August 27, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 4

Stories from the August 27, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

No new leases signed for Square 54

Though construction on Square 54 has stayed on schedule this summer and is slated for completion in 2011, no new leases have been signed for the property, the site’s developer said. The mixed-use project, located across the street from GW Hospital, will be complete in the first quarter of 2011, and construction is currently centered […]

At Bokamoso, theatre becomes therapy

Can art change the course of a person’s life? Professor Leslie Jacobson in the department of theatre and dance believes it can. Jacobson recently returned from a mission to work at the Bokamoso Life Center in rural Winterveld, South Africa, where she helped use art to overcome disease, sexual abuse and economic hardship for the […]

GW endowment drops 18 percent

GW’s endowment lost nearly $250 million over the last fiscal year, an 18 percent drop, but University administrators maintain that GW is one of the lucky ones in higher education. The average loss for university endowments was 23 percent, according to a report released by the National Association of College and University Business Officers in […]

Sorority rush, service event clash

Scheduling conflicts have thrown a wrench into the plans of female students who planned on both rushing a sorority and participating in the Freshmen Day of Service. The Day of Service and Panhellenic sorority recruitment, two of the largest activities freshmen participate in during the fall semester, are scheduled to take place on the same […]

Juliette Dallas-Feeney: Young and invincible

We’ve been dubbed the “young invincibles” by insurance companies – young adults living without health care because it is either too expensive or we think we don’t need it. Amidst the raucous health care town halls and protests over the summer, older Americans often took center stage voicing their concerns. But young people across the […]

Officials prepare for potential H1N1 outbreak

With the start of classes less than a week away, University officials are creating strategies to prevent and handle a potential outbreak of swine flu this fall. Over the summer, University President Steven Knapp asked a University-comprised task force of doctors, public health experts, and University administrators to create a plan to prevent an outbreak […]

Students speak out on Gelman system rooms

Correction appended The launch of the online Gelman Library room reservation system is spurring discussion about the best way to use the 30 Gelman study rooms before students have even begun studying for the semester. Students are voicing their opinions on the new system that will allow library-goers to reserve study rooms for up to […]

Spotlight on Dana Tai Soon Burgess

Dana Tai Soon Burgess has grown from an ambitious karate kid in New Mexico to the head of his own contemporary dance company in the District. As the newly named chair of the department of theatre and dance (who previously received a Master’s degree in dance from GW), the internationally renowned performer is the perfect […]

Pi Kapp brothers bike across country

While many GW students opt for a summer internship close to campus, four brothers from the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity found themselves on the opposite side of the country this summer, ready to embark on a 67-day bike ride across the United States. The project is called Journey of Hope, the largest event organized by […]

Eger scores twice as women’s soccer wins

At halftime of her team’s season opener against Towson Monday, GW women’s soccer head coach Tanya Vogel knew she had to make some changes. Her team found itself in a scoreless tie after having spent the previous 45 minutes jockeying for scant, fruitless opportunities to score and clearing out opposing threats in their own box. […]