Amanda Limmer

GW Expat: Taking baby steps across the Atlantic

Junior Amanda Limmer, a double major in English and journalism, is spending the spring semester studying at Syracuse University’s campus in Florence, Italy. A few times this semester she, along with other students spread out across the globe, will share her experiences and observations abroad as one of The Hatchet’s “GW expats.” I told myself […]

Avoiding a ‘real’ job

For all those seniors who hate answering pesky questions about post-graduation plans, here’s one possible answer. Don’t get a “real” job – be a virtual assistant. Virtual assistants, who are self-employed and work from home, set their own hours, schedules and receive tax benefits. The virtual assistant profession, a relatively new idea, is made up […]

Celiac cookbook: Graduate’s recipes help cope with digestion disease

Vanessa Maltin, a 2005 graduate, went 21 years without knowing that she suffered from a disease that prevents her body from properly digesting gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and many commercially prepared foods. Maltin, a journalism major as an undergraduate, said she still remembers University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s inspiring words at […]

Computer whiz to restauranteur

At Wasabi Sushi, there’s no waiting for a waitress to come and take your order. Your food is ready the moment you sit down – you just have to catch it before the person sitting next to you grabs the prawn cucumber pesto roll you wanted. Food moves fast at this 17th and I Street […]

Sizing up freshman living at GW

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 […]

Honors program hopes to enact drastic changes to its curriculum

GW’s honors program would undergo drastic changes under a plan requiring students to take a high number of four-credit courses in a more selective and structured environment. Backers of the program said the potential changes are necessary to raise the caliber of academics within the department. “No matter how smart students are, they are emerging […]

WEB EXTRA: Senior class to give gift of service

As their undergraduate careers come to a close, members of the senior class are planning to give back to Foggy Bottom by creating the Community Service Project Fund, a gift that will provide grants for student-run events. For the third year in a row, the senior class’ contribution will establish an endowment for GW, allowing […]

GW’s poster boy: Will Alexander is a ubiquitous presence on campus

Six years running, second-year graduate student Will Alexander has never paid a dime of tuition to GW. Alexander, who graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, received four years of free tuition through a GW scholarship for D.C. high school students. Now, as a presidential administrative fellow, he’s earning an MBA – […]