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.

University moves up to 53 in U.S. News rankings

GW moved up one place to 53rd in the annual U.S. News and World Report ranking of the nation’s top universities, according to a survey released last week by the magazine. The University has failed to break the top 50 in the U.S. News ranking since it was 46th in 1998 and has consistently placed […]

Top 10 Cheap Eats in DC

It is not uncommon to pay what seems like a year’s tuition for just a sandwich and a soda in Washington. This insider’s list will give you the best places for good eats for less than $10. Chipotle (1837 M St., N.W. and 3255 M St., N.W.) – This Mexican chain restaurant always uses fresh […]

UPD promotes residence hall safes

Students wary of leaving their valuables unprotected in their residence halls can now get a locked safe installed in their room through a new program initiated by the University Police Department. UPD brought the safe program to GW this semester as a theft-prevention initiative and has teamed up with SafePlace USA, an outside company, to […]

LGBTQ resource center finalized

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and questioning community now has a resource center with a director after more than eight months of negotiations, University officials said Tuesday. Graduate student Aaron Fox – who was initially hired by the University to study other LGBTQ resource centers – will lead the center and assist students once school […]

FroYo: The sweet and healthy treat that is taking over D.C.

Mr. Yogato Mr. Yogato is dedicated to the art of frozen yogurt, including wacky flavors and more than 40 toppings to choose from. In addition to the two main flavors of yogurt, original and tangy, there are also one or two “flavors of the week,” which range from blueberry to mojito. With toppings that include […]

Women face tough schedule in first year without McKeown

Before the first jump ball of the season, those worried that the strength of the GW’s women’s basketball team’s out-of-conference opponents would depart with former coach Joe McKeown can breathe easy. At least for this year. When new head coach Mike Bozeman takes the reins, he will also be inheriting his predecessor’s familiar gauntlet of […]

2012 class size causes setbacks

An unexpectedly large incoming freshman class caught the University off-guard this summer, forcing administrators to make last-minute adjustments to underclassman housing, financial aid and academics. Six percent more students accepted the University’s offer of admission this year than last year, meaning 100 more freshmen than anticipated will arrive on campus this fall, said Executive Vice […]

Healthy Living: How to Stay Active

With fall just around the corner, it’s easy to forget about the intense workout routine you used to stay fit for the beach. But the arrival of cold weather doesn’t mean you have to hibernate. In addition to increased confidence, working out regularly will boost your immune system, improve your mood and decrease feelings of […]

Alumnus battles Evans for D.C. Council seat

Change is the buzzword for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, but a local community activist and GW alumnus also plans to transform politics in Washington this fall. Cary Silverman, who attended GW for both graduate and law schools, has challenged longtime incumbent Jack Evans for his seat on the D.C. City Council – a move […]

McCain and Obama tied in GSPM poll

The race for the White House between Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) is nearly gridlocked, according to results of the 2008 GW-sponsored Battleground Poll released last week. Although the candidates are at a statistical dead heat, more than a third of the respondents said they had a strong, favorable impression of Obama […]