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.

Live it up before four years fly by

The Rookie There are a lot of exciting firsts that come with freshman year, but you definitely don’t want May to come around without these being some of them. Don’t wait until senior year to get to know your city. There’s a lot more to D.C. than Foggy Bottom and Georgetown. Check out U Street […]

Kelsey Rohwer: Sometimes it’s nice to hear no

I distinctly remember the first time that I was told no after returning home from college. It was winter break and my friend Kasey, whom I hadn’t seen since last summer, was having a party. I asked my parents if I could go and they responded, point blank, “No.” I’m pretty sure that my mouth […]

Incoming law school class has highest mean GPA in history

The incoming GW Law School first-year class came from the most selective applicant pool the admissions committee has ever considered, an official in the school said in August. The incoming class has a 3.79 mean GPA, up .02 from the class that entered in 2009. “This is a record year for the law school,” said […]

Arrest made in string of iPhone thefts

The Metropolitan Police Department said it made a key arrest in late July concerning an uptick in iPhone thefts, and police said the suspect could be linked to other iPhone thefts in the area. MPD Commander Matthew Klein told The Hatchet that the suspect – who was involved in a recent iPhone theft – is […]

Gourmet meals on a student budget

Gathering friends around a table to chow down on homemade eats is a great way to kick off the school year and catch up after a summer apart. Here are four easy recipes that all cost less than $10 to make. Brunch: Frittata with feta and sundried tomatoes. Serves four. What you’ll need: Sundried tomatoes […]

Phillip Ensler: Will the real D.C. please stand up?

As I prepared to return to D.C. for the semester, I noticed that the premiere of the highly anticipated Real Housewives of D.C. coincided very nicely with my return to the city. I incredulously tuned into the show, yet doing so had a very unexpected effect on me. Rather than just letting the show’s drama […]

Student Association spends summer in outreach

Student Association President Jason Lifton and Executive Vice President Rob Maxim say they’re already off to a successful year, thanks to a “student outreach plan” to facilitate contact with the student body. Since taking office in April, increasing communication between the SA and the student body has been Lifton’s priority. Coming off of the summer, […]

New VP works to grow University fundraising

Over the past five years, the Board of Trustees has been directing resources to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations in hopes of exponentially increasing the number of philanthropic contributions both alumni and others make to the University. Though progress has been made – the University raised the largest amount in its 200-year history […]

Best of the Crime Log

As the relaxing days of summer come to an end, students return to campus ready to party. Here is a look at some of the best crime logs from past first weeks back. Drug Law Violation 9/9/2004 – Time unknown Location: HOVA Case closed Two males and two females drew the attention of [housing] staff […]

Logan Dobson: Stop whining about rankings

It’s hard to get the GW community united. But if there is one thing that students and administrators alike can agree on, it is this: the people who rank colleges are out to get us. Maybe it is the fact that our tuition is so high and we feel like we have to defend our […]