September 8, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 8

Stories from the September 8, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crossing continents to induce change

This summer, Maria Crossman started each morning with a bucket shower and a tro-tro ride. Crossman, a graduate student in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, travelled to a Liberian refugee camp in Ghana and taught English in a small, remote Ghanaian village. Crossman’s African journey began by searching through a volunteer […]

Bar Belle: Sustainability in a glass

Firefly Where: 1310 New Hampshire Ave., NW Cover: No Carded: Yes Happy Hour: Monday through Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. Bar Bells: 4 out of 5 I don’t typically associate drinking with green living, but I’m not opposed to the idea. Madera’s Firefly off Dupont Circle makes sustainability sexy with an all-American feel and an […]

Alcohol-related transports see back-to-school spike

The number of students transported to the GW Hospital for alcohol-related incidents during the first week of school increased for a third year in a row. Thirty students were transported to the hospital for intoxication from the start of this academic year to Sept. 5, a spike from last year, when 23 students went to […]

Saige Saunig: Fall Fest’s recipe for spirit

When I arrived at Fall Fest sometime during its opening act, I saw students filing out of University Yard. Because of this exodus, I immediately assumed this year’s Fall Fest would suffer the fate of being poorly attended and relatively lackluster, like many other events held on campus. But I was wrong. Once Girl Talk […]

Annu Subramanian: Winds of change at GW

This must be what the center of a storm looks like. GW is evolving fast and shifting shape right before our eyes, and what a upheaval that is creating. The University’s transformation is most notably physical. When I arrived at GW, The Avenue was just a hole in the ground on I street. Now built, […]

Supreme Court justice joins faculty

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will share a classroom this semester with his former law clerk and GW Law School professor Gregory Maggs. Thomas, who guest lectured in Maggs’ contracts class last spring, returned to campus this fall to co-teach a constitutional law seminar. “Based on his experience, Justice Thomas inquired about whether he and […]

Director search advances

The second search for the next executive director of the Graduate School of Political Management is collecting high-profile candidates from the professional and academic realms with the hopes of interviewing contenders as early as October. After the heavily-criticized initial search was scrapped in February, the committee redoubled efforts to include stakeholder groups, hired an outside […]

University without chief HR officer

The University has been without a chief human resources officer since Louis Lemieux resigned from the post in mid-July, University officials confirmed this week. Lemieux, who joined the University as chief human resources officer in Sept. 2009, stayed on as a “special advisor” to facilitate the transition, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said. […]

Vern Express lifts ban on standing

Standing is again allowed on the Vern Express after the company that manages the shuttle conducted a three-month investigation of the safety of the shuttles. International Limousine, which operates the shuttle service, required passengers to be seated on all moving shuttles after a student fell through the emergency back door of a shuttle in June. […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 9/3/11 – 2:21 a.m. Location: Thurston Hall Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report from a student who said he was walking inside the residence hall with a pizza when another male student asked for a slice. When he declined to share, the other student became angry and disorderly. Referred […]