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.

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 […]

GW study rates U.S. Senators’ ‘Digital IQ’

In a world of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, Republican Senators have an edge over their Democratic counterparts, a joint study by researchers at GW and New York University found. GW School of Business Dean Doug Guthrie and Professor Scott Galloway of NYU’s Stern School of Business rated all of the members of the United States […]

Students trade classroom for campaign trail this fall

Caught up in the campaign fervor surrounding the November midterm elections, senior Moses Weisberg made a choice. Instead of returning to campus this fall to begin his senior year, he’ll be trading a semester of college for the opportunity to be in the middle of the political action this election season. Weisberg is working on […]