September 4, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 6

Stories from the September 4, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Book prices hit Congress

Many students who wanted an escape from unprecedented increases in textbook prices shopped at online retailers and secondhand bookstores to save money this semester, but they might soon find relief from the federal government. A report from the Government Accountability Office found that the cost of textbooks nearly tripled from 1986 to 2004 and prices […]

CCAS advising changes stalled

After spending more than a year identifying a range of problems in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences advising system, administrators said they remain unprepared to make any significant changes this fall. The school created a committee last year to investigate advising in response to student and parent complaints and presented the findings to […]

Former professor becomes diplomat

Former School of Media and Public Affairs professor Robert Callahan recently transitioned to his new role as the U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua and said his time at GW helped him prepare for the diplomatic post. Callahan worked as a Public Diplomacy Fellow at SMPA before receiving his ambassadorial appointment on July 24. He said his […]

On involuntary manslaughter and humor

The Hatchet spoke with Darren Miller and Kevin Mead of GW’s improv comedy group receSs about the upcoming release of their 25-minute short film, Charlie on Parole. The film was written and produced by beast.films, a group started in New York with Paul Briganti, who attends the School of Visual Arts. The short will premiere […]

City to change Mall area

Proposed plans for Northwest D.C. Connect the Kennedy center to the White House with parks down E Street Decking over the Potomac Freeway creating new riverfront space Link the Kennedy Center to the Lincoln Memorial Opening new areas for parks, offices, shops and residential use An expansive and ambitious new city plan could lead to […]

U.S. Institute of Peace to open near campus

One of the last available spots along Constitution Avenue will be the new home of the multi-million dollar headquarters for the United States Institute of Peace. The USIP building, which is funded by $100 million from Congress and $85 million from private sources, is set for completion in 2010. The institute is a nonpartisan, federally […]

Volleyball looks to revisit A-10 tournament

One year ago, no one on the GW women’s volleyball team had any Atlantic 10 tournament experience, and the Colonials had failed to qualify for the conference postseason for three consecutive seasons. But that drought ended last year with an appearance in Charlotte, N.C. as the tournament’s sixth seed. Their stay in the South did […]

Ron Browz anticipates release

New York-based rap producer Ron Browz has worked with Nas, 50 Cent, Ludacris and the late Big L. This month he will release the remix of his first solo track, “Pop Champagne,” which boasts collaboration with Jim Jones and Missy Elliot. On the track – both the original and remix – Browz experimented with Auto-Tune, […]

Men’s water polo set for success

The dream team is back. Or at least the GW men’s water polo team version of it. Last year when the Colonials took third place at the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s Eastern Championship, it was a cause for celebration. It was the best season in the history of the program, and it left the team […]