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.

Staff Editorial: City Hall vandalism and its aftermath

Some students still insist on acting like children. Over the past few months, residents in City Hall have been flinging beer and alcohol bottles over balconies, damaging neighboring apartments and in some cases just barely missing the neighbors. The University took the right step to install cameras positioned to watch the balconies and hopefully now […]

Amanda Uhme: Managing back-to-school stress

Back to school at GW means changes from the calmer days of summer. These changes might mean seeing old friends and roommates, getting back to life in the city or shirking the rules and restrictions of your parents. But returning can also mean new stresses, shifting support systems and a longing for the comforts of […]

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 […]

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 […]

More faculty live in residence halls

It’s been 11 years since Theo Christov left college, but this fall he settled into Lafayette Hall along with 120 freshmen. Christov, an assistant professor of honors and history, is part of the University’s Faculty in Residence program, which was expanded the semester to include 1959 E Street, JBKO and Lafayette residence halls. The program […]