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.

4-RIDE upgrades delayed further

The months-long lag to automate the 4-RIDE shuttle service will continue into the fall semester, a University official said Tuesday, as GW tests its fleet for kinks. University officials introduced the program that will allow students to request a ride through an online portal and track the van slated to pick them up nearly a […]

Medical Center splits into three schools

The three schools of the GW Medical Center split into distinct entities over the summer in the culmination of a yearlong reorganization aimed at strengthening the academic and management functions of the almost decade-old structure. The deans of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the School of Public Health and Health Services and the […]

Mash-up artist Girl Talk to headline Fall Fest

Popular artist Girl Talk will be the featured performer at this year’s ’80s-themed Fall Fest. Girl Talk, whose real name is Gregg Gillis, is known for mixing various song samples in his music and has released five albums in the last nine years. In the past, he gained notoriety for his on-stage antics, as well […]

Alumni make marks on campaign trails

As the 2012 election season approaches high gear, several alumni are making waves on the campaign trail as staffers for national candidates or by running for office themselves. Political reporter and Elliott School of International Affairs alumna Kasie Hunt will cover the Republican presidential primary at her new gig with the Associated Press. Hunt previously […]

New wireless Internet system debuts

The University is rolling out a new wireless system that automatically connects devices to the Internet and remains logged in, a potential fix to chronic student complaints that campus Internet is unreliable. GW1X – the new network launched by the Division of Information Technology – connects students to the Internet automatically after an initial setup […]

Welcome back in the year…

With the large influx of students returning this fall to GW, it is easy to take for granted the institution we know, and what exactly we are being “welcomed back” to every fall.

Annu Subramanian: Spare us the political speeches at graduation

It’s the start of the school year, but I’m already thinking about next spring, when the Class of 2012 will celebrate commencement on the National Mall. And while this year’s keynote speaker will likely be a well-known and highly-regarded politician, the truth is, there are a lot of other people who would be much better […]

Messaging tops SA’s goals

Student Association President John Richardson and Executive Vice President Ted Costigan are revamping the organization’s communication strategy by launching an Office of Student Outreach aimed at facilitating conversations with students. Under the newly formed office, Richardson and Costigan will lead a 30-student team of communication ambassadors, who will project the SA’s message through their own […]