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.

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 […]

Student diversity stands out in a stagnant admissions cycle

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 […]

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 […]