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.

Sports In Brief

The Colonials earned success in the classroom in 2011, posting the fifth highest grade point average among Collegiate Water Polo Association members. GW’s combined GPA was 3.300, the fifth-highest among Collegiate Water Polo Association members, trailing Harvard, 3.344, Wheaton College, 3.430, Macalester, 3.470, and Connecticut College, which was the national leader with a 3.500 average. […]

Bringing Shakespeare to life

It seems impossible for some to imagine anything exciting and new about that notoriously long-winded author William Shakespeare. He wrote centuries ago in an English tongue that hardly resembles our speech today.

Navigating Welcome Week events

In the midst of planning the busy semester ahead, making sense of Welcome Week should be the least of your worries. The Hatchet is here to help with a guide to events planned for your first days back.

Welcome to new dining on campus

The Metro Diner The Metro Diner – slotted into J Street Café’s former space – will serve all-day breakfast and a variety of eats like fresh burgers and salads, made-to-order. The diner’s seating area will feature long, communal tables and smaller tables like those in the former J Street Café. The Coffee Stop The Coffee […]

Doug Cohen: Giving ranking groups a failing grade

The season of college rankings has returned. Forbes Magazine published its third annual “America’s Top Colleges” list earlier this month, and GW continued its impressive rise, coming in as No. 151 of 650 schools on the survey. Last year, the University was ranked No. 291. In the coming weeks, U.S. News and World Report will […]

Former SAC director assumes top position

Tim Miller has worked at GW for almost a decade, but as he starts the fall with a new, more prominent post, he said it felt like his first day all over again. Miller, former director of the Student Activities Center, was tapped in July to spearhead the massive restructuring of nonacademic student life as […]

The Rebound

Jessica Adair laced up her sneakers in the visitors’ locker room at the Verizon Center on Aug. 18, but the setting still felt like home. The D.C.-native and former Colonial was suiting up with the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx, preparing to face off against the Washington Mystics. Adair’s shed 70 pounds since the 6-foot-4-inch center led […]