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.

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 […]

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 […]