September 2, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 5

Stories from the September 2, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Witnessing History

DENVER – Last week some of GW’s own had a front-row seat to history at the Democratic National Convention. While students in Foggy Bottom sat glued to their televisions, a number of GW Democrats spent a week in the Mile High City listening to speakers, participating in workshops and supporting Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack […]

Fuel costs limit athletics travel

The price of oil and travel is not just a political issue anymore. Just ask Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz. Rising gas prices are hitting close to home for Americans hitting the road, but also for any organization whose members routinely travel – like a sports team. With an athletic budget that can’t compare to […]

Knapp shuns calls for drinking age reform

University President Steven Knapp said he has no immediate plans to question the nation’s drinking age, despite a movement by prominent higher education leaders who say the law encourages dangerous behavior. The Amethyst Initiative, created by Middlebury College President Emeritus John McCardell in July, has been signed by 129 college and university presidents who feel […]

Volunteers ease move-in activities

Many students and parents at this year’s move-in said that volunteers and careful organization made the normally hectic day a little less stressful. About 7,000 students moved into their University housing assignments Saturday with the assistance of 900 volunteers, including University President Steven Knapp, his wife Diane and 60 Colonial Bellhops, said Seth Weinshel, assignments […]

Web site helps student renters

When junior Julie Krumwiede moved into her first off-campus townhouse in May, she was not prepared for the nightmare she entered. Her new home had inches of mold and floodwater throughout the kitchen, and the bank had just foreclosed on the house days before she and her two roommates moved in. Now the D.C. government […]

Knapp welcomes freshmen

University President Steven Knapp stressed during the Freshman Convocation Monday that the class of 2012 should have an active role in the nation’s capital and participate in environmentally friendly activities. Members of the incoming freshman class filled almost every seat in the Smith Center and were welcomed by 35 administrators, deans and professors at the […]

Marvin Center extends hours, adds online registration

Finding a late-night study spot or booking a group meeting in the Marvin Center could be a little easier for students this fall because of several initiatives announced last week. Columbian Square, located on the first floor of the building, will remain open 24 hours from Monday to Thursday, until 2 a.m. on Fridays and […]

Pelham Hall leveled before renovations

Students having trouble finding Pelham Hall should look no further than the pile of rubble and debris on the Mount Vernon Campus. The residence hall was completely leveled during the first stage of a major renovation that will triple the existing number of beds in the building and add additional space for dining and student […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Find Your Way Let upperclassmen assist you in negotiating campus. 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Kogan Plaza, University Yard, Thurston Hall, Marvin Center, Academic Center and Mount Vernon Quad Ice Cream With Your Neighbors Enjoy free ice cream with the GW community and Foggy Bottom/West End residents. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kogan Plaza […]

Local history painted larger than life

The same artist that brought you the mural in Columbian Square depicting hippo and rowing illustrations has embarked on another, more public project on F Street that chronicles the growth of the Foggy Bottom community. Alumnus Calder Brannock is the brainchild behind the mural being painted on the side wall of the Foggy Bottom Grocery […]