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.

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 […]

Summer withdraw numbers down

Fewer than 90 freshmen who submitted enrollment deposits in the spring gave up their places in the Class of 2015, signaling a slightly higher retention rate among the University’s incoming students. Summer melt, the number of freshmen who made a nonrefundable $800 deposit in May but ultimately choose not to attend GW, remained at approximately […]

Growing in Costa Rica

Sophomore Samantha Danko’s summer adventure to Costa Rica was full of new experiences and giving back to a small community oddly tied to our very own George Washington. Danko worked with Integrated Learning Experience, a non-profit organization based in Central America. The public health major spent a month in the small town of San Ramon […]

Finance Committee to audit student organizations

The Student Association Finance Committee is calling for greater transparency in student organizations’ spending by requiring monthly reviews of all groups’ budgets starting this fall. Finance chair and University-at-large Senator John Bennett said frequent check-ups on organizations’ spending will prevent misuse of SA funds as the student government pilots a new strategy for funding student […]


Move-In Students will crowd campus a day early this fall, hoping to move their belongings into their residence halls before Hurricane Irene hits. Across campus – 10 a.m. Target Takeover Promo Students can stop by Kogan Plaza to win free food, prizes and get coupons to use at Target Takeover on Aug. 31. Kogan Plaza […]

The District Sound

The Weepies The 9:30 Club Sept. 5 The Weepies, made up of husband-and-wife duo Deb Talan and Steve Tannen, deliver a lush sound that proves they are more than just your average couple. They are out on an acoustic tour of the U.S. after releasing their fourth major studio album. The pair has a knack […]