September 5, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 5

Stories from the September 5, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW proposes H Street crosswalk

A pedestrian crosswalk across H Street with “GW” written on the asphalt was part of a University presentation at GW Hospital Wednesday about enhancing campus presence. The increase in GW’s street branding was described in detail at the streetscape meeting that focused on the look and feel of streets on campus and solicited community feedback. […]

A long trek back home

Rudy Perecin Mareno always knew he wanted to go back to Brazil. A 2005 graduate, he grew up in Sao Paulo before moving to the U.S. for six years to go to college and work. This summer he sold all of his belongings with the goal of settling in Brazil’s poorest state and starting a […]

GW Blind Date: A freshman attraction?

East meets West when two freshmen, Sriram from California and Gillian from Massachusetts, are set up by The Hatchet on a blind date. It happened at Foggy Bottom’s T.G.I. Friday’s on their second night living in the District. Gillian: I’ve never been on a blind date before, so I didn’t expect to click. He was […]

On this day in history

Every date throughout the year has some significance – from historical moments to celebrity news to sports trivia. Read below to find out what important events occurred on September 5 throughout history: In 1774, the First Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia where delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies discussed grievances with Britain. In 1882, […]

The fruits of labor

Every year on the first Monday in September, Labor Day is celebrated across the nation. Students don’t have school, no one goes to work and even the federal government shuts down, but what exactly are Americans commemorating? While Labor Day unofficially signals the end of summer, anyone taking a day off from work is automatically […]

New building on the block

It sure is a far cry from his room in Crawford Hall last year. Junior Phil Kaminski and his two roommates scoured the District before deciding the new 2400 M Street apartments were the place to be. With salmon-colored granite counter tops, hi-tech kitchen appliances, full bathrooms for every bedroom, walk-in closets, washer and dryer […]

Freshmen experience D.C. in new program

GW introduced a new program last week to better acquaint freshmen with the District. Experience D.C., a co-curricular program organized by the Student Activities Center, was a two-and-a-half day program that allowed participants to choose between three tours of the city, engage in a nighttime activity and to move in early. The program had about […]

What’s the deal with… Colonial Caucus?

If students thought going away to college was their best bet of getting out of jury duty, think again. GW’s Colonial Caucus wants to make them fulfill the often-dreaded civic responsibility. All students living in University residence halls are subject to serve on the mock-jury panel at least once during their time at GW. The […]

Volleyball stays perfect

In four years, Juliene McLaughlin has become one with the Smith Center floor. McLaughlin, a senior on the volleyball team, dives after every ball, desperately sprawling her 5-foot-9 frame on the hardwood floor to save her team. As a leader and vocal player, the Ontario native has shouldered much of the blame for the squad’s […]

Univ. declines new translation program

GW will not be pursuing a program to establish translation and interpretation of languages important to national intelligence. Carol Sigelman, GW’s associate vice president for graduate studies and academic affairs, said there is not enough student demand for such a program, which University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg proposed in February. “It’s a very specialized field […]