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.

A presidential summer

University President Steven Knapp spent the summer as many GW students do: working and finding time to escape D.C.’s legendary humidity. Knapp enjoyed a busy summer, participating in the GW Leadership Retreat, vacationing with his family in Utah and visiting his private farm in Sparks, Md., where he raises sheep. The retreat, which is held […]

New eateries added to GWorld

View New GWorld Partners in a larger map Students will be able to get more use out of their GWorld cards this fall as eight more eateries accepting Colonial Cash have been added in the last six months. “The majority of us use our GWorld card to purchase food in one way or another. It […]

Teams to return to Smith Center

After temporarily vacating Smith Center for the past few months due to ongoing construction, GW’s men’s and women’s athletic teams will be officially moving into their new locker rooms Monday, Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities Jason Wilson said Wednesday. The men’s water polo and men’s and women’s cross country teams already moved into their […]

Connecting cultures, one art project at a time

In the midst of a bustling city in India, with streets full of cars, rickshaws and even cows, 15 GW graduate students washed away cultural and linguistic barriers this summer with little more than paint, brushes, chalk and a passion for the visual arts and psychology. For the past two summers, GW’s art therapy graduate […]

Study finds cocaine present on most bills

A GW chemist recently confirmed the basic premise of a study revealed last week that the presence of cocaine is very common on U.S. currency. Using a technique developed by a laboratory at Purdue University, GW chemistry professor Akos Vertes tested money for cocaine in a GW lab after local television station WUSA9 challenged the […]

SMPA prof. to lead release of journalism encyclopedia

A new “encyclopedia of journalism” is being released under the direction of School of Media and Public Affairs professor Christopher Sterling, and will include contributions from several other professors and SMPA graduate students. The encyclopedia will be a six-volume set of books covering print, broadcast, Internet journalism, U.S. and international perspectives, history, technology, legal issues […]

Get Your Game On

Some of the best action in Washington, D.C. can be found far from the Senate or House floor and at the numerous sporting events that the District has to offer. D.C. has all you need when it comes to getting your game on. Washington Capitals A member of the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference, the […]

Sports in Brief

Rowing coach leaves Greg Myhr, GW’s men’s rowing coach for the past four years, has accepted the head coaching position at the University of Pennsylvania, GW’s athletic department announced this week. The Colonials finished this past season ranked 15th nationally and were named the third-most improved squad at the 2009 IRA Championships in June. A-10 […]

Standout Stadler, a team player

The Hermann Trophy is a big deal. Given annually by the Missouri Athletic Club to the nation’s top collegiate soccer player of each gender, past winners include Claudio Reyna, Alexei Lalas, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly – prominent fixtures on the U.S. soccer scene and some of the nation’s most prominent faces in the sport. Being […]