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.

CI Guide: A look at student life

These 10 student organizations represent some of the biggest and best of student life at GW. Some of these organizations have been nationally recognized, others have won awards from GW, others boast some of the largest memberships and others are visible because they just plain make a scene on campus. While there are more than […]

WEB UPDATE: Karl Rove to speak at GW

Posted Tuesday, July 25, 9: 10 p.m. White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove is set to speak at the Graduate School of Political Management’s Commencement July 29. The University announced this week that the political strategist will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony before 100 graduates and their friends and family. The […]

Winners & Losers

Had a bad week? Try losing your legal right to exist (think Coggins’). Here it is, The Hatchet’s Winners & Losers summer edition: Winner: Pre-freshmen School hasn’t even started yet and you are living it up in D.C., at least for a few days. Colonial Inauguration is a smorgasbord of free food, borderline-disturbing dances by […]

Kyle Spector: Ask yourself: “What am I doing here?”

For incoming freshmen, the hardest part of college is now over. They’ve applied to and were accepted to THE George Washington University, and really, they should be proud of that accomplishment. As they wade through the glitz and glamour of Colonial Inauguration, they should enjoy this brief stint in the fantasyland of orientation, but also […]

WEB UPDATE: Students studying in Lebanon flee

Posted Tuesday, July 25, 9:15 p.m. Heather Bentrum traveled about 7,500 miles to get a break from her California hometown and D.C. the summer before her senior year at the Elliott School. With a concentration in Middle East studies, a penchant for traveling and some Arabic classes under her belt, she enrolled in a program […]

The origin of the CI logo

It’s stamped on every piece of paper and every poster incoming freshmen see as they walk to events around campus at Colonial Inauguration. The ribbon-like design officially represents CI – but what exactly is it? Robert Chernak, senior vice president of Student and Academic Support Services, said that most people think the CI logo is […]

The Big Wigs: meet GW’s top administrators

Every University has its head honchos, and GW is no different. Students will hear these administrators’ names again and again without, sometimes, ever meeting them face-to-face or really knowing what they do. Learning about GW’s administrative hierarchy is just as important for incoming freshmen as learning how to navigate campus. Read on in order to […]

WEB UPDATE: Rove addresses GSPM grads

Posted Sunday, July 30, 5:20 p.m. Karl Rove, White House deputy chief of staff, defended the importance of politicians in his speech at the Graduate School of Political Management’s Commencement ceremony Saturday in Lisner Auditorium. The strategist widely known for being instrumental in the election and re-election of President George W. Bush, promised to avoid […]

Pinnock bids farewell to Colonials

When former GW basketball player Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock decided May 22 to forgo his senior year in favor of pursuing a professional basketball career, he did not do so in the name of greed or unhealthy expectations. Instead, he made his decision out of necessity and a feeling of accountability. Pinnock, who already has a […]

Capitol Steps: poking fun at politics

Well, they certainly don’t have a problem with running out of material. The Capitol Steps comedy group has been performing political satire for students and parents at Colonial Inaugurations since 2000. “The goal of CI is to introduce GW and city life to students and their families, and the Capitol Steps is a fun, yet […]