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.
Friday, June 13, 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kate Marie Grinold, who graduated from GW this spring, soon swapped her mortarboard for a tiara after winning the Miss District of Columbia Pageant.
A group of nude bike riders took a cheeky approach to protesting this June in hopes of exposing more than just their bodies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this election's Democratic contest, it appears that the college vote has finally made a difference.
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.
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.
Many GW students study international conflicts, but junior Morris Sheriff is escaping one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Fifty-eight tennis courts, four soccer fields and a state-of-the-art golf training facility. Sound like your high school?
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.
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.
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.
The United States Secret Service performs many important functions: presidential protection, the investigation of counterfeit currency and . picking up Lindy's hamburgers?
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.
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.
Your guide to on-campus arts, with a preview of comedy and theater.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 declare your major, switch schools, get the classes you want, study in a quiet place, and more.
Learn more about Crawford, Layfayette, Madison, Strong, Somers, and of course, Thurston.
It's the $52,957 question - what exactly does GW's tuition get its students?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Web Extra Students can now travel on a national airport shuttle service at discounted rates, Student Association leaders announced last month.
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.
Sunday, June 22 Several administrative changes announced at a Board of Trustees meeting Thursday will significantly transform part of the University's executive landscape.
Sunday, June 22 GW may have a float in the presidential Inaugural Parade this January for the first time in almost 60 years.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, June 30 A GW alumna who dedicated her life to humanitarian work died after a bomb blast in Sadr City, Iraq last Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, July 25 Renowned aerospace engineer David Dolling will assume the deanship at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences on Sept. 1.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.