June 15, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 3

Stories from the June 15, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professional sports fans revel in D.C.

Washington, D.C., professional sports went through its version of the Dark Ages from 1999 through 2004. The District had been devoid of a baseball team since 1971, and more recently, all the beltway teams struggled to even break .500 as the playoffs became a memory of years past. Professional sports in the nation’s capital was […]

Thurston fire leads to review of hall’s safety

More than three months after a fire charred a ninth-floor room in Thurston Hall and left a freshman badly burned, the University is still evaluating a response to ensure safety in the building. Sophomore Kevin McLaughlin awoke early March 22 to a fire engulfing his room. Hundreds of students packed the stairways and scrambled out […]

News Briefs

‘Crossfire’ ends run at GW Incoming freshmen and their families excited to see the famed screaming matches on CNN’s “Crossfire” will be disappointed after the show’s recent cancellation leaves a void in one of Colonial Inauguration’s must-see events. The show, one of cable television’s longest-running programs and the first debate show of its kind, made […]

Ten tips for a useful CI

Colonial Inauguration is GW’s jam-packed freshman orientation for the class of 2009. With almost 40 events planned over a three-day schedule, the CI Web site asks “Fact or fiction: It doesn’t matter if I skip CI events.” The site says fiction, but The Hatchet says fact. This is The Hatchet’s top-10 tips on what to […]

Column: Escape from fantasy land

Before you even arrive at GW, you were bombarded with acronyms, dichotomies and inconsistencies. You are told that “Something happens here,” but when you arrive at Colonial Inauguration to the singing and dancing Colonial Cabinet, you wonder if this is what happens here, and if so, what the hell are you doing here? You couldn’t […]

The best of the crime report

Each week, The Hatchet meets with University Police officials and compiles a crime log listing student crimes and misdemeanors that UPD and other authorities respond to throughout the week. Some are bizarre, others serious – perhaps you’ll make it in the log as the freshman who entered Thurston covered in vomit. To introduce new students […]

Column: Choose your own GW

My memories of Colonial Inauguration are as potent as the marijuana smoke that greeted me when I opened the door to my orientation room assignment. I had just parted ways with my mother in the Thurston lobby, already wary of spending two and a half days trying to get a handle on this school. Being […]

Editorial: Issue overview

As the newest members of the GW community, freshmen and their parents should be aware several hot-button issues that will affect the next few years of your lives. Strained faculty and administration relations Two integral parts of the University, the faculty and administration, have been at odds recently over a number of issues. In May, […]

Professors use D.C. as teaching tool

Professor Michael Shanahan’s Washington Reporting class incorporates interviewing a congressman, listening to a congressional hearing and visiting the House Press Gallery on Capitol Hill in its curriculum. Professor Robert Shepherd’s Honors Sociocultural Anthropology course requires students to do social science fieldwork at various Smithsonian museums. One of the lures of GW’s downtown D.C. location is […]

Column: A University blueprint

Starting off in college is comparable to having a hangover: it’s a little rough at first, but you hope it was all worth it. However, to make sure you are ready to handle it, I have compiled a few key terms and issues to make sure you’re up to speed from day one. First, there […]