October 23, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 20

Stories from the October 23, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University creates green office

The University recently established an Office of Sustainability to promote environmentally friendly initiatives at GW based on a recommendation from last year’s task force on sustainability. The Office of Sustainability will be used to coordinate the University’s environmentally friendly efforts, University President Steven Knapp said. “The aim is to create an office that can serve […]

Hottest show on ice

It’s 11:30 p.m. on a Friday night and Will Denise is about to score. His shirt is sparkling white. He’s got his boys with him. And don’t worry – he’s got protection. But Denise isn’t at a bar. Or a club. He’s at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston, Va., where he and the rest […]

Hunton & Williams law firm to lease space at Square 54 property

Correction appended Renowned law firm Hunton & Williams is slated to occupy almost half of the commercial office space available in Square 54, a mixed-use real estate development project next to the GW Hospital. Boston Properties, the real estate developer responsible for the leasing, managing and construction of the space, announced the lease last week. […]

New GI bill gives veterans more resources for college

A bill passed this summer by Congress offers veterans more resources to pay for their college educations, alleviating a problem that has been exacerbated by the number of soldiers returning home from Iraq. The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, also known as “The New GI Bill,” offers separate funds for tuition, board and […]

Upcoming Games

Women’s Soccer: Friday, Oct. 24 at Richmond, 7 p.m. Men’s Soccer: Friday, Oct. 24 at Rhode Island, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at Massachusetts, 1 p.m. Volleyball: Friday, Oct. 24 vs. Fordham, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 vs. Rhode Island, 1 p.m.

Time running out for water polo team

It’s been a bad run for the GW men’s water polo team. The Colonials fell to Johns Hopkins 11-8 at the Smith Center on Tuesday, adding another loss to their 7-17 record. The team’s final home game was a sad look at the final stages of a season that held much potential. They began this […]

Crime Log

Theft 10/15/08 – Lerner Health and Wellness Center – case closed A student told University Police Department officers that he locked his belongings in a locker and some of his property had disappeared when he returned. The officers checked other lockers for his property and found his duffle bag, but not his wallet or cash. […]

Task force could change freshman year requirements

The University created a task force this week to assess the overall freshman experience, including the effectiveness of pre-semester programs and whether students should participate in a mandatory day of community service, a senior administrator said this week. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said the group will consider a […]

Bball recruit puts his faith in GW

Until recently, high school senior Kinley Branch had never even heard of GW. Though the Stone Mountain, Ga., native still hasn’t visited Foggy Bottom, he’ll be spending a lot of time here next year as part of GW’s men’s basketball team, where the 6-5 guard-forward recently verbally committed. Branch is GW’s first commitment this year, […]