Friday, June 13, 2008

McKeown leaves GW for Northwestern

by Andrew Alberg

Women's basketball coach Joe McKeown, who holds the most wins of any coach in GW and A-10 women's basketball history, resigned this June after 19 years in Foggy Bottom to take the same position at Northwestern University.

Clinton supporters search for a new candidate

by Emily Cahn

When Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) conceded to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on June 7, GW junior and ardent Clinton supporter Daniel Boehmer had a decision to make.

Student diversity stands out in a stagnant admissions cycle

by Diana Gore and Sarah Scire
Hatchet Reporters

School officials are reporting that the incoming freshman class is one of the most ethnically diverse ever, in a year when the University failed to become more selective.

Locals: No chains at Square 54

by Reed Cooley

Several weeks after the University and developer Boston Properties broke ground on the commercial and residential complex at Square 54, community members gathered to express their goals for the project.

Snapshot: Cool visit

Hundreds of tourists visited the air-conditioned Museum of Natural History to avoid an early June heat wave that brought temperatures to D.C. exceeding 95 degrees.

Trachtenberg lets loose in new book about his tenure

by Sarah Scire

Former University president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was never one to hold his tongue during his tenure as GW president, but with the release of his newest book, it's clear the 71-year-old professor still has more to say.

Colonial Inauguration Info

2008 graduate named Miss D.C.

by Danielle Meister

Kate Marie Grinold, who graduated from GW this spring, soon swapped her mortarboard for a tiara after winning the Miss District of Columbia Pageant.

Bikers bare it all to raise awareness

by Sarah Scire

A group of nude bike riders took a cheeky approach to protesting this June in hopes of exposing more than just their bodies.

Eric Roper: Get prepared for something different

by Eric Roper

The one thing that shocked me the most about college was that it wasn't high school. I arrived here envisioning the next four years to be a mere continuation of my past.

Staff Editorial: Flexing the critical mind

You may not know us yet, but we're a fairly critical bunch. The editorial board at The Hatchet is a group of students who enjoy dissecting the nuances of University life here in Foggy Bottom.

Diana Kugel: Filling in the blanks

by Diana Kugel

Class of 2012, I hate to break it to you, but you will never get to witness one of GW's legendary laser light shows.

Justin Guiffre: A letter from a freshman year survivor

by Justin Guiffre
Hatchet Columnist

This is a letter from yourself one year in the future; a much older and more experienced you. I know a lot more than you do, so listen up.

Andrew Clark: Obama's questionable next step

by Andrew Clark
Hatchet Columnist

In this election's Democratic contest, it appears that the college vote has finally made a difference.

SASS program pairs freshmen, staffers

by Sarah Scire

Each member of the freshman class will be assigned to a University staff member this fall, as part of a new mentoring program designed to guide students in their social and professional lives.

Groundbreaking conflicts delay SWW construction

by Sarah Scire

Construction on a new wing of the School Without Walls is slated to begin this July - a year late - and a school leader cited conflicts scheduling the ceremonial groundbreaking as a major cause for the delay.

New student escaped war in Liberia

by Amanda Dick

Many GW students study international conflicts, but junior Morris Sheriff is escaping one.

SA releases goals for school year

by Emily Cahn

While many students are taking a break from GW, Student Association President Vishal Aswani is still on campus this summer, taking steps to address campaign promises and goals for his presidency.

A month by month look at last year's news

by Andrew Ramonas

In October, satirical ant-Muslim posters. In November, swastikas. In March, Clinton delivers her infamous Bosnia gaffe. In April, the Pope parades through campus. And in May, a fire in a residence hall.

Best of the Crime Log

by Amy D'Onofrio

Whether you are allegedly having sex with a tree or urinating in public, remember local police are always around the corner. Here are the most notable run-ins with the law from last year.

Alex Byers: Say it ain't so, Joe

by Alex Byers

Say it ain't so, Joe. Say you're not leaving Foggy Bottom. Come on, there's still time. Just say you changed your mind.

SA senator has a 'skeleton' in the closet

by Gabrielle Bluestone

In politics, a skeleton in the closet can be career ending. But for graduate student and Student Association Sen. Chris Hedquist, his skeletons have enabled him to travel the world, gain celebrity abroad, win medals and even acquire his own Wikipedia page.

Freshmen Athletes: Softball pitcher Penna makes a name for herself in family of successful athletes

by Dan Greene

Heidi Penna comes from a big family. The incoming freshman softball player is the sixth of 10 children - four brothers and five sisters - and the fourth of her clan to step into the world of college athletics.

Freshmen Athletes: Allbritton, son of prominent minister, hopes to bring character and faith to GW basketball

by Dan Greene

In one of his post-game interviews last season, GW men's basketball head coach Karl Hobbs spoke about wanting to bring players of high character into his program.

Freshmen Athletes: Carr played for national soccer team, honed skills at top sports academy

by Alex Byers

Fifty-eight tennis courts, four soccer fields and a state-of-the-art golf training facility. Sound like your high school?

New A-10 commissioner brings TV experience

by Andrew Alberg

The Atlantic 10 Conference chose their fifth commissioner this June, and her background in television could bring some new exposure to a league largely ignored by the major networks.

A fan's guide to GW sports

by Alex Byers and Andrew Alberg
Sports Editors

With 21 varsity teams, there is always a game to see around Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon. Here is what you need to know about them.

Big Name Professors: Celebrities in the classroom

by Amy D'Onofrio

Freshmen may be unfamiliar with some of the big names in Foggy Bottom, but many incoming students will soon take classes with GW's several acclaimed professors - ranging from television journalists to legendary political theorists.

Campus Myths: Fact or fiction: presidents on campus

by Amanda Panitch
Hatchet Reporter

The United States Secret Service performs many important functions: presidential protection, the investigation of counterfeit currency and . picking up Lindy's hamburgers?

Where to Work: Campus jobs abound for GW class of 2012

by Justine Karp

Capitol Hill internships generally don't pay the bills. And for those students who want to make some cash on the side, the right job might be just around the corner.

Tracking Professors: Sabbaticals give professors time for research

by Ian Jannetta

As the class of 2012 prepares for their freshman year at GW, some GW professors are getting ready to take a year away from Foggy Bottom.

Arts: A guide to the on-campus scene

by Amanda Pacitti

Your guide to on-campus arts, with a preview of comedy and theater.

Where to Go: Discovering the District

by Juliette Dallas-Feeney

Washington, D.C. is full of some of the best hotspots in the nation. Here are some conventional and not-so-conventional places you can explore in the District.

Sex Column: Advice you'll never get from mom and dad

by Ally Pregulman
Hatchet Columnist

College is a great time to try new things, meet different people, and discover more about yourself. I guarantee mom and dad's move-in day advice won't be anything like this.

Weekly Checkup: Meningitis

by Colleen Psomas
Hatchet Reporter

You may think you're college to-do list is getting thinner as you start to take care of the obvious errands, but make sure to add one more thing to the list.

The Man in Charge: Fred Siegel: the man behind the administrator

by Max McGowen
Hatchet Reporter

The Hatchet recently sat down with Dean of Freshmen Fred Siegel to talk about his phobias, heroes, contradictory love for New York City and some of the new initiatives this year for freshman.

What you can achieve: Notable sophomores reflect on freshman feats

by Laura Treanor

All it takes is lunch at J Street for Jared Pliner to realize he's in the perfect place to pursue his passion.

How to GW: Your guide to navigating the University and D.C.

by Andrew Elwell

How to declare your major, switch schools, get the classes you want, study in a quiet place, and more.

Freshman halls: Find your way home

by Tracy Sakon and Nathan Grossman
Hatchet Reporters

Learn more about Crawford, Layfayette, Madison, Strong, Somers, and of course, Thurston.

Free Stuff: Getting the most from your tuition dollars

by Amanda Dick

It's the $52,957 question - what exactly does GW's tuition get its students?

GW Dictionary: Your guide on how to translate GW into English

by Nathan Grossman

Like almost every other college in the country, GW has a long list of slang terms and nicknames students use to refer to various campus landmarks, eateries and people.

Robin Williams to headline Colonials Weekend

by Andrew Ramonas

Friday, June 13, 8:08 p.m. Comedian Robin Williams will be the featured entertainer at this year's Colonials Weekend, University officials announced Friday.

At the National Press Club, three journalists analyze campaign coverage

by Sarah Scire

Web Extra Two senior PBS correspondents used self-deprecating humor and their years of experience covering politics to analyze the media's coverage of the presidential race at an event at the National Press Club this June.

University receives $1 million donation for library collection, sponsored professorship

by Sarah Scire

Web Extra A prominent Taiwanese businessman donated $1 million to the University to create a permanent library collection focused on Taiwan and a sponsored professorship in the English department.

SuperShuttle discount available for students and faculty

by Danielle Meister

Web Extra Students can now travel on a national airport shuttle service at discounted rates, Student Association leaders announced last month.

New mascot premieres at Colonial Inauguration

by Sarah Scire

Sunday, June 22 Little George is no more. After cheering on GW's athletic teams for 20 years, the University replaced its aging mascot this summer.

Administrative shake-up restructures top University positions

by Sarah Scire

Sunday, June 22 Several administrative changes announced at a Board of Trustees meeting Thursday will significantly transform part of the University's executive landscape.

Leaders plan for float in inaugural parade

by Emily Cahn

Sunday, June 22 GW may have a float in the presidential Inaugural Parade this January for the first time in almost 60 years.

Student e-mail addresses will change with switch to Gmail

by Sarah Scire

Sunday, June 22 All student e-mail addresses will have different domain names when GW switches to Google Mail this fall, the University announced last week.

Bozeman takes over women's basketball

by Joanna Shapes

Tuesday, June 24, 4:00 p.m. GW women's basketball assistant coach Mike Bozeman was introduced as the new head coach of the program Tuesday afternoon.

Fenty says Stevens will not be sold

by Danielle Meister

Thursday, June 26 The city will not sell Stevens Elementary School after it closes this summer, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty told the Foggy Bottom Association Tuesday.

GW alumna dies in Iraq

by Nathan Grossman

Monday, June 30 A GW alumna who dedicated her life to humanitarian work died after a bomb blast in Sadr City, Iraq last Tuesday.

Bozeman prepares for life at the top

by Andrew Alberg

Monday, June 30 By his own account, Mike Bozeman has not missed a beat in adapting to his new position as head women's basketball coach.

Community group appeals 20-year Campus Plan

by Nathan Grossman

Tuesday, July 8 The Foggy Bottom Association filed an appeal with the D.C. Zoning Commission last week, challenging their approval of the University's 20-year Campus Plan.

Freshman killed by motorist in New Jersey

by Amanda Dick

Thursday, July 10 An incoming freshman died in his hometown of Moorestown, N.J., on Tuesday when an elderly woman hit his bike with her car - just four days before his 18th birthday.

Longtime Foggy Bottom resident dies at 88

by Sarah Scire

Monday, July 14 Lucille Molinelli, a prominent Foggy Bottom resident known for her passionate and thoughtful relationships with the neighborhood and the University, died June 22 in her F Street residence.

GW members of AKA celebrate sorority's centennial in Washington

by Eric Thibault

Sunday, July 20 Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha at GW helped their sorority kick off its centennial celebration at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. last Monday.

Man falls from GW Hospital ledge, sustains serious injuries

by Andrew Ramonas

Sunday, July 20 A man fell from a window ledge Saturday afternoon and landed on the edge of an inflatable mat about 40 feet below, after threatening to jump for four hours.

SEAS hires new dean from U. Texas

by Danielle Meister

Friday, July 25 Renowned aerospace engineer David Dolling will assume the deanship at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on Sept. 1.

Scarborough stresses modesty at GSPM graduation

by Hadas Gold

Wednesday, July 30 MSNBC television host and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough advised graduates of the Graduate School of Political Management to be humble while pursuing their professional goals.

Students travel to Beijing to examine business behind the Games

by Amanda Dick

Thursday, August 7 Twenty-eight graduate students traveled across the globe this week to witness the Olympic Games in Beijing, hoping to learn more about the enormous financial and marketing forces behind the historic event.

EMeRG to begin using ambulance

by Reed Cooley

Friday, August 8 The EMeRG ambulance is finally certified to operate after years of red tape - giving more responsibility to the student-run emergency care provider and potentially lowering the cost of a trip to the hospital.

Freshman vies for Miss Teen USA

by Amy Rhodin
Hatchet Staff Writer

Tuesday, August 12 Every freshman has a laundry list of things to do before heading off to college - packing clothes, running last-minute errands, saying goodbye to friends and family.

GW reaches 53rd in U.S. News ranking

by Nathan Grossman

Friday, August 22 GW moved up one place in U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of the nation's top universities, according to information released early Friday morning.