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.

Wale, Travie McCoy returning to campus for Fall Fest 2010

Rapper Wale and Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travie McCoy will headline this year’s Fall Fest. McCoy previously performed at GW as part of Gym Class Heroes during Spring Fling in 2008. He released a solo album, “Lazarus,” in June. News that D.C.-based rapper Wale was expected to perform at Fall Fest broke when his […]

Deciphering GWorld 2.0

The key to your residence hall and Colonial Cash account underwent a few changes this summer. Check out the new features below: Larger photos allow for easier identification of each card holder. Holograms make it harder to create duplicates of a GWorld card, providing authenticity and increasing campus safety. Randomly generated card number provides security […]

Smith Center wrapping up renovations

As a new crop of GW freshmen move into their residence halls across campus this weekend, many will likely make a point of attending Freshman Convocation on Saturday, the first event scheduled to be held in the newly renovated Smith Center. And after months of dust, paint, plywood and noise, the 35-year-old stadium will be […]

Former UPD officers file discrimination complaints

Correction appended Two former University Police officers have filed discrimination complaints against the University Police Department, alleging mistreatment based on their race. The officers, both men in their mid-20s, filed complaints through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – a D.C. agency that seeks to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace – alleging UPD supervisors, […]

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 […]