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.

Drugs in the Dorms

University officials said this spring that drug distribution violations rose during this past academic year. While many of the students arrested for dealing marijuana were prosecuted in District court, they faced severe consequences within the University’s own judicial processes. The University’s punishment for drug distribution can be as severe as expulsion, and several vocal students […]

Basketball Notebook

Hobbs to coach, Adair and Hollis invited to U-19 tryouts GW head men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs will serve as an assistant coach on this summer’s U-19 USA Men’s Basketball team, which will participate in 2007 FIBA U19 World Championships, held July 12-22 in Novi Sad, Serbia. Rising sophomore forward Damian Hollis will tryout for […]

Year in Review: 2006 – 2007

October Foley Page scandal comes to GW campus When former Member of Congress Mark Foley was charged with having an inappropriate relationship with House pages, former pages at GW flocked to the media to express their support for the program. GW has a high population of former pages, and students were featured in national media […]

SASS looks at department’s efficiency

A self-study by Student and Academic Support Services showed that more than half of the department’s employees consider resigning each month and more than a quarter consider quitting each week. The study, conducted to help one of the University’s largest departments function more logically, showed that students often feel connected to the University through niches […]

Clocking out your freshman year

Student X spends most of their time during the first few weeks of September goofing off and partying every weekend. By November they have their first chemistry test, a 10-page English paper due, no cash, have used half their GWorld debit dollars getting late night nachos at 7-11 and to top it off, cannot stand […]

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 […]