October 1, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 15

Stories from the October 1, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW invests $5.3 million in green makeover

The University has set aside $5.3 million for sustainable building upgrades this year in the first phase of a massive replacement of out-of-date systems and fixtures across campus. The renovations will cover buildings like Gelman Library and Lisner Auditorium and largely retrofit existing systems to reduce GW’s energy use and cut costs, Meghan Chapple-Brown, the […]

Demand escalates for English skill courses

The academic centers that strengthen international students’ English skills are skyrocketing in popularity as the number of foreigners at GW climbs. The heightened demand for the University’s Language Center and the Writing Center – which work with students to improve English writing skills – has both centers pining for more resources to add staff, summer […]

Record number of alumni return to campus

A record-breaking 2,800 alumni returned to Foggy Bottom this weekend – a turnout that far surpasses last year’s as the University looks to build a strong alumni core to bolster philanthropy.

Calendar

Monday Dolphin Tank Get feedback on your business venture pitch from experts and audience members at this annual springboard event. Duques Hall, Room 651 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Election 2012 and America’s Fiscal Cliff The Face the Facts project will host former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., and budget expert Jared Bernstein to hash out candidates’ […]

Women’s soccer opens A-10 play with a sputter

The Colonials hoped their opening weekend of A-10 play would mirror their decisive victory over District-rival Howard the week before, a shutout win that seemed to give GW valuable momentum heading into league competition. Instead, it was the exact opposite: back-to-back shutouts, this time with the Colonials on the losing end. They dropped 2-0 games […]

Kogan Plaza could add a blackboard for bucket lists

More than 700 students have backed the idea of chalking a mural-turned-discussion board onto a construction wall in Kogan Plaza. A pitch for the public art project – which has become a global fad since the first one popped up in New Orleans in 2007 – landed on a top administrator’s desk Thursday, after it […]