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.

Professor helps identify victim 60 years after plane crash

On March 12, 1948 a Northwest Airlines plane carrying 30 people crashed into a mountain in eastern Alaska, killing all those on board and leaving behind a seemingly unsolvable mystery – at least until a GW professor stepped in. Forensic science professor Edward Robinson was the first person to identify the remains of one of […]

The Rules: How to stay safe and out of trouble at GW

Depending on the situation, a visit from the University Police Department can be very helpful or land you in a lot of trouble. Knowing the University’s Code of Student Conduct may help you keep that permanent record untarnished. Alcohol The University has strict policies barring underage students from possessing or consuming alcohol on campus. Students […]

Justin Guiffre: Sidewalk politics

GW students will have a lot of important dates to program into their Blackberrys this year. On Sept. 2, classes begin. Nov. 4 is the presidential election, which for some students is something like Christmas and the Super Bowl rolled into one. On Jan. 20, D.C. will host what is likely to be one of […]

GWMail launches with more e-mail storage for students

The University officially made the switch from Colonial Mail to Google Mail on Aug. 7, after about a year of negotiations. Students and alumni have since created more than 13,000 GWMail accounts through Google, which include more storage space and features than CMail accounts, University officials said. Unlike CMail, the new GWMail service will not […]

Your guide to D.C. sports and venues

D.C. is one of just six cities with sports teams from all four major professional leagues (five, if you count Major League Soccer). Below is a selection of the different teams and what they offer: Nationals (baseball) Cost: Less than $10 for upper level seats. Location: Nationals Park, Southeast D.C. How to get there: Take […]

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, […]