October 1, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 13

Stories from the October 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Knapp forms campus security task force

University President Steven Knapp announced the formation of a task force to review campus security and safety at GW in light of the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech. The commission, composed of GW administrators, professors and student leaders, will make recommendations for changes in University policy based on reports issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia […]

Marketing makes a move online

When freshman Samantha Ripinsky was going through the college admissions process, her garbage was filled to the brim with viewbooks. “I tossed them all in the trash,” she said. “I didn’t even look at them.” Even the GW material – her early decision choice – was thrown away. “It was weird because every time GW […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Fall Film Series: Freedom Writers A young teacher inspires her troubled students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and dream big. Starring Hilary Swank. Must have valid GWorld to enter. 7:45 to 11:45 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board Tuesday Tuesday Culture Night: Hispanic Women of Excellence A panel of successful Hispanic […]

AMC to close Dupont Circle Theater in January

One of the only movie theaters near campus will close its doors next year. The AMC Loews Entertainment Corporation announced last week it will not renew its contract with the leaseholder for the Dupont Circle Theater – located on 19th and L streets. The location will officially close in January 2008, when the contract expires. […]

Alumni Weekend attendance doubled

Ralph Cabeaux, a 1949 GW graduate, now lives in the United Kingdom, but the distance from Foggy Bottom did not stop him from attending this year’s Alumni Weekend – he took a boat across the Atlantic in order to attend the event. “When you go to a university and get the foundation for your future […]

Snapshot: Jazzy Jones

Media Credit: Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Singer, songwriter and producer Quincy Jones chats with Russell Ramsey, chairman of the board of trustees, and President Steven Knapp prior to filming a special for PBS.

Middle East center to open

The definition of studying international affairs changes as often as politicians make decisions about the nation’s foreign policy. To best prepare students to enter a world increasingly focused on relations with Middle Eastern states, the Elliott School of International Affairs plans to open the Institute for Middle East Studies. The institute will serve as the […]

GW alum opens house to travelers

Junior Paul Calder is a registered “CouchSurfer” who has CouchSurfed in Morocco and Barcelona.Alex Ellisassistant photo editor A year ago, Nancy Glass never would have thought she and her husband, Gil, would be hosting a French family in the guestroom and a pair of British backpackers in the basement of their posh Northwest D.C. home. […]

Men’s soccer pays price for win

For GW’s men’s soccer team, there has been no such thing as an easy game recently, which makes an easy win out of the question. The Colonials’ last six games have been decided by one goal, but due to an ugly injury suffered by sophomore midfielder Luke Wildy, Saturday’s 3-2 overtime win against Mount Saint […]

Media counsel for Google speaks to political institute

Ten years ago, the whining and screeching sounds of a dial-up modem signaled the entrance to the Internet. It does not seem like long ago but neither Google nor the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet existed at this time. On Tuesday, the institute invited Google’s media counsel to campus for a discussion on […]