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.

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 […]

For Freshmen: What’s the deal with…

“What’s the deal with … ” is a regular feature in the Life section that answers those random questions that arise at GW that you can never seem to find the answer to. Whether you are wondering why there is a Nintendo game console you can play while waiting for your food at Pita Pit […]

Students attend poetry event at White House

Web Extra After many students had finished finals and were already home enjoying their summer vacations, five students experienced what may very likely be the most memorable event of their summers. These five students were chosen by University President Steven Knapp to attend “An Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word” at the White […]

Grad student mans White House phones

It took a long and intense process to get there, but GW graduate student Rob Shorette earned a coveted spot working in the White House this summer as a volunteer in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. Each day, Shorette attempts to answer the huge piles of mail and masses of phone calls received daily by […]