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.

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 […]

Greek-letter life director leaves University

The Greek-letter life community will find itself under new direction this fall. After five years, Director of Greek-letter life Dean Harwood will leave the University to become the director of fraternity and sorority programs at Eastern Illinois University. Harwood came to GW in 2005 from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. During his time at […]

Best of the summer crime log

Receiving Stolen Property 7/01/10 – Ivory Tower – Time unknown – Case closed A Health and Safety inspector found a GW “employees only” sign in a room. The sign was confiscated Referred to Student Judicial Services Drug Law Violation 7/01/10 – Public property on campus – 11:35 p.m. – Case closed University Police observed a […]

While you were gone . . .

Over the past three and a half months, those of you not in and around Foggy Bottom missed: June The Graduate School of Political Management announced former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino will teach a course at GW in the fall. Though most GW students watched the World Cup on TV, 20 students from […]

A presidential summer: Knapp travels country, world

While most students were well into their summer vacations, University President Steven Knapp was spending his three and a half months off traveling, speaking and organizing, often on behalf of GW. “A University presidency is certainly no longer a nine-month job, if it ever was!” Knapp joked in an e-mail to The Hatchet. Shortly after […]

Events you don’t want to miss

The Hatchet’s list of can’t-miss events are guaranteed excitement in your first months back to school, and are sure to show you a great time, both on campus and off. D.C. Fashion Week: For the couture-obsessed, check out the District’s largest fashion exhibition during fashion week, Sept. 20-26. Featuring designers from around the world, some […]

Maintenance problems plague summer residents

Residents in City Hall and Ivory Tower encountered several maintenance issues during their summer stay, but the University said the problems have been fixed and preparations for fall move-in have been underway for nearly a year. In City Hall, ongoing air conditioning issues, early-morning fire alarms and malfunctioning electronics prompted the University to offer rebates […]

New police chief to seek community input

New University Police Department Chief Kevin Hay said he hopes to increase both his and UPD’s visibility on campus and the surrounding community when he assumes the position next month. Hay, 51, is a former Park Police officer. He replaces former UPD Chief Dolores Stafford, who spent nearly 20 years at the University. Hay said […]

Spotlight On: Ding Ren

Whether she’s performing “Observations with a Typewriter” at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, receiving her master’s of fine arts degree from GW or teaching photography, Ding Ren is making a name for herself. Hatchet arts put the local artist and GW teaching assistant under the spotlight after her most recent performance where she observed visitors […]

Square 54 Whole Foods hopes to accept GWorld

The upscale Whole Foods Market supermarket chain has signed a lease to open up a store in Square 54, the development across from the Foggy Bottom Metro, and a spokeswoman for the company said the store hopes to accept GWorld as a method of payment. Ivy Goldberg, a representative from OrganicWorks PR — the firm […]