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.

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 […]

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 […]