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.

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 […]

Rabid bat found in Funger

Web UpdateSaturday, Sept. 1 11:39 a.m. University Police Department officers found a rabid juvenile bat this week in a widely used academic building. The unconscious bat was found on the fifth floor of Funger Hall, located on 22nd and G streets, according to an online University alert. The alert adds that no one came into […]

GW ranked 54th by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranked GW 54th in its annual listing of the nation’s top 100 undergraduate programs, a rank on par with the University’s decade-long, near-50 showing on the list. The University fell from its previous rank of number 52 and shares this year’s spot with Pepperdine University and University of Maryland. GW […]

This month in live music

September means a lot of different things at GW: getting professors to sign you into a class, (maybe) buying books for said class and perhaps lining up that internship your parents keep hounding you about. But above all, it means figuring out a way to work all that “important” stuff around all the concerts that […]

Varsity Roundup

Volleyball The volleyball team opened its 2007 season with a 1-2 record, including a 1-1 record in the D.C. Challenge at American University Aug. 25. The team also lost at George Mason 3-1 Aug. 24 in Fairfax. Senior Janine Brown recorded 26 digs in a 3-0 win over Georgetown and 25 spikes in the Colonials’ […]

College Democrats place second in national contest

Two years ago, the GW College Democrats ran an admittedly disorganized student organization. Now the chapter has turned things around so much so that the group took second place in a national chapter of the year contest earlier this summer. “We did a lot over the past year to revitalize the organization,” said junior Tanya […]

What’s On TV

We are back at GW. Summer is almost over and fall is right around the corner. Soon, leaves will be changing colors, the humid D.C. heat will give way to cooler temperatures, and most importantly, a whole new season of TV will start. Yes, I’m talking about the shows that you can’t bear to miss […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Use it to take the Metro to Gallery Place/Chinatown to see the Harry Benson: Being There photography exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. A controversial pioneer in photojournalism, Benson photographed everything from the Beatles coming to America, Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy’s assassination, Michael Jackson and George W. Bush. If […]

Student promotes local activism

While most GW students might watch CNN or peruse a copy of The Washington Post to get their fill of pressing social issues, junior James Jones does more. Jones, the spokesperson for the Philadelphia-based Youth Action, handles the group’s public relations and tries to encourage young African-Americans to be more politically aware. “Being actively involved […]