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.

Hurricane causes only minor damages

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 […]

Staff Editorial: The University and Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene provided a test of the University’s crisis-response strategy, and while the University made some excellent and quick decisions, it still failed to adequately inform students about a plan of action in the days leading up to the storm. The fact that the University made the crunch-time decision to open up move-in one day […]

Staff Editorial: Transparency in the rebranding effort

GW is about to get an extreme makeover. The University has hired two firms to overhaul our branding and messaging, which will ultimately affect the way GW is presented to prospective students and across the higher education community. This rebranding effort will update GW’s visual presence, from its logo to its media message, making this […]

For second year, SA funds increase

The Student Association has just under $1 million to dole out to student organizations and fund University-wide events this fall, the highest amount in the organization’s history. SA Finance Committee Chair John Bennett, U-at Large, said his committee will likely have $950,000 to allocate to student organizations, but that number may change as some tuition […]

Moving boxes, earning respect

According to men’s basketball head coach Mike Lonergan, there’s only one downside to helping students move in each fall. On a day when a significant amount of heavy lifting is required, representatives of a sports program are usually among the most popular volunteers, Lonergan said with a laugh. “Whenever we did it in Vermont, [associate […]