The University bookstore’s manager is projecting an increase in the popularity of its Rent-A-Text service this semester, after nearly 5,000 textbooks were rented before move-in weekend. The store, currently in the midst of an aggressive new marketing campaign for the book rental program, is battling tougher competition with online rental and e-textbook companies. To compete, […]
August 29, 2011
Volume 108, Issue 5
Stories from the August 29, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.
GW vaulted into the top quarter of the nation’s environmentally friendly schools, according to an August assessment by the Sierra Club. The University ranked No. 30 on Sierra magazine’s annual America’s Coolest Schools list for 2011, a 27-spot leap from its position last year. The magazine ranked 118 schools based on their answers to a […]
Monday Student Performance Showcase Watch GW’s finest dancers, singers, actors and comedians on stage. Lisner Auditorium – 7 p.m. Tuesday Student Organization Fair Learn about opportunities to get involved with student organizations, club sports, theater groups and more. University Yard – 7 to 9 p.m. Hypnotist at Marvin Center Bring your friends to see GW’s […]
When a student advocacy group against sexual assault hosted the nonprofit Men Can Stop Rape for a training session last year, Kostantinos Skordalos realized his organization lacked male voices. Skordalos, a sophomore, is a second-year member of the campus group Students Against Sexual Assault. He explained that its makeup is predominantly female, and he feels […]
All undergraduates will gain access to the new online degree auditing system beginning Sept. 12 in the next phase of the technology’s introduction.
Students can now track Vern Express shuttles online and through text messages to receive estimated arrival times. International Limousine – the company that runs the fleet – installed the GPS tracking technology to improve students’ experience with the Vern Express, Wendy Martino, interim director of transportation and parking services, said. “We believe that providing additional […]
Freshman Convocation, meant to be a transition for new students, was also intended to be the final moment of Jill Kasle’s tenure as marshal. But with Hurricane Irene’s arrival scheduled to fall on the same day, University administrators made the decision to postpone the event and instead incorporate it into the Freshman Day of Service on Sept. 11.
Last weekend, ten art enthusiasts left their rain boots and umbrellas at the door, shaking off rain drops to soak in the art. Hurricane Irene caused train stations and airports to close, but the Irvine Contemporary braved the storm to keep its doors open for a block party commemorating the closing of the art gallery’s […]
Hurricane Irene spared both campuses critical damage but left a path of toppled trees, forcing the University to shut down Gelman Library Sunday when one tree collapsed into the building. Thousands of students opted to move in Friday, amid showers, after the University opened residence halls early in anticipation of Irene. About 3,000 students moved […]