September 2, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 6

Stories from the September 2, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bookstore offers textbook rental option

Those hitting the campus bookstore this week may notice at least one big change-more than a quarter of the books usually sold for GW classes are available for rent at a lower price this year, in a new program designed to reduce the amount of money students spend on textbooks. “Rental adds to our offerings, […]

Administrators preview degree audit system

The much-anticipated degree audit system – which gives students the ability to track their progress toward their degrees without the help of an advisor – cleared another hurdle Tuesday. DegreeWorks, an online program that calculates which courses a student must complete in order to graduate, was previewed on Tuesday for various University administrators. The system […]

Investing in off campus property could save students money

As GW continues to top lists of the most expensive universities in the country, a recent article in the Washington Post said that students and their parents could potentially save money by buying property in D.C., rather than live in University housing. Although this would not be an option for freshmen and sophomores due to […]

Students trade city life for Mount Vernon

Although the majority of West Hall’s residents are freshmen, a significant number of upperclassmen also call GW’s newest Mount Vernon Campus residence hall home. Of the 287 residents in West Hall – formerly Pelham Hall – 94 are upperclassmen, said University spokeswoman Jill Sankey. Several of the students had previously lived in Foggy Bottom, but […]

Law school professors start blogging

Looking to further classroom discussion and connect with students, professors at the GW Law School created a series of faculty blogs this fall. The law school is promoting 11 blogs on its website, covering topics from contemporary America and American law, Chinese Law and Presidency and developing technology. “Ideas often stem from classroom discussion, but […]

SMPA professor pens book on Washington scandals

In the era of conspiracy, manipulation and scheming that marked the Nixon administration, an assassination plot might not seem so far-fetched. But could such a plot have come from White House operatives, and could they have been targeting a journalist? The answer is yes, according to School of Media and Public Affairs professor Mark Feldstein […]

University, Program Board makes safety plan for Fall Fest

Due to the myriad activities taking place Saturday afternoon as part of Fall Fest, Program Board and University Police are working together to ensure that the day runs smoothly and safely. Popular musical artists Wale and Travie McCoy may draw a large crowd of non-students who want to check out their performances, but admission will […]

University: SEC to cost $275 million

GW released the long-awaited cost estimate for the Science and Engineering Complex Monday. At $275 million, the building is the most expensive in University history. For the complex to become a reality, the Board of Trustees must approve the budget and plans at its meeting in October. This vote will not only decide the future […]

Son of Russian spies will not return to GW this fall

Tim Foley, the GW student whose parents pleaded guilty to being part of a Russian spy ring earlier this summer, will not be returning to the University this fall, a University spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday afternoon. “At his request, Mr. Foley is no longer enrolled in classes for the fall 2010 semester and has been placed […]

University gathers to remember Hubbard

Friends of Taylor Hubbard – the GW sophomore who passed away in May – gathered in Kogan Plaza Wednesday evening to mourn the student they described as incredibly cheerful, good-natured and always willing to help someone out. University officials joined about 50 of Hubbard’s friends and classmates who held white balloons throughout the vigil with […]