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.

Bikers bare it all to raise awareness

A group of nude bike riders took a cheeky approach to protesting this June in hopes of exposing more than just their bodies. About 30 participants, mostly middle-aged men, bared it all to advocate bicycling as a form of transportation and to protest America’s dependence on foreign oil. The demonstration in D.C. was part of […]

Sex Column: Advice you’ll never get from mom and dad

College is a great time to try new things, meet different people, and discover more about yourself. In preparation for this whirlwind experience, I wanted to disclose a few things I have learned during my time at GW. I guarantee mom and dad’s move-in day advice won’t be anything like this. This may be your […]

Snapshot: Cool visit

Alex Ellis/photo editor Hundreds of tourists visited the air-conditioned National Museum of Natural History to avoid an early June heat wave that brought temperatures to D.C. exceeding 95 degrees.

Robin Williams to headline Colonials Weekend

Friday, June 13, 8:08 p.m. Comedian Robin Williams will be the featured entertainer at this year’s Colonials Weekend, University officials announced Friday. The Academy Award-winning actor will take the stage of the Smith Center Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday Oct. 18 at 9:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. July 8, and cost […]

Eric Roper: Get prepared for something different

The one thing that shocked me the most about college was that it wasn’t high school. I arrived here envisioning the next four years to be a mere continuation of my past. But with its large student body and sprawling urban campus, GW was not prepared to recreate those caring, coddling pre-college years. This school […]

Weekly Checkup: Meningitis

You may think you’re college to-do list is getting thinner as you start to take care of the obvious errands, but with all the excitement that goes along with coming to school in September, make sure to get vaccinated for meningitis. Meningitis is an infection often caught by college students living in dorms. It is […]

Trachtenberg lets loose in new book about his tenure

Former University president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was never one to hold his tongue during his tenure as GW president, but with the release of his newest book, it’s clear the 71-year-old professor still has more to say. In “Big Man on Campus,” released this June, Trachtenberg offers insight into the duties of a University president […]

At the National Press Club, three journalists analyze campaign coverage

Web Extra Two senior PBS correspondents used self-deprecating humor and their years of experience covering politics to analyze the media’s coverage of the presidential race at an event at the National Press Club this June. Journalists Judy Woodruff and Ray Suarez, who both work for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, reflected on the historic […]

Staff Editorial: Flexing the critical mind

You may not know us yet, but we’re a fairly critical bunch. The editorial board at The Hatchet is a group of students who enjoy dissecting the nuances of University life here in Foggy Bottom. Some say we are too quick to judge, and at times we are. But at our best, we are the […]

The Man in Charge: Fred Siegel: the man behind the administrator

The Hatchet recently sat down with Dean of Freshmen Fred Siegel to talk about his phobias, heroes, contradictory love for New York City and some of the new initiatives this year for freshman. Hatchet: What exactly do your responsibilities entail as associate vice president and dean of freshmen? Siegel: My responsibilities are beyond dean of […]