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.

Summer Stories

Madelyn Bagby, Senior, Volleyball “I spent 10 weeks in Burkina Faso volunteering for an NGO called Friends of African Village Libraries helping organize and run summer reading camps for fifth graders at a rural village library. It was an incredible experience and I will never forget the eagerness of each child to learn as well […]

G-Dub Grub

Whether you live in Thurston or Ivory, a great way to meet new people is by sharing a new dish. Consider these simple, farm-fresh, dorm-friendly recipes that are sure to impress. Bon appétit! Corn and Tomato Salad Servings: 4 Cooking time: 25 minutes 4 ears of corn 3 large tomatoes 1 bunch basil 4 tablespoons […]

FoBoGro owners aim for Nov. launch

Foggy Bottom Grocery’s new managers spent their summer going on tasting tours, planning ways to become more visible on campus, and overseeing expensive renovations in hopes of opening the shop in November. The trio of managers – Kris Hart, a 2005 GW graduate and owner of Relaxed Tans, Devlin Keating, a 2006 School of Business […]

University has plan for ‘active shooter scenario’

More than two years after the Virginia Tech shooting, most schools are still unprepared for “an active shooter scenario” and lack the basic tools to prevent and deal with a mass-casualty event, according to a study published in the latest issue of Radiologic Technology, a scholarly journal. The study’s author, Tammy Curtis, an assistant professor […]

Dates that don’t break the bank

The economy may be down the drain, but you still need a way to woo that cutie from your economics class. Luckily, D.C. hosts a plethora of unique and romantic options that won’t bust your budget. From trips to one of the many free Smithsonian museums on the National Mall to kayaking on the Potomac […]

Staff Editorial: A lesson in financial responsibility

GW students have a certain reputation for excess, and in some cases, it may be well deserved. Many of us have heard of the student who spent thousands on clubs and drinks in his first few weeks of school. It’s true that even at a school as expensive as GW, students sometimes throw money down […]

University ranks 53 in college list

University administrators shrugged off the U.S. News & World Report’s annual college ranking this week, which listed GW as 53rd for the second year in a row, saying the rankings are not indicative of the value or popularity of a GW degree. GW shares the 53rd spot with the University of Maryland and Ohio State […]

See history happen at these D.C. landmarks

Going to school in the District is like being in a living museum. You do not have to go far to see plenty of history right before your eyes. Library of Congress The Jefferson, Madison and Adams buildings make up this institution, which is the world’s largest library when it comes to the amount of […]

Get out of town and explore

Having no car at GW doesn’t mean you are permanently stuck in the District. GW is at the perfect crossroads for any getaway in either Virginia or Maryland – whether it is for a whole weekend or just one day. Hop on the metro, take a boat or rent a Zipcar to reach these getaway […]

Woman arrested in Ivory Tower

A woman was arrested this week in connection with one of more than 12 burglaries that have been reported in GW residence halls in the past two weeks. University Police Department officials have also captured video of another suspect in South Hall, and a still image from the footage has been sent out in an […]