June 11, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 3

Stories from the June 11, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students attend poetry event at White House

Web Extra After many students had finished finals and were already home enjoying their summer vacations, five students experienced what may very likely be the most memorable event of their summers. These five students were chosen by University President Steven Knapp to attend “An Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word” at the White […]

Grad student mans White House phones

It took a long and intense process to get there, but GW graduate student Rob Shorette earned a coveted spot working in the White House this summer as a volunteer in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. Each day, Shorette attempts to answer the huge piles of mail and masses of phone calls received daily by […]

Student Association leaders set new goals

Adding additional electrical outlets to Gelman Library and ensuring students have priority reservations for Marvin Center rooms are the top goals that Student Association President Julie Bindelglass has planned for her administration this year. Bindelglass, a junior, emphasized she wanted to improve communication and accessibility for the executive branch of the SA next year, but […]

GW Dictionary

As with any university, almost every campus landmark and personality has its own nickname. The following guide will help reveal the most popular terms used by students, administrators, and other members of the GW community alike. 4-RIDE: A free shuttle service, operated by the University Police Department, which transports students around campus. Students find it […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Three wishes for the GW genie

GW tour guides tell prospective students that the hippo statue standing outside Lisner Auditorium will bring good luck. They encourage teens and parents alike to “rub the Hippo’s nose” to carry on a tradition. Of course, no one really rubs the hippo’s nose, but if the animal actually was GW’s enchanted lamp, I know just […]

Stewart to perform two shows at Colonials Weekend

Comedian Jon Stewart will headline Colonials Weekend with two live performances, University administrators confirmed last week. Stewart, host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central, will perform two shows on Oct. 17, beginning at 7 and 10 p.m. This will be Stewart’s second time headlining Colonials Weekend in five years. Tickets for […]

Popular professors engage students

Talking about sex, celebrities and getting exclusive entrance into private parties with some of Washington’s elite are not things most students expect to find in their classes. GW, though, offers several courses and activities that go beyond the traditional. One class that tends to spice things up is professor Chad Heap’s course on sexuality in […]

University spokeswoman resigns

University spokeswoman Tracy Schario resigned last week from the University’s top media relations spot to pursue other professional interests, she confirmed on Friday. Schario, who directs GW’s media relations department, came to the University in June of 2004. Her departure comes in the midst of a wider external relations overhaul, which began with the consolidation […]

Medical school receives most applications in country

Despite being placed on probation by its accrediting body last fall, GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences reported this June that it received more applications than any other medical school in the country. SMHS received 13,856 applications, a 3.2 percent increase from last year, said medical school spokeswoman Deborah Hudson. Other prestigious medical schools […]