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.

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 […]

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 […]