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.

Alec Jacobs: All about the students

I went into Colonial Inauguration 5 with pretty high expectations. Being a part of the last group to go, I had heard great things from my new classmates. Even though the fanfare that goes into Colonial Inauguration can be impressive, the program must strive to be centered on students instead of parents, and on providing […]

Georgian crisis touches GW

The fighting between Russia and Georgia this August took place on the other side of the globe, but its connections to the University include the country’s president and several Georgian emigrants studying in Foggy Bottom. On Aug. 7, Georgia attempted to regain control of South Ossetia, a disputed pro-Russia territory that is along the Georgia’s […]

Things to do in Baltimore

If you are going to go see the Orioles, you might a well make a day of it. D.C.’s neighbor to the northeast is very accessible by the MARC and Amtrak train lines, which run almost hourly into the city. The MARC costs as little as $7 and Amtrak is about double that price. Baltimore […]

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 […]