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.

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 […]

Sex Column: Girls: be original and don’t be afraid

I came to GW from a military school, where the guy-to-girl ratio was about 8-to-1 and everyone was forced to wear khaki uniforms. When I walked into my first class at GW, my focus wasn’t on the fact that I was awake at an unmentionable hour of the morning. It was only about the girls. […]

Sedaris, Atwood will speak at Lisner

Bestselling authors Margaret Atwood and David Sedaris have been added to the long list of celebrity authors appearing at Lisner Auditorium in the fall. Sedaris, the popular humor author of “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” and “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” will speak Oct. 7 at 8 […]

Group robberies increase near campus

A GW student was walking down Pennsylvania Avenue near 23rd Street one June night when it happened. A group of about 10 juveniles surrounded her, shoved her to the ground, sprayed pepper spray in her face, grabbed her bag and fled. It was a terrifying scenario that would replay itself several times around campus throughout […]

Sex Column: Guys: confidence, not cockiness is key

After a hot and sweaty summer, there is nothing more refreshing than new classes and well, let’s be honest, new love interests. I love sitting in class or at work and studiously checking out the prospects for a new year, imagining what they would do to me in bed instead of picturing economic principles. There […]

University touts quantity, quality in new class

This year’s incoming class has more students, higher SAT scores and better class ranks, administrators said this week, calling the improvements indicative of the University’s growing appeal to high school students. Senior Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services Robert Chernak said an increase in the median SAT score and class rank for the […]

Hundreds of outlets added to Gelman

More than 480 new outlets were installed on the fourth and fifth floors of the Gelman Library this summer, University Librarian Jack Siggins said Monday. The outlets were installed along the rows of study carrels on the two floors, said Ann Brown, a librarian in Gelman. The demand for outlets has risen quickly with many […]