August 17, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 6

Stories from the August 17, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW opens its arms to new students next week

Freshmen moving into their new GW homes next weekend have more to look forward to in their first weeks of school than unpacking boxes and facing massive traffic jams in Thurston Hall elevators. “We’re trying to welcome (incoming freshmen) and make them feel at home here at GW,” said Rebecca Sawyer, community director for Madison […]

GW hopes to make two campuses one University

As GW and Mount Vernon slowly merge under one umbrella, administrators at both campuses are working to ensure the all-women’s campus doesn’t get left out in the rain. Students working toward GW degrees are now the majority at The George Washington University at Mount Vernon, formerly Mount Vernon College. With the crossing of this threshold […]

Students urged to take first step in advising

GW academic advisers agree – the key to good advising lies with the student. “There are people here to help you, but it’s you, the student, that has to be prepared to take the step and the responsibility,” said Kim Moreland, associate dean for undergraduate affairs in the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences. Each […]

PB makes Fall Fest planning a priority after busy summer

Program Board Executive Chair Brian Nathanson says he was left working largely alone this summer when many members of the group’s executive board left campus after finals. But Nathanson says an empty office hasn’t meant PB’s plans for the coming year have slowed down. Nathanson said he already has booked rooms for general meetings and […]

Students weave work experience into college life

Suzanne Clarke is witness to the advantages GW’s location offers its students. Every week she e-mails internship opportunities to students in the School of Media and Public Affairs. “The opportunities seem endless,” said Clarke, SMPA’s coordinator of external relations. Clarke said GW students are fortunate for the internship opportunities she never had access to as […]

Potter hopes SA will start with a clean slate

Student Association President Carrie Potter said she wants her cabinet to begin the fall semester with a “clean slate.” “I want them to focus on our year, not stuff from last year,” Potter said. “People (in the SA) get burnt out because they spend a lot of time cleaning up instead of working on what […]

News Briefs

Welcome Week ready to go Plans are wrapping up for next week’s Welcome Week, which will feature events to educate and entertain the GW community during the first week of classes. The week will kick off with an opening picnic and movie on the Quad Sunday night. This year’s feature is “Deep Impact.” The next […]

A few observations about `that hazy period’ – CI

After a four-month trek in the wilds of Columbia, an explorer’s feet develop blisters approximately the size of Nevada. I’ve never even seen Columbia, but I’m told those blisters are horridly painful. I have been on a four-day jaunt in the District of Columbia, an “experience” known conveniently as Colonial Inauguration (or “CI” in the […]

GW at a glance

Chartered by Congress in 1821 as the Columbian College. First freshman class: 11 students taught by Ira Chase, a theology professor. First Commencement ceremony is held in December 1824 in a Presbyterian church where the Willard Hotel now stands. President John Quincy Adams and the Marquis de Lafayette preside over the ceremonies. The medical department […]