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.

New A-10 commissioner brings TV experience

The Atlantic 10 Conference chose their fifth commissioner this June, and her background in television could bring some new exposure to a league largely ignored by the major networks. Bernadette McGlade, the former associate commissioner of women’s basketball for the Atlantic Coast Conference, will replace Linda Bruno, who resigned in December after 13 years on […]

GW members of AKA celebrate sorority’s centennial in Washington

Sunday, July 20 Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha at GW helped their sorority kick off its centennial celebration at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. last Monday. The GW chapter of the nation’s first black sorority, recognized this spring as the undergraduate chapter of the year for the second straight year, presented various […]

Where to Go: Discovering the District

Washington, D.C. is full of some of the best hotspots in the nation. And the best part is you do not have to be 21 to experience them. Here are some conventional and not-so-conventional places you can explore in the District. The tourist attractions The National Mall, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Smithsonian […]

Students travel to Beijing to examine business behind the Games

Thursday, August 7 Twenty-eight graduate students traveled across the globe this week to witness the Olympic Games in Beijing, hoping to learn more about the enormous financial and marketing forces behind the historic event. Led by professor Lisa Delpy Neirotti, who teaches “International Experience: Behind the Scenes of the 2008 Olympic Games,” the students will […]

A fan’s guide to GW sports

With 21 varsity teams, there is always a game to see around Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon. Here is what you need to know about them: Cross Country Where and when they play: various courses in the area Men’s Scoop: GW’s cross-country teams, while mostly unknown, put together some good showings at the Monmouth and […]

Freshman vies for Miss Teen USA

Tuesday, August 12 Every freshman has a laundry list of things to do before heading off to college – packing clothes, running last-minute errands, saying goodbye to friends and family. But Brianne Hiltz’s college prep also includes an unusual task: beating out dozens of young starlets to win Miss Teen USA 2008. Hiltz, a freshman […]

How to GW: Your guide to navigating the University and D.C.

Declare your major A student’s major directs their course of study over four years at GW. With more than 70 possible majors, there are subjects for every interest and every type of person. To declare a major, students fill out a declaration of major form, which they then submit to their school or program. Students […]

EMeRG to begin using ambulance

Friday, August 8 The EMeRG ambulance is finally certified to operate after years of red tape – giving more responsibility to the student-run emergency care provider and potentially lowering the cost of a trip to the hospital. The University received clearance from the city last week to operate the vehicle, a decision that has been […]

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 […]