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.

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,” […]

New student escaped war in Liberia

Many GW students study international conflicts, but junior Morris Sheriff is escaping one. The 25-year-old Liberian immigrant left his home country amid a civil war that destroyed his family and his homeland in 2003, and is now a new transfer student at GW. Sheriff had not finished high school when he came to America, but […]

Leaders plan for float in inaugural parade

Sunday, June 22 GW may have a float in the presidential Inaugural Parade this January for the first time in almost 60 years, Student Association president Vishal Aswani said last week. The University is one of few schools eligible to participate in the parade because it was chartered by Congress in 1821. The parade takes […]

SA releases goals for school year

While many students are taking a break from GW, Student Association President Vishal Aswani is still on campus this summer, taking steps to address campaign promises and goals for his presidency. Aswani, a senior, said he is working hard on a myriad of different projects including the creation of an online test bank and increasing […]

Fenty says Stevens will not be sold

Thursday, June 26 The city will not sell Stevens Elementary School or the land surrounding the 140-year-old building after it closes this summer, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty said Tuesday night at a Foggy Bottom Association meeting at St. Stephen the Martyr Church. The mayor said the city might lease the property at 21st and L […]