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.

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 […]

Ben’s Chili Bowl turns 50

For Bill Cosby, life is simple. “All a man needs is a good woman and a half-smoke,” he told a crowd of about 150 people at the historic Lincoln Theatre on Aug. 21. A good woman may be hard to find, but anyone can easily get a half-smoke at Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street. […]

Alum and patient become ‘blood relatives’

When Jillian Roth allowed a donor registry to swab her mouth in Hillel four years ago, she never expected it to amount to anything. But this July, Roth got a call that changed her life. The 2005 alumna heard from the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, who had matched her bone marrow to a […]

Graduate School of Business responds to GMAT cheating scandal

Correction appended A cheating scandal that emerged this summer involving the Graduate Management Admissions Test left GW and business schools around the country scrambling to determine which students should be held accountable. On June 20, a federal court found Scoretop.com, an online GMAT test preparation site, guilty of copyright infringement. Over five years, Scoretop illegally […]

Clayton McCleskey: Return of the Euro Expat

Editor’s note: This article was originally written in June. BERLIN – Standing on a bridge overlooking the majestic River Seine during a recent trip to Paris, I had a flashback to my first visit to Europe nearly a decade ago. Sporting Teva sandals, a fanny pack and jean shorts, I had embarked on a European […]