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.

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 […]

Getting involved: A guide to GW student orgs

With students going off to internships, classes and everything else Washington has to offer, it is sometimes hard to find a sense of community at GW. Student organizations are a great way to get involved, meet new people, and find something truly invigorating to do. Whether it is running for office in the Student Association […]

GW sports: A brief guide

Greetings, freshmen, and welcome to Foggy Bottom. You are likely drowning in a barrage of new information (GWorld! The fight song! Which liquor stores don’t card!) so allow us to take the time to contribute to the deluge with a brief guide to GW athletics. If you have any interest in sports, there is a […]

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 […]