August 25, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 4

Stories from the August 25, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Lidster sets sights on successful final season

George Lidster decided in the spring that the upcoming season would be his last as the head coach of the men’s soccer team. Lidster surveyed the changes in the athletic department, spearheaded by the arrival of new Director of Athletics Patrick Nero, and made the decision. But it wasn’t until months later, when the announcement […]

Government secrets live in Gelman

Tucked away on the seventh floor of Gelman Library are 8 million pages of government secrets. This month the National Security Archive released four volumes of previously top-secret CIA papers documenting the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. These records are part of the collection that contains thousands of once top-secret government documents that reveal humanitarian […]

Spending responsibly

Shopping tips Planning ahead is the golden rule of shopping on a budget. Student budgets are tight to start with, and with new-found independence, impulse buying can be tough to control. With a newly revamped J Street at hand, it can be easy to go crazy and spend all your money at once. Budget your […]

Crime Log

Threats 8/09/11 – Time unknown Location: Off campus Case closed A complainant unaffiliated with GW, attending an on-campus counseling session, told the counselor she was threatened by her ex-girlfriend, also unaffiliated with GW. She then reported the incident to the University Police Department.Off-campus incident Lewd Acts 8/10/11 – 1:26 p.m. Location: Gelman Library Starbucks Open […]

Whole Foods Market comes to Foggy Bottom

Upscale grocery chain Whole Foods Market will open the doors of its new Foggy Bottom store Tuesday, Sept. 6. The newest addition to The Avenue complex on the corner of 22nd and I streets will accept GWorld, making it the second grocery chain to accept the dining service. The two-level store will measure at 36,000 […]

Extensive renovation blueprints unveiled for Gelman Library

Long-awaited upgrades to the first floor of Gelman Library are inching closer to becoming a reality with the release of detailed design renderings for the renovations. Marking another step toward quelling student complaints about the outdated facility, the newly drafted designs, created by architecture firm Cox Graae + Spack Architects, show more group study spaces […]

University seeks to rebrand visual image

The University has hired two leading public relations firms to fine tune and unify its visual message across the institution. Part of the branding campaign will review GW’s logo, last revamped in 2002, as well as how all University materials, including brochures, websites, mobile communications and videos, should use that image, Vice President for External […]

Natural, man-made forces threaten move-in weekend

Fall move-in will be tested this year by threats of Hurricane Irene spiraling toward the East Coast and the University’s lack of a main parking hub as students and their families arrive on campus. Residence halls will open for move-in Friday at 10 a.m., a day earlier than planned, in response to previous reports that […]

A musical incorporation

Glow sticks lit the night sky, illuminating a waterfront stadium more accustomed to hosting Venus and Serena Williams than the rave-ready crowd assembled to see Thievery Corporation. The ensemble transformed the tennis court at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf into an energetic outdoor dance floor. The show marked the first time the stadium played host […]