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.

Museum shooting victims rushed to GW Hospital

A security guard was pronounced dead at the GW Hospital Wednesday after an 88-year-old white supremacist opened fire at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. The suspected gunman, James von Brunn, walked into the museum with a “long gun” shortly after 1 p.m. on June 10, according to police. He immediately shot Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39, a […]

Men’s rowing finishes 15th nationally

The GW men’s rowing team finished their season strong on the other side of the country last weekend, finishing 15th in the IRA National Championships in Sacramento, Calif. The event, which took place June 4 through June 6, featured races by four GW crews: the varsity eight, second varsity eight, freshman eight and the open […]

No I.D.? No problem!

While it may be a few years before you can hit up the bars without using your cousin’s old ID, being underage in D.C. won’t put a damper on your social life. The Hatchet asked several GW students about some of the best hotspots and attractions in the city, and where they liked to go […]

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, […]