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.

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 […]

Last-minute goal gives GW win, D.C. Cup

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 2 – Sophomore Erick Perez-Segnini had nothing to lose when he took a chance from 20 yards out with less than ten seconds remaining in the final overtime of the GW men’s soccer team’s match against Howard. Miss, and the teams tie as expected. Score, and Perez-Segnini achieves a rare feat – […]

What’s the deal with… …birth control prices at college clinics?

The days of cheap birth control are over. College students used to be able to get brand name contraceptives at discounted prices at their campus health clinics due to promotions. But a 2005 federal law known as the Deficit Reduction Act changed the calculations that drug companies use when paying Medicaid rebates to states. This […]

Men’s soccer: Team bonds across the pond

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept 2-Although it was last-second heroics by sophomore Erick Perez-Segnini that clinched the GW men’s soccer team’s 3-2 double-overtime victory against Howard Sunday afternoon, the team can look back to a mid-August training trip to one of soccer’s capitals as the reason the Colonials came out on top. “(Our) trip to England is […]

Weekly Checkup: Exhaustion

Ever get that feeling where your brain’s about to burst and your body feels restless? That feeling may be more than the one you usually get after a night full of partying, studying or whatever else you do. That feeling could be exhaustion. According to Web MD, a medical Web site, there is no set […]

Video Valentines: GW couples use webcams to keep in touch

For junior Emily Metz, keeping in touch with her long-distance boyfriend is as easy as minimizing her Microsoft Word document and maximizing his live feed from New York. Metz and boyfriend Josh Meredith use a Web camera to keep in touch. It’s a real-time camera that allows you to send a video of yourself to […]