at GW

GW alumnus Audrey Quinby has had a tough time in Iraq. She lost her Army truck this June to a bomb. She had to pack up and inventory the personal effects of a comrade killed in action. But when asked what her most intense experience has been, she can’t single anything out. “Everyday.take your pick,” […]

SJS charges students for CI drinking

Two incoming freshmen were found to have engaged in separate cases of underage drinking at Colonial Inauguration this summer and at least one was spared expulsion by GW. The two females, who were treated by EMeRG, were brought before Student Judicial Services and judged separately. One student, an 18-year-old female, was placed on strict disciplinary […]

Sports Calendar, Scoreboard

Scoreboard Women’s soccer Aug. 23: William & Mary, L, 3-0 (Exhibition) Aug. 26: UMBC, W, 1-0 (Exhibition) Men’s soccer Aug. 27: VMI, W, 7-0 (Exhibition) Volleyball Aug. 24: George Mason, L, 3-1 Aug. 25: Georgetown, W, 3-0 Aug. 25: American, L, 3-2 Number Crunch 1,516: Attendance at the GW volleyball team’s 3-2 loss to American […]

University hires two new Alumni Relations officials

GW took its first step toward achieving University President Steven Knapp’s goal of increasing alumni relations by welcoming two new administrators upon the beginning of his tenure. Adrienne Rulnick is serving the University as associate vice president for principal gifts in the division of Development, a position recently created, while John Kudless replaced Scott Mory […]

Trachtenberg accepts headhunting job

After more than two decades as a university administrator, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is joining the private sector to help other institutions find qualified presidents, administrators and professors. GW’s former president accepted a job earlier this month as a top executive at Korn/Ferry International, one of the nation’s largest headhunting firms. He will serve as chairman […]

From Pumpkins to Police, V-Fest to H Street

Ahh, summer in the city. For those of us that stuck around the District during the summer months, we all know that it’s been quite the wild ride. Quite frankly, we’re all a little bit exhausted. We worked hard, we partied hard, we ate well, and we caused trouble wherever we could. But perhaps the […]