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.

McKeown leaves GW for Northwestern

Women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown, who holds the most wins of any coach in GW and A-10 women’s basketball history, resigned this June after 19 years in Foggy Bottom to take the same position at Northwestern University. McKeown officially announced his decision June 9 in Evanston, Ill., the home of his new school. The move […]

Big Name Professors: Celebrities in the classroom

Freshmen may be unfamiliar with some of the big names in Foggy Bottom, but many incoming students will soon take classes with GW’s several acclaimed professors – ranging from television journalists to legendary political theorists. GW professor Frank Sesno is a former bureau chief for CNN and still works as a special correspondent – often […]

GW reaches 53rd in U.S. News ranking

Friday, August 22 GW moved up one place from last year in the annual U.S. News and World Report ranking of the nation’s top universities, according to information released early Friday morning. Two other schools, Syracuse University and the University of Maryland, share the spot with GW. The University has consistently placed outside of the […]

Freshman halls: Find your way home

Crawford Hall 2119 H Street Crawford Hall is found in the heart of campus, across the street from Kogan Plaza and Gelman Library. The residence hall is home to 158 freshmen, who live in singles, doubles and quad rooms. Crawford became a freshman residence hall last year. It was built in 1926 for apartment living. […]

Locals: No chains at Square 54

Several weeks after the University and developer Boston Properties broke ground on the commercial and residential complex at Square 54, community members gathered to express their goals for the project. Foggy Bottom residents said at a community meeting in June that they hope the 840,000-square-foot complex will revitalize retail opportunities in the area, but worry […]

Clinton supporters search for a new candidate

When Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) conceded to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on June 7, GW junior and ardent Clinton supporter Daniel Boehmer had a decision to make. Boehmer, a paying member of the College Democrats, could have chosen to stick with his party and vote for Obama. But instead, he decided to ditch the Democratic […]

Free Stuff: Getting the most from your tuition dollars

It’s the $52,957 question – what exactly does GW’s tuition get its students? On paper, GW students will get up to 18 academic credits, room and board, and most of their books. But if they know where to look, there are plenty of ways to get more out of their tuition dollars. During Colonial Inauguration, […]

Colonial Inauguration Info

CI 2008 Dates CI One: June 15-17 CI Two: June 21-23 CI Three: June 25-27 CI Four: June 30 – July 2 CI Five: July 5 – 7 Check-In Information Check-in for CI begins at 8:30 a.m. on day one of each session. Sample schedules are available online. Once You Arrive at CI Park at […]

Arts: A guide to the on-campus scene

Recess: Comedy gets serious “We don’t joke around,” said Kevin Mead, a member GW’s only improvisational comedy group, Recess. Mead is a senior majoring in both English and creative writing and dramatic literature, and said he first auditioned for Recess his sophomore year. He had no previous experience with improv. “If you’re serious in any […]