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.

Admissions acceptance rate drops

Even before incoming students enter the University, they are setting records for GW. The University accepted a record-low 36 percent of those who applied for undergraduate admission, a statistic administrators say highlights the high caliber of this year’s incoming class. GW’s graduate schools were also more competitive this year. Diane McQuail, the assistant dean of […]

Anna Orthwein, 19, was vibrant

Anna Orthwein, who friends described as beautiful and intensely outgoing, died June 4 at Shady Grove Hospital due to a ruptured brain aneurysm. She was 19 years old. A native of Gaithersburg, Md., she transferred to GW from the University of San Francisco at the end of her freshman year. Her parents said she truly […]

Freshmen’s first friends

Emily Karrs always wanted to give advice to the freshman class, but she wanted an outlet where she didn’t have to be a disciplinarian as well. When GW Housing Programs created the house proctor program, she knew it was right for her. Last school year Karrs spent her senior year living on the ninth floor […]

WEB UPDATE: London Journal: Hoping for business as usual

Posted Monday, July 2, 6:30 p.m. LONDON – Thursday was a day of celebration. My classmates and I had just completed our finals for the Boston University summer program and were ready to go out and rejoice in our new-found freedom. London’s top nightlife districts – Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus – were on the […]

Inside our pages: From the editor’s desk

At least once every few weeks, I get an e-mail from an alumnus that goes something like this: Jake, My name is (insert name here). I was a student (sometime in the past eight years). I was wondering if you could remove this article from GWHatchet.com. It has my name in it and (I can’t […]

WEB UPDATE: Loading dock fire prompts International House evacuation

Posted Saturday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. A burning trashcan outside International House prompted the evacuation of residents late Saturday afternoon. Seven D.C. fire trucks arrived on Virginia Avenue between 22nd and 23rd streets and quickly put out the blaze, which burned in the loading dock. Foggy Bottom’s own Engine 23 was the first to respond […]

Jumpstart your job search

Sophomore Vanessa White used to work off-campus to help pay for her tuition. She had to take the Metro to and from her job, pay for transportation and worry about walking home late at night. With her on-campus job at Ticketmaster she does not have to worry about extra costs or safety. “It’s more convenient […]

WEB UPDATE: GW gets UCLA, but slim pickings at home

Posted Thursday, July 12, 9:43 p.m. Updated Friday, July 12, 12:52 p.m. GW’s Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz would like to get one thing straight with fans of the school’s men’s basketball team: he, too, wants to see good teams come play at Smith Center. Unfortunately for GW and its fans, that has become nearly […]

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. […]