September 1, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 6

Stories from the September 1, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bipartisan opportunity

Looking for a job as a Congressional staffer? So was Brad Hamlett, but instead of trolling campaign sites and 535 federal websites, he created – one of the fastest-growing employment boards on the web. The site compiles job openings from public sources, government websites and direct submissions to allow potential employees to apply for […]

Staff Editorial: Wiping records for minor infractions

A new development shows the University is finally taking judicial reform seriously. The two departments that replaced Student Judicial Services will now review infractions on a case-by-case basis, rather than provide a set of blanket punishments for typical college behavior. But more importantly for current students, standing discipline records may be expunged. This is a […]

Paris Bienert: A brand to rally around

The University has hired two outside firms – for what we can only assume is a high price tag, as the project’s cost has been kept hidden – to rebrand itself by taking a mass of data and opinions and turning it into a new identity for the institution. Rebranding efforts are important for a […]

Andrew Pazdon: GW never failed to follow me

The last time I walked around Foggy Bottom, most people didn’t care about the debt ceiling, and everyone still had a lame looking GWorld. There was only a bit of cement in the giant hole across from GW Hospital – not a Whole Foods and a posh apartment complex. If you couldn’t guess, I’m describing […]

Recruitment revamped to promote fairness, growth

Panhellenic sorority recruitment will undergo several changes this fall with the intent of making the process more inclusive and unbiased for the potential new Greek members. This year’s 54 Panhellenic recruitment counselors will bunk together in three off-campus townhouses in Northwest Washington for four nights during recruitment weekend. Their isolation is meant to prevent the […]

CPS dean resigns, assumes new role

College of Professional Studies Dean Kathleen Burke will step down from her post at the end of the fall semester to assume a role in the office of one of the University’s three vice provosts. Burke will act as senior adviser for nontraditional and distance learning, drawing on her experience with online and hybrid education, […]

Business school restructures advising

The GW School of Business revamped its undergraduate advising this fall, rebuilding its staff for a system that aims to specialize and expand interaction with students. The changes, spurred by the implementation of DegreeMAP – an online degree auditing system that tracks student progress toward graduation, enable advisers to work in “an intentional advising capacity […]

Nero explains Hobbs dismissal

Two months after the men’s basketball season drew to a close, Karl Hobbs was unexpectedly dismissed from his decade-long position as head coach April 25 – just as he completed his most successful season in four years. The dismissal received mixed receptions from members of the community. Some hailed the call as long overdue for […]

GW posts victory in straight sets over Bison

GW was up by 10 points in the first set when Howard lined a shot over the net that seemed destined to fall just shy of the Colonial defenders. But junior Lauren Whyte wasn’t about to let an uncontested point be earned, diving to the floor of the Smith Center as she bumped the ball […]

Slice of Life: Learning from Chicken Little

Her name was Audrey. But if she hadn’t had it scrawled on every single item of luggage she brought to camp, I could have sworn she was the real life reincarnation of Chicken Little. Her lithe, three-foot frame gave the impression she was the type of kid who skips lunches at school to chase frogs […]