June 14, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 3

Stories from the June 14, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Slice of Life: Becoming a Local

“Where is the metro?” the confused, fanny pack-clad tourist asked me this spring. Metro, metro, where is the metro? Ugh. I know this one! Across from JBKO, near that awful construction ruckus, literally right next to where my roommate was EMeRG-ed last year. Yes! The metro. “23rd and I, a few blocks up and to […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: GW dictionary

You may be able to walk the Colonial’s walk, but can you talk the G-dub talk? Each university has its own slang, so use the following guide to learn the lingo at GW. 4-RIDE: 4-RIDE is a shuttle service operated by the University Police Department. Designed to help students feel safe getting around campus at […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: The do’s and don’ts of CI

Colonial Inauguration is probably your first experience of college life, but it is important to make sure you do not abuse this freedom and get yourself in trouble even before the school year officially begins. The Hatchet has compiled a guide of things you should and should not do during your time at freshman orientation. […]

Public health dean will take the curriculum into the city

For the incoming Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services, the campus is a classroom and an opportunity for students to gain real world experience. Lynn Goldman, who served as an assistant administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency in the Clinton administration, will take charge of the SPHHS this August. SPHHS is […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Guide to residence halls

GW’s two campuses provide a wealth of housing options for incoming freshmen. Both the Foggy Bottom or Mount Vernon campuses have their own pros and cons, and there are perks to living on either campus. Regardless of the campus, GW residence halls offer students the opportunity to enjoy what both the nation’s capital and the […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Guide to D.C. politics

Adrian Fenty, Mayor Democrat Adrian Fenty is the District’s fifth mayor. The D.C. native was elected in 2006 and is currently running for re-election. In the past few years he’s worked to reform D.C. public schools, but faces the challenge of 10.9 percent unemployment in the District. Among other things, he faced scrutiny last year […]

Mystery surrounds death of sophomore

Clarification appended Questions surrounding the events that led to the death of a 20-year-old student on May 16 continue to arise a month after he was found in the grass outside of Guthridge Hall. Taylor Hubbard, a sophomore biomedical engineering student, fell from a fifth-floor window in Guthridge Hall according to initial police reports, but […]

New business dean hopes to raise rankings

Incoming School of Business Dean Doug Guthrie said he plans to take the GW School of Business to new heights with a vision to improve the school’s ranking. Guthrie comes from the No. 5 New York University’s Stern School of Business where he is a professor of management. He is also a professor of sociology […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Student organizations

GW has hundreds of student organizations – it is just a matter of finding your niche. Besides classes and internships, student organizations are a great way to meet new friends who share a common interest, whether you choose to rally in front of the White House or rock a stage. Peruse the following list and […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Guide to the SA

Executive President Jason Lifton and Executive Vice President Rob Maxim. Lifton heads the executive branch, which consists of the executive vice president and eight vice presidents appointed by the president and approved by the Student Association Senate. Maxim oversees the legislative branch and is the chair of the Senate. Legislative There are currently 32 senators […]