August 27, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 5

Stories from the August 27, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Welcome Week adds academic twist

Welcome Week will tip the balance from a typically entertainment-oriented event lineup toward hitting the books, reflecting the University’s intensifying desire to become a more academically minded institution. The subtle twist in programming for students’ first week back on campus comes after GW’s highest academic leader, Provost Steven Lerman, also became head of student life […]

Spending guidelines tighten for house staff

The Center for Student Engagement is asking its staff to make every penny count and cut unneeded expenses. Tim Miller, who leads the newly created student life office, told house staff and community directors to ditch informal weekly gatherings that use cookie dough or Domino’s pizza to lure students out of their rooms. “[A house […]

Sharing business dreams (and a kitchen)

A metal placard will hang on the fourth floor of the 1959 E St. residence hall this year, with a message for visitors of the aspiring entrepreneurs living there: “You’re all going to be working for us one day.” Twenty-two students moved into the University’s first living community for entrepreneurs this weekend, unpacking boxes to […]

GW Veterans looks to expand presence

After years of active duty, some former soldiers are confronting the challenges of an entirely different ground: college. The number of veterans under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which helps returning soldiers pay tuition, is expected to cross the 1,000 mark this fall, president of GW Veterans Tommy Davis said. In 2008, the number of […]

Bar Bro: Liquoring up on a low dime

Don’t want to spend time shopping around and taking in the ambiance at these liquor stores? The Bar Bro’s got you covered with his list of the cheapest options for every class of drinker.

Waterfront eateries to reopen doors

More than a year and $10 million later, three restaurants along the Georgetown waterfront that were battered by a 10-foot wall of water are ready to reopen. After replacing everything from walls and floors to kitchen equipment, the owners of Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place, Nick’s Riverside Grille and Farmers Fishers Bakers said they will […]

Op-Ed: The importance of the ANC for students

While I do appreciate the kind words spoken about me by Justin Peligri in his column, “The dull reality of Foggy Bottom politics,” I must say I’m disappointed that they take the tone of condolences.

Doug Cohen: Twitter: A blessing and a curse

A lot can go wrong in 140 characters. I am not a Twitter user myself, but I have seen others post about their days, articles they’ve read or why they thought U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas’ hair was too straight during the Olympics. But Twitter and all forms of social media are inherently dangerous tools. It […]