School officials are reporting that the incoming freshman class is one of the most ethnically diverse ever, in a year when the University failed to become more selective. Multicultural students make up about 34 percent of the class of 2012, a six percent increase from last year. Along with growing geographic diversity, it was the […]
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.
Like almost every other college in the country, GW has a long list of slang terms and nicknames students use to refer to various campus landmarks, eateries and people. The following guide should serve you well when you are making your way from the Vern to HellWell before grabbing some Pizza I in preparation for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]