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.

Law school to underscore personalized education

When he dialed up new students this summer, Dean Paul Schiff Berman had fewer calls to make due to the smallest incoming GW Law School first-year class in at least a decade. But in each call, he said he wanted to emphasize one thing: The law school will be “less one-size-fits all” and allow for […]

Preparation underway for GW’s inaugural ball

Planning has begun for GW’s sixth-ever Inaugural Ball, which will again be held at the luxurious Omni Shoreham Hotel near Woodley Park. GW booked all seven of the hotel’s ballrooms for the Jan. 21 event, according to a hotel staff member. The University also rented the seven halls for the last inaugural ball, which drew […]

Men’s squash senior nabs top slot in the nation

Men’s squash captain Omar Sobhy lives for the moment when he’s on top of the world. He strives for victory, to grab that chance at a buzzer that signifies a successful match. So to be ranked first of the 257 players in the U.S. Adult Squash M 5.0 Division – a level Sobhy reached this […]

Administrator looks to foster culture of inclusion

The administrator who massively overhauled the University’s disciplinary policies will now focus on creating a campus climate that embraces a broad range of backgrounds. Former Assistant Dean of Students Tara Pereira is becoming a foot soldier for anti-discrimination and cultural inclusion efforts at GW, after more than a decade of focusing on making disciplinary procedures […]

Welcome Back Guide: What you need and why

After lugging your belongings into your residence hall, take a trip to Target and Bed Bath & Beyond in Columbia Heights – but be sure to bring The Hatchet’s shopping list to keep your home organized. Wardrobe Blazer A classic blazer is a necessity for interviews or classy dinners with friends. Invest in one – […]

Incumbent to battle junior for local seat

David Lehrman, a 65-year-old who has served on Foggy Bottom’s leading advocacy group for the last decade, will defend his seat for the first time this November against someone four decades his junior. Political science major Patrick Kennedy is challenging Lehrman for his spot on the Foggy Bottom and West End Advisory Neighborhood Commission. There […]

Online summer classes see more students

More students than ever took online classes through GW this summer, as the University tries to steady its footing in the virtual classroom. The University counted 6 percent more undergraduate and graduate enrollments in the University’s growing slate of online courses, according to unofficial data from the Office of Summer Sessions. Most paid about $3,800 […]