August 26, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 4

Stories from the August 26, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Discovering D.C. after midnight

As students descend on campus and resume their nocturnal lifestyles, exploring the District after dark becomes a priority equal to prepping for midterms. But instead of taking a midnight run to the monuments or grabbing a hot dog from Manoush (been there, done that), check out these suggestions that will take you off campus, out […]

Sports In Brief

Kelliher wins award for defense in summer league GW men’s baseball outfielder Brendon Kelliher was named the 2010 New England Collegiate Baseball League Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 19. Kelliher played for the Newport Gulls in the NECBL this summer, hitting .289 in 40 at bats with 3 home runs and 18 RBI. […]

Financial aid appeals lessen as aid pool increases

The University has awarded more financial aid to an increased number of students this year, even as the number of appeals for additional aid has dropped, Daniel Small, executive director of the Office of Financial Assistance, said earlier this month. Approximately 5,900 students have been awarded financial aid thus far – 400 more students than […]

Welcome Back Events

G-Dub First Night – Head to the Marvin Center for some laser tag, free food, bowling, billiards and dancing. You can collect stamps after participating in each activity that will enter your name in a drawing to win an iPad and other prizes. 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. Sunday Brunch on the […]

University bans medical marijuana on campus

Students who are prescribed marijuana under the new D.C. law permitting the drug for medicinal use will not be able to possess or use the drug on campus under the current GW student conduct policies, a University official said in August. Although medicinal marijuana was approved by the D.C. Council in July, GW’s Code of […]

Sodexo catering contract irks organizations

Despite pleas from student organizations across campus, the University has granted Sodexo an exclusive contract to cater all of the events that will take place in West Hall – the newest residence hall on the Mount Vernon Campus – a University spokeswoman confirmed this month. Sodexo currently has an exclusive catering contract in the Marvin […]

Roommates paired online

Gone are the days of anxiously waiting to meet your new roommates on the first day of college, wondering what they’ll be like and if you’ll become friends. Now, with websites like Facebook and, you’ll probably show up knowing where they went on vacation this summer, their dog’s name and whom they took to […]

GW ranks 51st in U.S. News & World Report

GW broke through a two-year plateau in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, moving up two slots to take the No. 51 spot. The University ranked 53rd two years in a row in both 2009 and 2010, and has not been in the top 50 since 1998, when it was ranked 50th. GW […]

Sex offenders live, work in Foggy Bottom

Nineteen convicted sex offenders live and work within a 0.5-mile radius of the Foggy Bottom Campus – more than the number living and working within the same distances from Georgetown, American and Catholic universities combined, according to a Hatchet investigation. According to the Metropolitan Police Department Sex Offender Registry, two convicted sex offenders live in […]

Justin Guiffre: Defy conventions, do what you want

I hate writing welcome back columns, they are inevitably cheesy and cliche. Yes, you should study harder this semester. Yes, you should make sure to have a social life. Yes, you should balance a life of fulfilling work with equally fulfilling play. On and on columns that preach the above unfold in predictable and uninspired […]