There are a lot of exciting firsts that come with freshman year, but you definitely don't want May to come around without these being some of them. Don't wait until senior year to get to know your city. There's a lot more to D.C. than Foggy Bottom and Georgetown.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Gathering friends around a table to chow down on homemade eats is a great way to kick off the school year and catch up after a summer apart. Here are four easy recipes that all cost less than $10 to make.
As the relaxing days of summer come to an end, students return to campus ready to party. Here is a look at some of the best crime logs from past first weeks back.
Mariah Kimpton won't be returning to GW this fall. The sophomore said a disappointing financial aid package forced her to discontinue her education.
By Saturday night a crowd of freshmen will be teeming outside Thurston Hall, nervous energy palpable and sexual curiosity surfacing. And Sunday morning the first walk-of-shamers will return, filled with stories of upperclassmen, clubs and hook ups they may or may not regret come Monday.
The first day of the fall semester comes with the challenge of settling into your new home.
Larger photos allow for easier identification of each card holder. Holograms make it harder to create duplicates of a GWorld card, providing authenticity and increasing campus safety. Randomly generated card number provides security and privacy for each individual on the GW campus.
As students descend on campus and resume their nocturnal lifestyles, exploring the District after dark becomes a priority equal to prepping for midterms.
Take a quick look at all the events happening at GW during your first week back. Don't miss out!
The Hatchet's list of can't-miss events are guaranteed excitement in your first months back to school, and are sure to show you a great time, both on campus and off. 1. D.C. Fashion Week For the couture-obsessed, check out the District's largest fashion exhibition during fashion week, Sept.
Gone are the days of anxiously waiting to meet your new roommates on the first day of college, wondering what they'll be like and if you'll become friends. Now, with websites like Facebook and URoomSurf.com, you'll probably show up knowing where they went on vacation this summer, their dog's name and whom they took to prom last year.
I hate writing welcome back columns, they are inevitably cheesy and cliche. Yes, you should study harder this semester. Yes, you should make sure to have a social life. Yes, you should balance a life of fulfilling work with equally fulfilling play. On and on columns that preach the above unfold in predictable and uninspired ways.
Over the past three and a half months, those of you not in and around Foggy Bottom missed out on some exciting events.
Residents in City Hall and Ivory Tower encountered several maintenance issues during their summer stay, but the University said the problems have been fixed and preparations for fall move-in have been underway for nearly a year.
The upscale Whole Foods Market supermarket chain has signed a lease to open up a store in Square 54, the development across from the Foggy Bottom Metro, and a spokeswoman for the company said the store hopes to accept GWorld as a method of payment.
GW's Sigma Chi fraternity was awarded the prestigious J. Dwight Peterson Award this year, making it one of three Sigma Chi chapters nationwide to be awarded the distinction this year.
While we don't presume to know more than your new department, The Hatchet's editorial board considered your plan and has compiled a list of areas in which UPD should improve.
Hatchet arts puts Ding Ren, a local artist and GW teaching assistant, under the spotlight after her most recent performance where she observed visitors to the gallery in real time.
I distinctly remember the first time that I was told no after returning home from college.
I incredulously tuned into the highly anticipated "Real Housewives of D.C.", and doing so had a very unexpected effect on me.
It's hard to get the GW community united. But if there is one thing that students and administrators alike can agree on, it is this: the people who rank colleges are out to get us.
Less than one month before the Democratic primary for D.C.'s highly anticipated mayoral race, GW alumnus Vincent Gray has a 5 percentage point lead over incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty, a poll by Clarus Research Group shows.
It didn't seem to matter to women's soccer head coach Tanya Vogel that her team fell 1-0 last Saturday at George Mason in its final pre-season exhibition match.
Phase three of the Smith Center renovations are scheduled to reach "substantial completion" in time for Freshmen Convocation.
Kelliher wins award for defense in summer league GW men's baseball outfielder Brendon Kelliher was named the 2010 New England Collegiate Baseball League Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 19. Kelliher played for the Newport Gulls in the NECBL this summer, hitting .
Thursday Graduate Student Services Fair Learn about the resources available to graduate students. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday G-Dub First Night Colonial NightCap and GWise host a kick-off event for students with free food, bowling, billiards, laser tag and dancing.
Hatchet arts gives you a whirlwind tour of different artistic hotspots in the D.C. area, from galleries and and music venues to pastry shops and cinemas.
Students who are prescribed marijuana under the new D.C. law permitting the drug for medicinal use will not be able to possess or use the drug on campus under the current GW student conduct policies, a University official said in August.
GW broke through a two-year plateau in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings, moving up two slots to take the No. 51 spot.
After five years, Director of Greek-letter life Dean Harwood will leave the University to become the director of fraternity and sorority programs at Eastern Illinois University.
While most students were well into their summer vacations, University President Steven Knapp was spending his three and a half months off traveling, speaking and organizing, often on behalf of GW.
New University Police Department Chief Kevin Hay said he hopes to increase both his and UPD's visibility on campus and the surrounding community when he assumes the position next month.
In a world of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, Republican Senators have an edge over their Democratic counterparts, a joint study by researchers at GW and New York University found.
Caught up in the campaign fervor surrounding the November midterm elections, senior Moses Weisberg made a choice.
Colin MacDonald was in tears. Sitting at home in the suburbs of Los Angeles he realized Proposition 8, an amendment to California's State Constitution recognizing marriage as a union of man and woman, had passed and tears were all he could muster.
The incoming GW Law School first-year class came from the most selective applicant pool the admissions committee has ever considered, an official in the school said in August.
Student Association President Jason Lifton and Executive Vice President Rob Maxim say they're already off to a successful year, thanks to a "student outreach plan" to facilitate contact with the student body.
The Metropolitan Police Department said it made a key arrest in late July concerning an uptick in iPhone thefts, and police said the suspect could be linked to other iPhone thefts in the area.
A person claiming to own a unit in a popular apartment complex fraudulently advertised an apartment on a housing website in an attempt to get payment from a prospective GW graduate student, according to a University Police crime alert.
Half of the tickets for Jimmy Fallon's upcoming Colonials Weekend performances have been sold, but a University official said he expects sales for the comedian's show to pick up as the event nears.
There is no developmental difference between children adopted by homosexual couples versus those adopted by heterosexual couples in the U.S., a recent landmark study featuring a GW professor found. Over the past four years, psychology professor Stephen Forssell worked with two researchers from the University of Virginia to study whether children adopted by homosexual couples would develop similarly to those adopted by heterosexual parents.
Over the past five years, the Board of Trustees has been directing resources to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations in hopes of exponentially increasing the number of philanthropic contributions both alumni and others make to the University.
Rapper Wale and Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travie McCoy will headline this year's Fall Fest.
Two former University Police officers have filed discrimination complaints against the University Police Department, alleging mistreatment based on their race.
GW has awarded more financial aid to an increased number of students this year, a University official said earlier this month.
Despite pleas from student organizations across campus, the University has granted Sodexo an exclusive contract to cater all of the events that will take place in West Hall - the newest residence hall on the Mount Vernon Campus - a University spokeswoman confirmed this month.
A GW student whose parents were convicted of being Russian spies in the largest revealed espionage plot since the end of the Cold War is enrolled in classes for the fall semester, a University spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.
Nineteen convicted sex offenders live and work within a half-mile radius of the Foggy Bottom Campus, according to a Hatchet investigation.
Receiving Stolen Property 7/01/10 - Ivory Tower - Time unknown - Case closed A Health and Safety inspector found a GW "employees only" sign in a room. The sign was confiscated Referred to Student Judicial Services Drug Law Violation 7/01/10 - Public property on campus - 11:35 p.