August 23, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 4

Stories from the August 23, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Munson renovations continue after move-in

Students living in Philip Amsterdam and Munson halls will move into newly renovated rooms this fall. Carpets were ripped off the floors in Philip Amsterdam Hall and hard surface flooring was installed to update the old flooring. Director of Housing Seth Weinshel said most rooms also received new cabinets, and some bathrooms had new grout […]

Welcome Back Guide: Explore the 4 C’s of GW

No matter what year this is for you, there is always something you can focus on or prepare for. Freshman Class Introduce yourself to your professors, sit closer to the front of the room and visit office hours. It sounds intimidating, but it can only help for your professors to know your name. They will […]


Saturday G-Dub First Night Stop by the University’s official welcome party for a night of games, music, free food and even a surf machine. Marvin Center – 9:30 p.m. Sunday Legacy Family Welcome Reception Are you a second or third generation Colonial? Meet other legacies and their families for a brunch celebrating familial ties to […]

Welcome Back Guide: What I’ve missed

The summer before my freshman year, I received a yellow GW towel at CI. I find myself feeling sentimental as I unpack that very same towel junior year. Though it now has an unidentified stain with a mysterious origin I hope to never solve, the towel remains a token of a university I have grown […]

Googling for political victory

When Max Nunes arrived at Google’s District headquarters for his second day on the political advertising team, he put on painting clothes and got to business. By the end of the day, after painting a giant American flag across their office wall, Nunes and his teammates had sufficiently bonded with one another, ready for the […]

Fall performers come with half-million dollar price tag

A beat-busting DJ, adult contemporary rockers and horn-blaring disco barons will come to campus this fall – for a price tag of nearly half a million dollars. The University will shell out a total of $472,500 to bring Diplo, Train and Earth, Wind & Fire to play during Fall Fest, Colonials Weekend and Alumni Weekend, […]

GW pledges to keep down Gelman noise

The University is pledging to minimize the disruptions to students as crews continue to gut Gelman Library’s lower floors this fall. Administrators and library officials said they will strategically schedule quieter construction work during peak use hours to avoid interrupting studies. “Work during library operating hours should not impede library functions or student access in […]

GW puts more money toward UCC

The University will set aside $40,000 for its counseling center to continue offering free sessions to students this year, underscoring the high priority placed on mental health programs over the last year. The counseling center began providing free appointments last fall, cutting its $50-per-session fee after campus groups argued that the cost deterred students from […]

Ryan Carey-Mahoney: Does the University really need a facelift?

Most students return from summer break with a nice tan, some new clothes and a sleek haircut. GW will also start the year off with a new look. After two years of planning, the new University logo is set to be revealed Sunday as part of the University’s rebranding campaign. As a school in the […]