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.

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 […]

Must-have items for the fall

Women’s Fashion Leather Jacket A leather jacket is both edgy and feminine, and it can make the simplest outfit extra chic. Its versatility makes it suitable for both day and night, and any onlookers will think you’re a natural fashionista. So whether you’re headed to class or a hot date, you’ll always look fashionably late. […]

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.