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 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 […]

Welcome to GW

Class of 2007: Are you excited? Do you realize the opportunities that lie ahead of you? Trust me, you have no idea. Today marks the beginning of a new journey in your life, one during which you get to decide who you are and where you want to go. Don’t think for one second that […]

Preventing the ‘Freshman 15’

Between a virtual water fountain of beer, your lack of physical activity between the classes you actually go to, the proximity of Chipotle (you may not know what it is now, but it will become a valuable part of your GW experience; head down to the 18th and M street location and experience it) and […]

Advice to frosh

Well, here you are at Colonial Inauguration. You’re meeting and greeting fellow freshmen, registering for classes and getting a taste of what life will be like in a residence hall. By now you should have come to at least one important conclusion: residence halls are small. GW has packed all of you in so tightly […]

More to GW than CI portrays

There is nothing worse than the kindergarten teacher-like demeanor of the Colonial Cabinet at Colonial Inauguration. The last thing incoming students need is an idealistic, super upbeat, completely positive assessment of what is to come in their next four years in D.C. If you haven’t figured it out by now, GW is not simply what […]