Freshman Rebecca Adelson said she heard the hype about Thurston Hall before coming to GW. And as an early decision student, she was sure she'd be placed in her first-choice residence hall - the infamously branded freshman party central. But Adelson was assigned to the Potomac House instead, and after a week in her new abode, she's convinced fate worked to her advantage.
Stories from the September 11, 2006, Print Edition
It's 5 a.m. and you've spent the night staring at your blank computer screen trying to get a paper done. You make it through the night and even hand your paper in on time, but then it strikes - muscle pains, neck cramps and a splitting headache. The reason could be your computer.
With its shops, bars, restaurants and traffic-clogged streets, many D.C. residents, tourists and even GW students, who often make the trek to the neighboring town by foot, wonder why Georgetown doesn't have its own Metro stop. The word is that Georgetown's elite resisted a local rail station for fear that it would "bring undesirables - the poor, the criminal, the nonwhite, and the tacky to their exclusive neighborhood," Metro historian and George Mason University Professor Zachary Schrag writes in his book, "Great Society Subway: The History of the Washington Metro.
Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China and will spend the fall semester further north in Harbin, China. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from the Pacific as one of GW's many expats.
Every date throughout the year has some significance - from historical moments to celebrity news to sports trivia. Read below to find out what important events occurred on September 11 throughout history: In 1792, the Hope Diamond was stolen along with other crown jewels of the French monarchy during a weeklong looting of the government.
Past years have seen rocker upon rocker perform at Fall Fest, while the hip-hop artist was typically reserved for Spring Fling. So it was rather uncommon when Program Board announced that Common, on the heels of his May 24 platinum album release "Be," would perform at this year's festival.
On the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, GW graduate Caroline Bevan has something to smile about. The 2005 graduate spent the past summer across from Ground Zero in New York City helping create the newly opened galleries in Tribute WTC, a visitor center providing history and personal anecdotes from the Sept.