August 28, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 4

Stories from the August 28, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Public health school begins plans for its first building

The Board of Trustees budgeted $3 million for initial work on a building for the School of Public Health and Health Services this spring – a move that will finally give a home to the 11-year-old school. The $3 million is expected to fund the planning and preliminary design work for the new building, which […]

Travis Helwig: Thank you, Vishal Aswani

The GW bureaucracy views the student body in terms of profit. Luckily for the student body, Student Association President Vishal Aswani can see beyond the numbers. A little more than two months ago, the house I grew up in was destroyed in a fire. My father had lived in the house for almost 60 years, […]

Snapshot: Metro Mess

Anne Wernikoff/assistant photo editor Rush-hour commuters struggle to enter the Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro station on Tuesday after only one escalator could be used for passengers entering and leaving the stop. Metro officials said the escalators were supposed to be functioning later that day.

Prized recruit gives men’s soccer hope despite daunting schedule

When it came to choosing a college, freshman soccer player Brice Carr had a lot of options. A native of Milwaukee, Carr spent his senior year of high school at the prestigious IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Fla., – the same place that produced U.S. soccer stars Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley and Freddy Adu. When […]

Student Showcase highlights on-campus performance groups

Student performing arts groups have banded together to produce next week’s Labor Day Student Showcase, a first-of-its-kind event that will kick off the year for a wide range of arts programs. The showcase, which takes place this Monday, will feature performances by a capella, dance, theater, comedy and other arts groups. Organizers said they hope […]

Univ. nixes Fall Fest artist, Girl Talk, days before concert

Friday, August 29 Correction appended The University backed out of contract negotiations with popular mash-up artist Girl Talk on Thursday, about a week before he was scheduled to play at Fall Fest, a University official said. Tim Miller, executive director of the Student Activities Center, said the University did not sign the $15,000 contract after […]

Women keep the faith at GW

Forget Denver and Minneapolis, the convention that Mary Nobile geared up this summer for was in Albuquerque, N.M. The senior traveled to the biennial meeting of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, a religious women’s group, where she met with women more than twice her age. Though Nobile said the CDA has a reputation for […]

Staff Editorial: Issues on the radar

Another $50,000, another year at GW. Welcome back to campus. The wheels have been turning in Foggy Bottom all summer long, but it’s time to shake off the rust and get back into college gear. In the spirit of turning our minds back to University matters, here is a list of issues to keep your […]

PB selects Virginia Coalition, The Canon Logic for Fall Fest

Breaking News Saturday, August 30, updated 8:02 p.m. Rock bands Virginia Coalition and The Canon Logic will perform at Fall Fest next Saturday, Program Board Chair Tiffany Meehan announced this afternoon. The news comes only days after rock band Rooney backed out of the concert and the University canceled mash-up artist Girl Talk. Meehan said […]

EMeRG can use ambulance

The EMeRG ambulance is finally certified to operate after years of red tape – giving more responsibility to the student-run emergency care provider and lowering the cost of a trip to the hospital. The University received clearance from the city this month to operate the vehicle, a decision that has been anticipated since they first […]