September 19, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 11

Stories from the September 19, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Vern experience expands with construction

Buried among sprawling lawns and brick bungalows in the upscale Foxhall neighborhood, the Mount Vernon Campus is not a typical city campus. Located two miles northwest of Foggy Bottom, the Vern has long been regarded as a satellite campus – a dumping ground for unlucky freshmen. But University administrators are working to change this reputation […]

Master’s links arts, Judaism

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences will launch a first-of-its-kind master’s program in Jewish cultural arts next fall. The program will combine existing arts administration and Judaic studies. “GW’s initiative is not only the first to combine the two disciplines, but is also distinctive in its emphasis on Jewish culture in all of its […]

Guthrie eyes top-tier faculty

The dean of the GW School of Business aims to triple the school’s endowed faculty in the next five years in an effort to boost the University’s academic prowess. Doug Guthrie, in his second year leading the business school, plans to hire 10 new faculty members from other institutions to receive endowed chairs supported by […]


Monday Law school fair Students considering law school have the opportunity to learn about how to apply and what to expect from more than 130 representatives from law schools across the country. Smith Center – 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday Major Exploration Day The Career Center invites Columbian College students to talk to academic and […]

Ames to reopen in January

A five-story academic space complete with lecture halls and a cafe will open on the Mount Vernon Campus in January. The renovated Ames Hall will boast the largest classrooms on the Vern, with offerings of popular freshman classes, like introductory mathematics and political science courses, to accommodate the students that will now be taking their […]

Congressmen call for national campus safety center

Two congressmen are pushing for the creation of a national clearinghouse for campus security protocol and training. Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., and Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., called Thursday for a National Center for Campus Public Safety that would serve as a hub for “identification and dissemination of information, policies, procedures and best practices relevant to […]

Taking it off in the name of health care

Channeling all of the images of an old-world circus, magicians performed magic, an androgynous belly dancer gyrated to raucous applause and women pranced around in nothing but pasties to raise money for local artists Friday. Burlesque performers from around the District came out to the Red Palace on H Street to support “D.C.’s own sideshow […]

Staff Editorial: Harnessing technology to improve student life

Now that 4-RIDE and the Vern Express both have GPS tracking systems, student life will be safer and move a bit more efficiently when traveling from one place to another. Since the start of this school year, students have been able to monitor the arrival times of Vern Express shuttles through a system that can […]

Dancing on H Street

The queen of H Street rode a handcrafted chariot down the packed corridor to her final resting stop – the beer garden at Rock & Roll Hotel. A fashion show, reggae music, rock opera, food trucks and embellished cars shared the road for the H Street Festival this weekend, the neighborhood celebration attracted thousands of […]