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.

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 […]

A Fashionable Fall

It’s a new year, with a new dorm, new freshmen and all those new clothes you spent your summer buying. And now that it’s a new semester, you don’t want to be caught walking down H Street in last year’s trends – so take in a few tips for fall and be at the top […]

Fall Concert Series

So you’ve finally arrived in the District – but, you still need something to do during that precious free time away from class. Fortunately, D.C. has ample opportunities for you to get your music fix. The list we’ve compiled is just a fraction of the music events happening in and around the nation’s capital over […]

School Without Walls reopens

When students in Carlton Ackerman’s AP geography class were asked what their favorite part of the new School Without Walls building was, one female student was quick to answer: Bathrooms. A minor aspect of a two-year, $39 million renovation that culminated in an August ribbon-cutting ceremony with D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, D.C. Public School Chancellor […]

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 […]