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.

Fact or Fiction?

If you have ever toured campus with one of GW’s tour guides, you may have heard a few stories that left you wondering, “Can that be true?” The following guide will help clear up some popular GW myths and urban legends. Rubbing the hippo’s nose: Tourists are often told that GW students rub the nose […]

D.C. alcohol agency contacted in review of Treanor death

The University has contacted the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration as part of a review of a sophomore’s January death from alcohol poisoning, ABRA spokeswoman Cynthia Simms said this week. Laura Treanor, 19, passed away in her Ivory Tower quad in January from acute alcohol intoxication, also known as alcohol poisoning, according to the D.C. […]

Basketball schedules take shape

The GW men’s and women’s basketball teams’ non-conference schedules are nearing completion and fans of both squads have reason to look forward to the competition coming to Foggy Bottom this upcoming season. The men will host Oregon State on Nov. 28 and Providence on Dec. 9, the first teams from college basketball’s so-called power conferences […]

Cabinet members work long hours to prepare for CI

Incoming freshmen may not remember how to find the Marvin Center by the time school starts on Aug. 31, but the performances, advice, and inescapable cheeriness Colonial Cabinet members give at Colonial Inauguration are often unforgettable. There is no typical day for a Colonial Cabinet member, but each day is long; members must sometimes be […]

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 […]