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.

Weekly Checkup: Mononucleosis

On sultry summer nights in the District, we are all tempted to relax and get in touch with our romantic sides. On a college campus on these tempting evenings, students need to balance work, sometimes classes, and their personal life, which could culminate in catching mononucleosis for a month, whether it is with a significant […]

WEB UPDATE: Smashing Pumpkins return to D.C.

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2:35 p.m. After years of pouting and heartache, 90’s alt-rockers the Smashing Pumpkins have returned to the spotlight in an attempt to appease their adoring fans by releasing their new album “Zeitgeist” (Reprise records) and going on tour. Last Tuesday, the day of “Zeitgeist’s” release, hundreds of Pumpkins fans stood in […]

Staff Editorial: Examining the issues of a GW experience

As the college careers of members of the Class of 2011 are set to begin in a few months, there are vital issues that will impact their time at GW that have been debated long before they submitted applications to Rice Hall. Another round of dining changes, possible academic restructuring and the beginning of President-elect […]

WEB UPDATE: President-elect Knapp to live in Alumni House

Updated Wednesday, July 11, 11:56 p.m. Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2:38 p.m (Breaking News) Incoming University President Steven Knapp will live in Alumni House following a restoration of the 158-year-old building, University officials confirmed Wednesday. Knapp will be the first University president to live on campus since the University relocated to Foggy Bottom in 1912. […]

GW Expat: Arriving like a virgin

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina When I got off the plane there was no one to greet me. I wasn’t expecting anyone. It was just like I had planned in fact. It’s not everyday that I picked up my life and moved across the globe to an unknown land. If anything it was kind of the point. […]

WEB UPDATE: On walking tour, Knapp talks about future

var uslide_show_id = “ce8d6a15-0c61-4e02-90ef-f208b88e52ec”;var slideshowwidth = “468”;var linktext = “More multimedia: click here for a photo slideshow of Knapp’s walking tour.”;Tim Gowa/Hatchet photographer Posted Sunday, August 12, 11:00 p.m. University President Steven Knapp has been on the job for less than two weeks but this small number has little bearing on his lofty aspirations for […]

David Ceasar: Looking back to move forward

The Class of 2011 is coming to GW at a historic moment. And the sooner the freshman class takes that to heart and appreciates the significance of such timing, the better. The potential for significant change to this University is on the horizon, and as the first group of Colonials under a new president, you […]

WEB UPDATE: Student leaders allegedly sexually abused sophomore, report says

Posted Sunday, July 29, 2:30 p.m. Last year’s Student Association President Lamar Thorpe and current SA Finance Chair Richard Fowler allegedly sexually abused a female sophomore, according to a witness’ account and a University Police report obtained by The Hatchet. Both students have categorically denied the incident’s occurrence and that there is a case before […]

Dorm decorating for dummies

Going off to college, especially if it’s GW, can leave students with little cash left to start the year. Luckily, turning a bleak dorm room into a cozy home away from home (or a sweet place to party) does not have to break the bank. Just a few key items, and a little creativity are […]

WEB UPDATE: Trachtenberg takes educational headhunting job

Posted Thursday, August 16, 11:45 a.m. After more than two decades as a university administrator, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is joining the private sector to help other institutions find qualified presidents, administrators and professors. GW’s former president accepted a job last week as a top executive at Korn/Ferry International, one of the nation’s largest headhunting firms. […]