June 20, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 3

Stories from the June 20, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Trachtenberg, not Knapp, speaking at CI

Steven Knapp does not assume GW’s presidency until Aug. 1, but the former John Hopkins administratior is staying out of the limelight until then. He will not address freshmen at the Colonial Inauguration and instead, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will give the presidential greeting to freshmen and their families. “President Trachtenberg is still president […]

WEB UPDATE: OK Go to headline Fall Fest

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2:43 p.m. Grammy-award winning band OK Go will perform at Fall Fest on Sept. 8 in University Yard. The outdoor concert will also feature singer-songwriter Derek James and student band Bottles/Cans, which consists of GW undergraduates Kevin Eskowitz, Zach Pentel and Brendan Polmer. Well-known for their creative music videos and catchy […]

House and Home … a guide to freshman residence halls

On-campus residence life is often crucial in defining a student’s college experience. As you prepare to move in to your freshman year residence hall, be aware of aspects such as a building’s location, social atmosphere, proximity to food and the importance of having a private bathroom when packing for the journey ahead. Crawford Hall 2119 […]

WEB UPDATE: Three Safeways to accept GWorld

Posted Monday, August 20, 4:33 p.m. Three Safeway grocery stores in Northwest D.C. will accept Colonial Cash within the next two weeks, University officials said Monday. One of the locations is in the Watergate complex, and two are in Georgetown – one nearby the Mount Vernon campus on McArthur Boulevard. “I think students have always […]

Intriguing Sophomores: What a Difference a Year Makes

Freshman year is about taking risks and getting involved. The following four sophomores had freshman experiences that went above and beyond what they expected. The intriguing sophomores reminisce about their pasts, passions and the part-time jobs they had last year. They also try to give advice and inspire incoming freshmen who desire an atypical underclass […]

The Council on American Politics names two new members

Washington communications experts Michael Deaver and Howard Paster were appointed to GW’s Council on American Politics, an organization housed in the Graduate School of Political Management. As new members of the council, Deaver and Paster will help establish the school’s master’s program in strategic public relations. They will work closely with the program’s co-directors, Don […]

‘Feather’ Phil Grosser, 22, a “character”

Known to many as “Feather Phill,” Phillip Grosser, 22, had a distinct presence on campus, both spiritually and visually. Many of Grosser’s close friends remember him as someone passionate about celebrating and sharing his Christian faith. But even those who did not know Grosser personally could identify him by the feather-adorned hat, a graduation gift, […]

So you’re under 21… but you can still put the “ill” in illegal

New town, new people, new places, new rules. You’ve made it to Colonial Inauguration and now there’s nothing more valuable than choosing the perfect venue to kick-start your college careers, friendships, and relationships. No ID? No problem. Grab that strange new roommate or friend and check out our picks for the G-Dubber’s local scene. For […]

TONIC grand opening sees heavier customer traffic than expected

TONIC restaurant opened May 29 after several months of delays but has recorded heavier initial customer traffic than expected, Manager Kenny Bush said. “It’s been surprisingly busy. We got off to a much better start than expected,” he said of the 21st Street restaurant. “Of course, come August, it’s going to be crazy.” A restaurant […]

Colonial Central to open in August

Colonial Central, a space that is being branded as a one-stop location for student services, will open in August. The space, which is an empty room that formerly housed the District Market, was previewed for University employees and media June 14. The center aims to alleviate the University bureaucracy by co-locating offices and integrating the […]