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.

Knapp’s salary disclosed

Correction appended University President Steven Knapp earned $298,178 during the first five months of his tenure at GW, according to a University financial disclosure report released in May. At an average of just under $60,000 per month, Knapp’s five-month payment would equate to an annual salary of around $715,000, not including benefits. The financial disclosure […]

College Republicans examine role at convention

Members of the GW College Republicans participated in the annual College Republican National Convention at the Renaissance Marriott Hotel last weekend, alongside 300 other students from other chapters around the country. Attendees at the three-day conference heard from major Republican politicians, including Arizona Senator and former Republican presidential nominee John McCain. “On college campuses, there […]

CI student video scrapped due to lack of participation

As a new part of Colonial Inauguration, freshmen were given the opportunity to create and upload videos of themselves for a welcome video that will be played at each CI session. The program, however, was nixed because students were “too shy” to send in videos of themselves, said Leah Rosen, executive director of communication and […]

Summer reading made mandatory

Dean of Freshmen Fred Siegel is giving the Class of 2013 their first college assignment before school even starts. For the past three years at Colonial Inauguration, Siegel has encouraged, but not required, students to read a book that he recommends and then rewards those who write the best essays about the books with an […]

More submit freshman deposits

Despite being one of the most expensive schools in the country during an economic downturn, the University’s yield rate increased by 2 percent this year. Initial admissions figures for the incoming class show the yield rate – which is the percentage of accepted students who choose to enroll and deposit at the University – at […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 6/3/09 – 2:15 p.m. – University Parking Garage – case closed University Police Department officers responded to the University Parking Garage for a report of a verbal dispute. The parking attendant reported that a patron became disorderly upon trying to exit the garage. The patron then paid the parking fee and exited the […]

Where will you live this fall?

Living at GW is an opportunity to explore the nation’s capital while enjoying the benefits the University has to offer. Perks of GW’s freshman residence halls include spacious rooms, personal bathrooms, housekeeping service, and a location convenient to local attractions. Remember that the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses both offer a distinctive lifestyle with […]

For Freshmen: How to pack for GW

Editor’s note: Today’s feature is the first in a four-part installment designed to help incoming freshmen prepare for life at GW. Take a look at some tips below on what items to bring and where to buy them, and be on the lookout for more advice every Thursday until school starts. It’s almost August, which […]

Local grocery store will undergo makeover

Drastic change is coming to a neighborhood grocery store located on the southwest edge of campus. A pair of GW graduates and one current junior plan to drastically revamp the Foggy Bottom Grocery store, located near the corner of 22nd and F streets. The trio said they will renovate the three-story townhouse to create a […]

Lehman drafted by Nationals

Recent GW graduate Pat Lehman spent the afternoon of June 10 sitting in his New Jersey home, following Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft and waiting for his name to pop up and his future as a professional baseball player to take form. Then he decided it was progressing too slowly, so he flipped on […]