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.


Monday Student Performance Showcase Watch top dance troupes, improvisation groups and a capella singers in their first performance of the year. Lisner Auditorium – 7 p.m. Tuesday University Services and Student Organization Fair Find your place on campus by checking out more than 500 campus groups at the annual student organization fair. University Yard – […]

Letter to the editor

As we welcome students back to campus, we are gearing up for a contentious election. In the past few months alone there, has been a national debate over student loans as state institutions face declining support and private colleges move toward entrepreneurial activities and accelerated programs. Campuses are redoubling efforts around affordability, access, assessment and […]

Political school pens growth plan

The plan: The next five years in the applied politics graduate school 2013: Seek foundation funding to add case study courses, develop a course on state politics, increase international administrative travel to establish partnerships, add one new faculty position, convert two professors to full-time positions 2014: Develop joint degree programs with the GW Law School […]

Swell of new faculty shows hiring edge

The University’s relatively stable financial footing coming out of the recession allowed it to invest in more professor hires this year as its national counterparts were forced to slow down faculty expansion, top leaders said. While many public and some private colleges face budget shortfalls and have been forced to rein in hiring, GW added […]

New logo met with hesitation

The University inaugurated its new logo Sunday, revealing it for the first time in a overcrowded room of administrators and students – mainly freshmen. Three versions of the new logo splashed across a screen at the official launch, which drew more than 700 people, as Knapp spoke about the new design. The audience paused, holding […]

Evicted: After three decades, GW sues 66-year-old to leave

Scip Barnhart’s eighth floor corner room is filled with paintings, sculptures and drawings from all over the world. Hundreds of books, some of them first-generation and in different languages, line his shelves, alongside decades-old vinyl records, pressed together in worn-down covers. The art teacher, 66, will soon have to start boxing up the one-bedroom, one-bathroom […]