June 14, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 3

Stories from the June 14, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Former Freshman: Making the most of it

Let’s just say these rising sophomores aren’t short on resume-builders. The four students highlighted below didn’t have typical freshman year experiences. From working in GW Hospital’s emergency room to helping manage the men’s basketball team, it’s an understatement to say that these students took advantage of their first year at GW. James Betz Concentration: pre-medicine […]

Campus housing sees changes

Incoming freshmen will have to become familiar with a very different housing department at GW. While this fall marks the debut of the Potomac House, a new 379-bed freshman residence hall, it is just one of many changes to campus housing this summer. The GW Housing Programs, formerly called the Community Living and Learning Center, […]

WEB UPDATE: Seinfeld to perform at Colonials Weekend

Posted Thursday, July 13, 3:51 p.m. Jerry Seinfeld will perform at Colonials Weekend this October, a GW administrator said Thursday. The comedian made famous from the hit comedy show “Seinfeld” will perform at GW’s parents and alumni weekend festivities, said Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services. Chernak said Seinfeld will […]

Roommate experiences: communicating and coping

When junior Geoff Doner came home to his dorm room at the beginning of freshman year, there was a list of rules posted on the front door. The rules regarded cleanliness and roommate behavior, but it was just the beginning for this quad of freshmen. “He was a super nice guy,” said Doner, who met […]

University prepares for dining changes

The University and new food service provider Sodexho will begin construction on sweeping changes to dining options at the conclusion of Colonial Inauguration. The new dining venues are scheduled to open by the beginning of the fall semester on September 5, said Nancy Haaga, director of Auxiliary and Institutional Services. “Construction is in the planning […]

WEB UPDATE: GW gears up for Seinfeld

Posted Tuesday, July 25, 9:11 p.m. After this October’s Colonials Weekend, Jerry Seinfeld will be added to a list of comedians that includes Jay Leno, Jon Stewart and Whoopi Goldberg. The University announced that the star of the hit comedy “Seinfeld,” which ran for nine years on NBC, will perform two shows during Colonials Weekend […]

10 things to do before you graduate

You may have seen the list already, and if you have, you probably think it’s daunting. “101 things to do at GW before you graduate,” proclaims the my.gwu.edu homepage, with a myriad of choices ending in “graduate in the city of presidents.” Well, sure. Assuming you don’t hate it here and transfer to State U […]

From registration to orientation: the making of CI

Not very long ago, freshman orientation at GW was a one-day program where students just registered for classes. That’s a far cry from the laser light shows, horse and buggy rides and casino night activities that now mark Colonial Inaugurations. When Helen Cannaday Saulny accepted a promotion that moved her from the admissions office to […]

WEB UPDATE: Johnny Rockets to replace the Gap

Posted Tuesday, July 25, 9: 15 p.m. Johnny Rockets will replace the 20th street space formerly occupied by Gap, which left the mall after last spring semester. A Gap spokesperson said that once the lease lapsed, the store assessed its financial situation and decided to close. Mimi Somerman, senior vice president of marketing for Johnny […]