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.

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 […]

2008 graduate named Miss D.C.

Kate Marie Grinold, who graduated from GW this spring, soon swapped her mortarboard for a tiara after winning the Miss District of Columbia Pageant. Grinold, who will go on to compete in the Miss America Pageant in January, worked as a bar tender and shift manager for Rugby Café when she was recruited for the […]