October 5, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 15

Stories from the October 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sigma Chi dedicates townhouse

Though a pair of U.S. Senators failed to show up as expected, GW’s chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity formally dedicated its new townhouse on Saturday. Active brothers, alumni, friends and members of the fall 2009 pledge class attended the ceremony, which celebrated the acquisition of the organization’s first official house on campus since the […]

Action returns to Smith Center

After being largely unused for nearly seven months due to ongoing renovations, the Smith Center reopened its doors this weekend, hosting a pair of volleyball games and offering alumni a chance to tour the new facilities for the first time. Friday’s volleyball victory was the arena’s first official athletic competition since the men’s basketball team’s […]

Spirit organization hosts Kogan barbecue

A new student organization is on the lookout for something that may have been forgotten at GW amidst internships and extracurricular activities: school spirit. The Colonial Impact Group, a new, spirit-driven organization launched this year by former Student Association Executive Vice President Kyle Boyer, co-hosted its first event – a barbecue with live music in […]

Dior Toney: The life of the party

He stands on the bar in a tie and dark Converse sneakers, swinging bottles of whiskey and dancing with girls. His yellow glasses – without the lenses, of course – and baseball cap tilted up and to the side make him look like Steve Urkel, gone cool. He is singing at the top of his […]

Student Association will vote on allocations Tuesday

Student organizations are slated to receive nearly $380,000 in initial allocation funds – up $30,000 from last year’s distribution – according to the Student Association’s allocations bill. The SA Senate will approve the bill Tuesday night during a regular body meeting. In 2008 students voted to increase the student fee, which gives the SA more […]

Student loan default rate doubles

The federal loan default rate for GW students doubled from 2006 to 2007, but remains far short of the national average, according to statistics from the Department of Education. The University’s official student default rate in 2007 was 1.2 percent, more than double the 0.5 percent who defaulted in 2006. Over the same period, the […]

At alumni event, Knapp discusses future of University

University President Steven Knapp spoke with veteran radio host Dick Golden Saturday morning in an event billed as a “State of the University” address to alumni. More than 100 people listened to Knapp discuss his vision for GW and the school’s progress since he took office in August 2007. Golden, the special assistant for broadcast […]

Law school drop in ranking prompts admissions change

The GW Law School took significantly fewer evening students this year in an attempt to combat an eight-place drop in the U.S. News and World Report Rankings, a school dean told alumni on Friday. Senior Associate Dean Greg Maggs told about a dozen law school alumni at “The State of Law School” address that the […]

SEAS celebrates 125 years

Celebrating the school’s 125th anniversary Thursday afternoon, the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science said construction of the proposed Science and Engineering Complex is essential to the program’s continued success. Nearly 100 students and faculty members gathered on the lawn of Tompkins Hall to eat cake and ice cream, participate in trivia […]

GSPM student launches Web site

A student employee of the Graduate School of Political Management launched a Web site this month that aims to provide resources for aspiring politicos under 30 years old. Bryce Cullinane, who works in the GSPM’s admissions and marketing department, launched PoliticsUnder30.org on Sept. 15 after a year of development. The site is currently run by […]