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.

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 […]

CI Guide: A guide to popular professors

When registering for classes, incoming freshman may be able to read a course description to find out what the class is like. But that description does not give any insight into how good the professor of the class is. Many students say the professor makes or breaks a class. A great professor makes a bad […]

WEB UPDATE: Marvin Center food venues to open before classes begin

Posted July 25, Tuesday, 9:20 p.m. Construction that began earlier this month on renovations to Marvin Center food venues is on schedule to be completed before fall classes begin, said Nancy Haaga, director of Auxiliary and Institutional Services. Marvin Center food venues are under new management after the departure of Aramark in June. Haaga said […]

WEB UPDATE: Columbian College selects new interim dean

Posted Wednesday, June 21, 5:35 p.m. The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences has a new interim dean to head the college while a search for a new permanent director continues. Political science professor Lee Sigelman resigned his post as interim dean of the school due to health reasons last week and on Friday, Diana […]