June 13, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 3

Stories from the June 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Diana Kugel: Filling in the blanks

Class of 2012, I hate to break it to you, but you will never get to witness one of GW’s legendary laser light shows. My only concrete memory of Colonial Inauguration’s infamous headlining performance is the image of a cartoon hippo dancing around the words “George Washington University.” Still, as you will soon find out […]

Andrew Clark: Obama’s questionable next step

In this election’s Democratic contest, it appears that the college vote has finally made a difference. Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.) secured the Democratic bid for the presidency through the support of college students, 70 percent of whom came out to the polls for him. But is this really a surprise? College students across America are […]

New mascot premieres at Colonial Inauguration

Sunday, June 22 Little George is no more. After cheering on GW’s athletic teams for 20 years, the University put its aging mascot to rest this summer and introduced the modern and more aggressive “George” to incoming freshmen during the first Colonial Inauguration session. “We want him to look intimidating, not old and creaky,” said […]

Justin Guiffre: A letter from a freshman year survivor

Dear Justin 2007, This is a letter from yourself one year in the future; a much older and more experienced Justin. It may have been only one year but believe me a lot more happens freshmen year than almost any other year of your life. In other words I know a lot more than you […]

SuperShuttle discount available for students and faculty

Web Extra Students can now travel on a national airport shuttle service at discounted rates, Student Association leaders announced last month. SuperShuttle, a door-to-door van that travels to and from 29 airports nationwide, is now offering one-way trips at $2 less and round-trips for $5 less to GW students. The discount, which can only been […]

Groundbreaking conflicts delay SWW construction

Construction on a new wing of the School Without Walls is slated to begin this July – a year late – and a school leader cited conflicts scheduling the ceremonial groundbreaking as a major cause for the delay. Renovations to the magnet high school at 2130 G Street – made possible by the sale of […]

Administrative shake-up restructures top University positions

Sunday, June 22 Several administrative changes announced at a Board of Trustees meeting Thursday will significantly transform part of the University’s executive landscape. Officials announced the promotion of two University administrators, and the consolidation of the Communications and Government, International and Community relations divisions, into the division of External Relations. The move will put GW’s […]

SASS program pairs freshmen, staffers

Each member of the freshman class will be assigned to a University staff member this fall, as part of a new mentoring program designed to guide students in their social and professional lives. Senior administrators will be among several hundred participants in the Guide to Personal Success Program, a new division of Student and Academic […]

Bozeman takes over women’s basketball

Tuesday, June 24, 4:00 p.m. GW women’s basketball assistant coach Mike Bozeman was introduced as the new head coach of the program Tuesday afternoon. He replaces former coach Joe McKeown, who announced on June 9 that he had accepted the same title at Northwestern University. “This is a big moment for myself and my family,” […]