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.

Welcome Back Guide: Warding off weight

As the semester picks up pace, the number of students who pledged to regularly visit the Lerner Health and Wellness Center to stay in shape will dwindle, freeing up sought-after treadmills. If you work out regularly, it becomes easier to justify a pastry to accompany your caffeine fix at Starbucks before walking into Gelman Library. […]

Welcome Back Guide: Events

Whether it’s your first or last year as a GW student, make the most of the Welcome Week lineup. The Hatchet is here to help you customize your calendar for the first week back. SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 G-Dub First Night 9:30 to 11 p.m. – Marvin Center Start the year off at G-Dub First Night, […]

Welcome Back Guide: Summer news in review

Here’s what you missed at GW this summer if you were out of town or out of touch. June Froggy Bottom Pub to shift one block north in February Sunday, June 24th Froggy Bottom Pub’s owners placed a security deposit on a new location at 2120 K St. The deal locked down a new home […]

Welcome Back Guide:Best of the summer crime log

Assault/Theft 05/23/12 – 5:15 p.m. Location: CVS at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. – Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of a man swinging a two-by-four inside CVS. The man, who was unaffiliated with GW, struck an employee and fled. The store manager followed the suspect out and notified a UPD officer, who […]

GW embraces digital era with Pinterest & Tumblr

Gelman Library, with its rows of bookshelves and academic journals, has now filled its lexicon with words like pinning, tweeting and tumbling. The library launched a Pinterest account early this summer. On a campus where students and administrators commonly use Twitter to communicate, this type of outreach hardly seems out of place. But what could […]

Crime Log

Destruction 8/16/12 – 9:55 a.m. Location: Philip Amsterdam Hall – Case closed A staff member reported two female students for covering their IKEA furniture with spray paint and gallons of wet paint – which are prohibited – in their residence hall room. Referred to disciplinary action Attempted Threats 8/16/12 – 1:31 to 1:51 p.m. Location: […]

Housing to track room damages

The University is asking students to file detailed reports on the condition of their rooms this fall to create a record for housing employees to reference while writing up move-out damages. The report will track 52 specific items, ranging from bed frames to window screens. The introduction of a tracking system follows a flood of […]

GW nears unveil of new logo

Two years of work by two top-notch branding agencies will culminate Sunday when GW releases its new logo. The University brought on FutureBrand and 160over90 – companies that have headed up high-profile branding and marketing campaigns for clients like the London 2012 Olympics and Mercedes Benz, respectively – to craft a new “visual identity.” It […]