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.

New fraternity recruits international affairs majors

Web Extra A new honors fraternity for GW students majoring in international affairs will hold its first recruitment this fall. Sigma Iota Rho began in spring 2009 when a handful of Elliott School of International Affairs students decided to recolonize the honors fraternity that dissolved in 1996. The co-ed fraternity’s executive board hopes to attain […]

South Korean president visits campus

Wednesday, June 17 Just one day after meeting with President Barack Obama, the president of South Korea spoke optimistically Wednesday morning about reconciliation with North Korea and the future of the global economy at Jack Morton Auditorium. Before a packed audience of University officials, students and diplomats like the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, President […]

Staff Editorial: Welcome to GW

Welcome to GW, and to the first of hopefully many Hatchet staff editorials that provide some criticism, insight and guidance. First, an introduction. Our editorial board represents a group of editors and managers from The Hatchet. Although differing in our personalities and interests, we find common ground and strive to be the most informed, thoughtful […]

Board of Trustees will hold local leadership retreat

Web Extra The Board of Trustees, along with faculty, alumni, and parents, will gather later this month for a leadership retreat that occurs every three years to determine the direction of the University. From June 25 to 27, the Board will hold a retreat in Cambridge, Md., and host faculty experts who will conduct discussion […]

For Freshmen: Advice from upperclassmen

Freshman year can be a harrowing experience. A new and unfamiliar environment combined with meeting new people and deciding where to spend your time can send many new students’ heads abuzz. Incoming freshmen, however, should not fret. The Hatchet has asked upperclassmen for some words of wisdom to help you survive freshman year. — Do […]

Tracking the big issues: Don’t be surprised if you hear about these again

Science and Engineering Complex: The SEC was designed as part of GW’s 20-year campus plan. The project has already received approval of $10 million for planning purposes and is projected to come with a $300 million (or more) price tag. Debate has raged over the project, and with good reason. GW lacks vital research facilities […]

GW cancer researchers receive Avon Foundation grant

Web Extra A new grant worth hundreds of thousands of dollars is helping GW researchers discover new information about cancer. Last month, the Avon Foundation gave $300,000 to a group of GW cancer researchers, led by Dr. Patricia Berg, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, to aid in breast cancer research. “Dr. Berg’s studies possess […]

For Freshmen: Eating and shopping on campus

View in a larger map We’ve shown you where to go to buy dorm supplies and given you advice from upperclassmen. With little more than a week remaining until freshmen arrive, it’s time to go through a few of the bigger eating options on campus. Check out our map above for the locations and hours […]

Alex Byers: The next four years

If you were me, you’d be crying right now. I was barely into my second day at the third session of Colonial Inauguration 2006 when, lost as I’ve ever been, I stumbled onto the fifth floor of the Marvin Center to take my GWorld photo. As I posed for the picture, I fought back tears […]

Colonial Challenge enters second year of promoting community

Web Extra Senior Kyle Stearns found himself blindfolded but $300 richer after participating earlier this year in a Colonial Challenge event, a series of University-sponsored programming that is designed to foster more school spirit and community with prizes and competition. “They blindfolded me, put me in a phone booth-looking box with a fan at the […]