September 10, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 9

Stories from the September 10, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Make the Vern student friendly

Rice Hall began a push this fall for students to take more courses on the Mount Vernon Campus. The idea behind the “Take Two” campaign was that if students took more classes on the Vern, their commute to the campus would be more worthwhile, and they could even develop an appreciation for the more pastoral […]

Students complain of few kosher options

Freshman Meryl Fontek is more worried about what she will eat for dinner every night than making friends or finding her way to classes. With no kitchen in her Thurston Hall room, Fontek, an Orthodox Jew who follows a strict kosher diet, said she was shocked to find that her meal choices at J Street […]

Avenue complex transforms area one year after opening

Foggy Bottom’s business scene has boomed since The Avenue opened last year, marking the start of increasing commercial investments by the University as it continues to develop nearby properties. The deserted pit that stood at Square 54 just four years ago has become a more than 500,000-square-foot commercial and residential powerhouse, bringing in millions of […]

Service day is fourth and final for seniors

Senior Karissa Broderick-Beck spent her first Freshman Day of Service pulling weeds at the Anacostia Watershed Society four years ago. Since then, she has stayed involved, leading Freshman Day of Service groups to elementary schools across the District for the last three years. “I never did service in high school. It was something I was […]

University struggles to meet tech needs

The University is laying out a plan to meet the escalating demand for high-technology classrooms. Senior Associate Provost for Academic Operations Craig Linebaugh said faculty requests for classroom technology – including digital projection and wireless capabilities – exceeds the facilities the University can provide. “We are stretched to the limit right now in terms of […]