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.

How to GW

1 …find an internship If you’re interested in politics, world affairs, museums, business or scientific research, chances are that you, like many GW students, will hold an internship at some point during your four years in Foggy Bottom. In fact, some of you probably considered the possibility of working for your congressman when deciding to […]

Cheney’s pacemaker recharged at GW Hospital

Posted Sunday, July 29, 2:30 p.m. Surgeons at GW Hospital successfully replaced the battery and generator in Vice President Dick Cheney’s implanted defibrillator, a device used to monitor his heart rhythms, said Megan McGinn, the vice president’s deputy press secretary. “The device was successfully replaced without complication,” McGinn said. The vice president arrived at the […]

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. […]

Notable and quotable

Aspiring politicians at GW have big shoes to fill once they become alumni of the University. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, former First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and 14 current members of Congress are among those who have graduated from GW and call Foggy Bottom their old stomping […]

WEB UPDATE: GW at 54th in U.S. News rankings

Posted Friday, August 17, 12:59 a.m. (as breaking news) U.S. News and World Report ranked GW 54th in its annual listing of the nation’s top 100 undergraduate programs, a rank on par with the University’s decade-long, near-50 showing on the list. The University fell from its previous rank of number 52 and shares this year’s […]

Tackling your major dilemma

Senior Dana Kathrins came to GW without a declared major. The introductory courses in speech and hearing science, sparked her interest and after a dean’s seminar in the subject and a sign language course, Kathrins was hooked. Choosing a major can be one of the most stressful experiences of a college student’s academic career. Incoming […]

WEB UPDATE: Thorpe guilty of disorderly conduct, acquitted of sexual harassment, report states

Posted Friday, August 17, 12:59 a.m. Student Judicial Services found last year’s Student Association President Lamar Thorpe guilty of disorderly conduct for “lewd and indecent behavior,” and not guilty of sexual harassment and alcohol charges, according to SJS documents given to The Hatchet. Thorpe declined to comment on the outcome of his case, only saying […]

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 […]