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.

Homeless may be protected under new hate crime law

New District legislation could classify attacks on homeless people as hate crimes in an attempt to reduce occurrences like the brutal murder of a local homeless man just off campus last December. Councilmember Mary Cheh, D-Ward 3, introduced legislation on June 2 that would designate attacks on the homeless as hate crimes, which carries more […]

Green space planned for Square 80

GW plans to put a little more green on campus by transforming a parking lot into a small park near the new F Street residence hall, University officials have announced. The project will remake the lot, which is big enough to hold 30 cars, into a park that will be available to students and community […]

Campus Culture, A to Z

Think the only entertainment in the District occurs during a political scandal or election season? Not quite. The city is booming with an array of arts and entertainment that will be sure to keep you singing, laughing or dancing throughout the next four years. From A to Z, take a look: A cappella: Emocapella, The […]

Campus Calendar

Friday, June 19 A Salute to America’s Veterans, Past and Present Celebrate veterans at a free concert by the U.S. Coast Guard Band. 7:30 p.m. Lisner Auditorium Saturday, June 20 Madeleine Peyroux Hear Madeleine Peyroux, a blues crooner, perform her new album, “Bare Bones.” Tickets are $15 for GW students, alumni and faculty. 8 to […]

Professor to chair National Intelligence Council

A prominent Elliott School professor has been selected to be the next Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair announced in May. Christopher Kojm, a professor who teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, will leave GW to accept the job as chairman of the NIC – a position designed to […]

Tips for a successful CI

Web Extra Welcome to Colonial Inauguration. The next three days will likely be some of the most spirit-packed you’ll experience at GW. To make sense of it all, The Hatchet has come up with a list of 10 tips and tricks to help new students get the most out of CI. 10. Bring a water […]

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 […]