December 11, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 31

Stories from the December 11, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Weekly check up: Adderall abuse

In a society that values high grade point averages and thinks that everything, from hair loss to erectile dysfunction, can be fixed instantly by swallowing a pill, many healthy college students nationwide rely on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder medication, like Adderall, to get better grades. For those with ADHD, Adderall keeps them calm, but for […]

WEB EXTRA: Counseling center offers advice for finals week

In an effort to help alleviate finals week tensions, the University Counseling Center is providing students with stress relief and exam-taking tips. The UCC began its four-part Academic Success Series in early November, and the final event took place last Wednesday. The drop-in sessions allowed students to discuss their concerns about the topics and learn […]

Knapp to make Alumni relations top priority

When Steven Knapp takes his seat as University president Aug. 1, alumni relations will be on the top of his to-do list. Knapp, provost of Johns Hopkins University, was announced as Stephen Joel Trachtenberg’s successor to the University’s top position last week. He has said that strengthening ties with alumni is one of his goals. […]

Studying abroad in the U.S.

When GW students think of “study abroad” they think of traveling in countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia, but for some students, “studying abroad,” means coming from those countries to GW’s campus for a semester. Each semester, a handful of international students arrive in the U.S. capital to get a taste of D.C. life. […]

WEB UPDATE: U.S. senator undergoes brain surgery at GW Hospital

Posted Thursday, Dec. 14, 3:54 p.m. Updated Tuesday, Dec. 26, 6:35 p.m. The balance of power in the legislative branch of the federal government is in the hands of GW doctors. U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) underwent brain surgery late Dec. 13 after being rushed to GW Hospital in the afternoon for experiencing stroke-like symptoms. […]

Student bites cop

A freshman bit a University Police officer on the Mount Vernon Campus last week. UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said officers stopped the student for public intoxication at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. He was not wearing any shoes, and his clothes were disheveled, she said. The Metropolitan Police Department report said the student, Nathan Hojnacki, […]

‘Tis the season… for knitting

In the spirit of the holiday season, GW is starting to get ready for Valentine’s Day by partnering with an orphan non-profit group to help make care packages for college-age orphans. The GW Red Scarf Project, sponsored by the Orphan Foundation of America, GW’s Office of Communication and Creative Services, and the Office of Community […]

Search committee expresses unanimous consent for Knapp

At last week’s press conference announcing Steven Knapp as GW’s next president, the chair of the search committee said it was a unanimous decision. “It was absolutely unanimous that he was the top pick,” said law professor Arthur Wilmarth of Knapp. Wilmarth was one of three faculty representatives on the search committee, which also included […]

An apple a day: GW’s nutritionist bares all

Chocolate milk is the power drink of choice for Kim Croteau, the nutrition counselor at GW’s Lerner Health and Wellness Center. “I have this thing for bone density,” said Croteau, referring to the reason she said she always talks about calcium. Croteau, 24, is currently getting her master’s degree in exercise science at GW with […]