September 17, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 9

Stories from the September 17, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Many back offices move to Loudoun, Va. campus

Students may dial a D.C. phone number for help with their Colonial Cash, but chances are a Student Accounts Office representative 30 miles away at GW’s Virginia Campus is answering their calls. GW administrative offices including SAO, Information Systems and Services, Payroll Services and Student Financial Assistance are gradually moving their headquarters from the Foggy […]

Fee to replace GWorld cards debated

Katie Ross had her wallet and her GWorld card stolen this past summer. When she applied for a new social security card, her fee was waived. She thought GW might extend the same courtesy in replacing her GWorld card, but instead the GWorld card office asked her to pay a $25 fee. “I thought if […]

Weekly Checkup: Foot fungus

Communal bathrooms are prime breeding grounds for foot fungus, wart-causing viruses and other bacteria. Though this issue does not cross most GW students’ minds, for the 468 undergrads that live in Mitchell Hall or in a Strong Hall single, these bacterial infections are a reality. “Fungus grows in warm, moist areas,” said Susan Haney, associate […]

Staff Editorial: D.C. Residents deserve representation on the national scene

This week the U.S. Senate will have the opportunity to grant D.C. something it desperately needs: a vote in Congress. As evidenced by the license plates D.C., it is time for residents of this capital city to have a true form of representation on a national level. This right to representation has been a fundamental […]

GW Expat: An international red tape experience

BERLIN – I would like to start off by making a confession – the thing I miss the most about GW is the bureaucracy. I know it’s hard to believe, but I miss RPM’s fix-it hotline. I miss GWeb. And I even miss the registrar’s office. After only two weeks in Germany, I have come […]

Staff Editorial: Tonic liquor license should be a reality, rather compromise

The controversial debate surrounding new campus eatery Tonic has taken on a second wind as neighbors continue to raise concerns with the restaurant’s proposed liquor license. While it is fair for a restaurant that is trying to establish itself as a staple of a college campus to request the ability to serve alcohol, Tonic must […]

Volleyball: Colonials win two out of three as hosts of GW Invitational

For the GW volleyball team, warming up for the GW Invitational last weekend took a little bit longer than expected. After dropping the first match 3-0 to East Carolina University Friday night, the Colonials came back Saturday with 3-1 and 3-0 victories, against the University of Hartford and Howard University, respectively. “I was a little […]

David Ceasar: GW more than just a location

At Opening Convocation two weeks ago, GW President Steven Knapp may have been wearing a mortarboard as part of his academic regalia ensemble, but he might as well have put on a Metro train engineer’s hat. Just a month after taking office, GW’s new president spoke before students, faculty and parents about his vision for […]

Water polo stays afloat despite short, shallow pool

GW’s water polo team beat 17th-ranked Santa Clara last week at the Princeton Invitational, a milestone victory for a program showing real signs of becoming a contender on the East Coast. The tournament was held in Princeton’s 1,700-seat DeNunzio Pool, a far cry from Smith Center’s substandard pool, where GW plays its home games even […]