Matt Berger

Textbook shortage frustrates students

Long lines and empty bookshelves have been common at the GW Bookstore during the school year’s first week. “It’s not just that you can’t find the books you need,” sophomore Gerome Rothman said. “It’s the long lines as well. Shopping here is a truly annoying experience.” Steve Duesterhaus, manager of the GW Bookstore, said filling […]

A little bit Gore, a little bit Quayle: Welcome to GW

August 24, 1999Marvin Center Ballroom9:30 p.m. An hour into Activism Night at GW, Rachel Miller enters the ballroom, in search of two things – opportunities and stickers. “We are in D.C., it’s the best place to get involved,” the freshman from Columbus, Ohio, says enthusiastically as she scopes out the auditorium. “You get to work […]

Another side of Fraternity life

I love genuine niceness. “But, Matt,” you say, “You’re a newspaper man. Aren’t you supposed to be sarcastic and cynical, not believing anything at face value?” OK, normally you are right. But I have just witnessed something that has changed my view in many ways. I have seen a group of people who spent their […]

University receives major facelift during busy summer months

More than 1,200 new people came to GW this summer. Though not students or faculty members, these men and women have played an integral role in the progress of the University and have created significant change on GW’s campus. These new faces are the hundreds of architects, contractors and construction workers who dramatically revamped the […]

GW braces for flood of summer renovations

Students received novelty hardhats as they walked into Colonial Inauguration this year for good reason – the University is engulfed in numerous construction projects. “There are a lot of exciting changes happening to campus,” said Michelle Honey, director of architecture, engineering and construction. The mid-campus quad, located between Lisner Auditorium and Gelman Library, will be […]

Smart students lead to decreased crime

Moving to an urban campus can be scary for a college freshman, but students at Foggy Bottom are pretty safe as long as they follow simple guidelines, said University Police Director Dolores Stafford. “Students need to use common sense and good judgment,” Stafford said. She said in order to protect themselves while traveling at night, […]

Historic hotel becomes residence hall

The University purchased the Premier Hotel on Virginia Avenue and plans to house almost 400 freshman students there starting this fall, said Jan Mitchell Sherrill, associate dean of students for the Community Living and Learning Center. The new residence hall – which will be called the “Hall on Virginia Avenue,”- was bought last week for […]

Mayor to speak at law school

D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams will address graduates of the GW Law School later this month, highlighting ceremonies for individual schools. Williams, sworn in as mayor earlier this year, will maintain tradition by addressing law school graduates. “I think he’ll bring a different perspective,” Law School Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs John Jenkins said. “He will […]

University professors’ salaries rise nationwide

Salaries for university faculty increased by 3.6 percent this year, the American Association of University Professors announced Friday, but the news is not all positive. The increase more than doubles the inflation rate and is the largest one-year hike in 12 years, AAUP said. The average salary for professors at 19 American universities rose to […]

Gouker to lead Hatchet into new millennium

Sports Editor Dustin Gouker was elected The GW Hatchet’s next editor in chief April 1 and was approved Friday by the Hatchet’s Board of Directors. Gouker, a junior from Abbottstown, Pa., said he is excited about the opportunity to lead The Hatchet into the next millennium. Though he was elected on April Fools Day, he […]