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.

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 […]

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 […]