September 4, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 5

Stories from the September 4, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter to the Editor

Writer only wrote about bad Some of my violent experiences here in Iraq were mentioned in Jennifer Easton’s article on Army ROTC (Aug. 30, A7), all of which are of course true. But I also wrote about bringing a small child to receive specialized medical care from American doctors and the unimaginable gratitude and joy […]

$13 million for Thurston: Work costs a third of hall’s value

Thurston Hall’s most recent renovation – which has been ongoing for two years – costs more than one-third of the building’s total taxable value and is the largest exterior building renovation in University history, according to a University spokesperson and D.C. land records. The building is valued at more than $28 million, according to D.C. […]

‘Emergency’ West End sale draws ire

The D.C. City Council passed controversial “emergency” legislation this summer to sell the area surrounding the West End Library to a private developer without the approval of community groups. The legislation would allow Eastbanc, a private developer, to purchase a public plot of land on 24th and L streets. Emergency legislation bypasses the Foggy Bottom/West […]

Student Association: Summer filled with SA successes

The fall semester has just begun and almost all of the Student Association’s goals for the school year were accomplished or are nearing accomplishment just four months after the organization’s election. SA leaders successfully lobbied Safeway to join the GWorld program, worked with administrators for the return of the GW Reads free news publication program […]

Huebner plans to revamp SMPA

After a little more than one year on the job, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs Lee Huebner has already left his mark on the school’s long-term goals, curriculum and students. Two such long-term goals, Huebner said, are to prepare students for a climate of quickly and drastically changing media and to […]

Knapp Attack

Media Credit: Ben Solomon/senior photo editor University President Steven Knapp and his wife Diane help move boxes from a vehicle outside Ivory Tower on 23rd Street during Move-In Saturday.

Two new aides join Knapp’s team

When Stephen Joel Trachtenberg left office this summer, he took his right-hand man, his special assistant Gerry Kauvar, with him as he moved on to jobs at a headhunting firm and as a professor. As University President Steven Knapp moved into Rice Hall this August, he too was accompanied by assistants working closely by his […]

Study abroad companies scrutinized

Three study abroad programs affiliated with GW are suspected providing unlawful monetary incentives to universities who use their services and are now under investigation by the New York attorney general’s office. The Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University, the Center for Education Abroad at Arcadia University and the Institute for the International Education of […]

Knapp gives GW a history lesson

In an address laced with a plethora of little-known facts about GW at Opening Convocation, University President Steven Knapp encouraged freshmen to take advantage of Foggy Bottom and the District in their “short” four years as an undergraduate. “We are at a crossroads of the world,” Knapp said in his first completely public speech. “You […]

TONIC: License to drink stalled

The owners of TONIC restaurant are moving ahead with attempts to obtain a liquor license for their eatery, but not without objections from some of the restaurant’s Foggy Bottom neighbors. Located at the corner of 21st and G streets, TONIC is owned by GW graduates Jeremy Pollack and Greg Nicholas. The restaurant serves homestyle meals […]