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.

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 […]

WEB UPDATE: GW improves to No. 52

Posted Saturday, Aug. 19, 12:57 a.m. While GW failed to break into the top-50 national universities as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, the University did improve from its 53 spot last year to be ranked 52 this year. GW’s School of Business improved by moving five rankings to sit at 42 in the […]

Sports Notes

King, Opoku join Hollis in recruiting class Point guard Travis King and forward Hermann Opoku, both out of the South Kent School in Connecticut, committed to play at GW next year, rounding out a class that already includes swingman Damian Hollis out of J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, Fla. Mensah-Bonsu, Pinnock attend pre-draft […]

Whats the deal with… the CI laser light show?

While the three days of Colonial Inauguration may be remembered as a blur of activities, there is one part of orientation that students never seem to forget: the laser light show. CI Director Renee Clement said the laser light show has been a CI tradition since 1997 and was originally created as a part of […]

Greek Briefs

Tau Kappa Epsilon member wins national award Recent graduate Jordan Schwartz is this year’s recipient of the Reagan Leadership Award, a nation-wide honor for outstanding scholarship and leadership given to one member of a Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity each spring. Schwartz applied for this award in early May and was notified the day before Commencement […]