September 6, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 7

Stories from the September 6, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.


Tuesday Whole Foods opening Foggy Bottom will welcome the nation’s largest organic supermarket‘s newest store Tuesday. Get there early and help University President Steven Knapp welcome the new store with a bread-baking ceremony. Whole Foods – 10 a.m. Wednesday White House correspondence info session Are you interested in volunteering for the White House? The White […]

A journey in faith: GW Catholics travel to Madrid to see the Pope

Catholic students made a sojourn of faith this summer. Nine students from the GW Newman Catholic Student Center traveled to the 2011 World Youth Day festival in Madrid for a week of events dedicated to celebrating Catholicism. “For Catholics, the Pope is the face of Christ on Earth,” Michael Russo, president of the student board […]

Spring outpaces fall abroad

Student participation in spring-semester study-abroad programs continues to outpace fall, despite a five-year push by the Office for Study Abroad to make fall options more appealing. The study abroad office failed to bridge the gap in participation for fall and spring programs, with 238 more students – nearly 42 percent more- opting to go abroad […]

Employees moved off campus to cut property costs

The number of University staff members telecommuting to work will double next month as part of an ongoing effort to save property costs. With 20 staff members already working from satellite locations – and two dozen more slated to transition off-campus Oct. 1 – telecommuting is becoming an increasingly popular way for the University to […]

Plans reveal ice rink at Georgetown waterfront

A $30-million facelift to the Georgetown waterfront might include the city’s largest ice-skating rink along with restaurant renovations. The MRP Realty designs are not finalized, but plans presented to Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission Aug. 29 show a 9,000 square-foot ice rink that, if built, will surpass the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden Ice Rink […]

University puts focus on staff diversity

The University will develop a program to promote departmental diversity following recommendations released last week by the Council on Diversity and Inclusion. University President Steven Knapp outlined five initiatives to be implemented this year that include a model to monitor ongoing diversity efforts, a revamped web presence for the council, partnerships with minority members of […]

Sustainability plan moves to final stage

The Office of Sustainability will develop a plan to enhance GW’s urban ecosystem this year, part of broader efforts to shrink the University’s carbon footprint. The ecosystem plan is the third and final element of GW’s sustainability strategy and a continuation of the University’s May 2010 Climate Action Plan that aims to achieve carbon neutrality. […]

Marvin Center expands study, lounge space

Renovations to the lower level of the Marvin Center this fall will add meeting areas for students, part of the University’s long-term plan to centralize campus services and create a student hub in the building. The project – which could be completed as early as October – will add eight new meeting rooms and two […]