June 16, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 4

Stories from the June 16, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW vs. D.C.: a look at the on-going conflict

One of the first lessons incoming students come to learn is that the University has poor relations with Foggy Bottom community groups. GW and the District are engaged in a court battle over how much the University can build and how many students it needs to house. This story is The Hatchet’s try to give […]

D.C. offers job variety

Unlike students on most college campuses, GW freshmen have the opportunity to build their resumes from the start – by working at one of hundreds of revered organizations in the nation’s capital. GW students intern and work for law firms, senators on Capitol Hill, magazines and newspapers and non-profit agencies, among other places of employment. […]

Between the Lines: In search of sports at a political school

If you’ve made it to CI, you probably already know people come to GW for political rallies instead of pep rallies, and would rather see a presidential debate than a basketball game. But if you’re like I was two years ago, you still need your sports fix, whether that means having a team to root […]

Freshman dives into student organizations

Each incoming freshman class boasts hundreds of former high school class presidents, community service leaders and yearbook and newspaper editors. But with more than 250 clubs and organizations at GW, assuming a leadership position in a student organization can seem like a daunting task for a freshman. But sophomore Audrey Kruse proved it can be […]

GW adds frosh writing program

Following a national trend toward an increased focus on college students’ writing skills, GW will introduce a new freshman writing course this fall. The four-credit class – University Writing 20 – will replace the traditional freshman English requirements and focus heavily on writing skills. In the weeks prior to Colonial Inauguration, 700 randomly selected incoming […]

MVC preps for freshmen

Although the Mount Vernon Campus will exclusively house freshmen for the first time this fall, officials said it will not significantly impact life at the suburban campus. But students will see the addition of a new residence hall and possible improvements in dining options and shuttle service. “This isn’t going to have a major effect […]

GW ups security measures

After a two-year period that has included the attack on the Pentagon, anthrax mailings, heightened terror alerts and sniper shootings, GW security officials said they are looking to constantly improve campus security measures. But officials are still calling on students to take preventative steps to maintain their own security and remain attune to their surroundings. […]

Local sports fans still waiting on MLB decision

For incoming freshmen hoping to see a Major League Baseball team while they attend GW, the next few weeks should go a long way in determining whether that team is the Orioles in Baltimore or the Expos in Washington. If the Montreal Expos are relocated to the District, it is still unclear when they would […]

Greek-letter organizations recruit early

Students looking to join GW’s Greek-letter community will have the opportunity to get involved within the first month they are in D.C. Although Greek-letter organizations at several other universities recruit new members when students are second-semester freshmen or sophomores, GW’s fraternities and sororities look for pledges in mid-September. Although the University holds an informal recruitment […]

Games, wings and beer

Last fall, the Hatchet spent the first eight weeks of the NFL season in search of D.C.’s best sports bars. For all those days and nights when watching the game on the couch with the remote just isn’t enough, we proudly bring you the Brett Favres and Jerry Rices of the hundreds of area sports […]