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.

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 […]

Best of the Crime Log

Whether you are allegedly having sex with a tree or urinating in public, remember local police are always around the corner. Here are the most notable run-ins with the law from last year. Assault 10/14/07 – The Dakota – 3:08 a.m. – case closed A male student reported he was asleep when his roommate entered […]

Student e-mail addresses will change with switch to Gmail

Sunday, June 22 All student e-mail addresses will have different domain names when GW switches to Google Mail this fall, the University announced last week. Beginning in August, the student e-mail suffix will change from “@gwu.edu” to “@gwmail.gwu.edu.” Students will have six months to transfer their messages from their Colonial Mail accounts to the new […]

A month by month look at last year’s news

September SA, officials question homelessness initiative over funding During the first Student Association meeting of the year, the senate tried to allocate $6,000 for T-shirts, buttons, banners and other material to promote a local homelessness campaign called GW F.E.E.D. The legislation for the initiative was later vetoed by SA president Nicole Capp – the only […]

GW alumna dies in Iraq

Monday, June 30 A GW alumna who dedicated her life to humanitarian work died after a bomb blast in Sadr City, Iraq last Tuesday. Nicole Suveges, 38, a 1998 recipient of a master’s degree in international development from the Elliott School of International Affairs, was one of ten people killed in the blast. She was […]