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.

University pledges fewer carbon emissions

After being labeled one of the least eco-friendly college campuses in the nation last fall by the Sierra Club and in the wake of a report released last month on its greenhouse gas emissions, the University has pledged to come up with a plan by May 2010 to drastically reduce its carbon footprint. The report, […]

Advertising class places fifth in national competition

Web Extra A School of Business advertising class placed fifth in a national competition last week after presenting an advertising campaign designed to combat underage drinking on college campuses. The competition was hosted by the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Campaign. Contestants had 20 minutes to present their plan before a panel of judges […]

Staying safe and out of trouble at GW

If you’re hoping to stay out of trouble and keep an unblemished record, understanding the rules at GW can help. It is important to “know and abide by the law and GW policies,” says University Police Chief Dolores Stafford, and understanding the University’s Code of Student Conduct is a good place to start. Alcohol While […]

Off-campus house draws complaints

Issues with noise, trash and parties have led Foggy Bottom residents to demand the city strip the operating license of the landlord for a 22nd Street townhouse leased to GW students. A University official and neighbors said the townhouse, which has traditionally been leased to GW students, has been the focus of complaints from neighbors […]

New fraternity recruits international affairs majors

Web Extra A new honors fraternity for GW students majoring in international affairs will hold its first recruitment this fall. Sigma Iota Rho began in spring 2009 when a handful of Elliott School of International Affairs students decided to recolonize the honors fraternity that dissolved in 1996. The co-ed fraternity’s executive board hopes to attain […]

South Korean president visits campus

Wednesday, June 17 Just one day after meeting with President Barack Obama, the president of South Korea spoke optimistically Wednesday morning about reconciliation with North Korea and the future of the global economy at Jack Morton Auditorium. Before a packed audience of University officials, students and diplomats like the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, President […]

Staff Editorial: Welcome to GW

Welcome to GW, and to the first of hopefully many Hatchet staff editorials that provide some criticism, insight and guidance. First, an introduction. Our editorial board represents a group of editors and managers from The Hatchet. Although differing in our personalities and interests, we find common ground and strive to be the most informed, thoughtful […]

Board of Trustees will hold local leadership retreat

Web Extra The Board of Trustees, along with faculty, alumni, and parents, will gather later this month for a leadership retreat that occurs every three years to determine the direction of the University. From June 25 to 27, the Board will hold a retreat in Cambridge, Md., and host faculty experts who will conduct discussion […]

For Freshmen: Advice from upperclassmen

Freshman year can be a harrowing experience. A new and unfamiliar environment combined with meeting new people and deciding where to spend your time can send many new students’ heads abuzz. Incoming freshmen, however, should not fret. The Hatchet has asked upperclassmen for some words of wisdom to help you survive freshman year. — Do […]

Tracking the big issues: Don’t be surprised if you hear about these again

Science and Engineering Complex: The SEC was designed as part of GW’s 20-year campus plan. The project has already received approval of $10 million for planning purposes and is projected to come with a $300 million (or more) price tag. Debate has raged over the project, and with good reason. GW lacks vital research facilities […]