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.

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 […]

Before you graduate, you really have to go to…

Everyone knows D.C. is the seat of power in American government and that the city is full of historical sights. But there is a side to D.C. that is unofficial – a side of the city with vigor that makes it a top destination for visitors, but also charismatic for residents. Check out some of […]

Head fundraiser resigns

The University’s head fundraiser resigned from her position Wednesday, leaving GW with an interim head of its Development and Alumni Relations departments as it ramps up efforts to fund several expensive projects. University President Steven Knapp, who said fundraising and alumni relations were some of his top priorities when he took office in 2007, announced […]

Campus Calendar

Saturday G-Dub First Night Take time to unwind after move-in with old and new friends with free food and fun. Marvin Center 3rd and 5th floors | 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday Freshman Convocation Join University President Steven Knapp as he officially welcomes the class of 2013. Smith Center | 4 p.m. Movie on […]