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.

University offers CCAS buyouts

The University is offering buyout packages to 101 full-time professors in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences as part of recent efforts to increase the school’s research presence, a top-level University official confirmed in May. Full-time faculty members on active status were mailed letters explaining who was eligible and which benefits were included. Professors […]

A Year in Review

September Dozens of flu cases reported Less than two weeks into the fall semester, more than 35 students reported flu-like symptoms while the swine flu scare was well underway. Due to the highly contagious H1N1 virus, University administrators urged students to stay home from class or work, and professors made accommodations for ill students, including […]

In draft, Royals select pair of Colonials

Tom Zebroski and Eric Cantrell have seen a lot of each other over the past three years. As teammates on the GW baseball team since 2008, the two spent hours together at practice and in games, not to mention their time together last summer playing for the same team in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball […]

Hillel gets new director

Hillel’s incoming Executive Director Rabbi Yoni Kaiser-Blueth hopes to build a more cohesive Jewish community at GW, he told The Hatchet before Colonial Inauguration. Kaiser-Blueth – who will replace Robert Fishman as the director of Hillel in July – said engaging with the large Jewish student population at GW will be paramount to his success. […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Finding a roommate

For many incoming freshmen, anxiety about coming to GW often revolves around who students will live with during their first year. But a website launched in 2009 and co-founded by two 2008 University of Miami graduates aims to ease those housing woes. The website, URoomSurf.com, employs a similar format as online dating sites, seeking to […]

Staff Editorial: An unneeded absence

One of the chief complaints against University President Steven Knapp has been his lack of visibility among the undergraduate student body. In a move that will only widen this perceived disconnect, he will be attending only two Colonial Inaugurations this year. During this time to make a lasting first impression on new students and their […]

Rebounding from cancer

As cancer and radiation racked her body, LaWanda Fountain stopped laughing. She had breast cancer and little support to guide her through chemotherapy – until she found Healing with Basketball. After joining the monthly program sponsored by the GW Cancer Institute, Fountain – and about a dozen other women – found the key to moving […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: The facts and fictions of GW

As with any institution, myths about GW have popped up over its almost 200-year history. Below are tales you may have already heard. And, so you’re not uninformed your first day of class, The Hatchet has debunked the ones that are merely gossip. Students sharing digs with a 90-year-old man: You may have heard the […]

Larger bike-sharing program to debut in D.C., Arlington

A new regional bike-sharing system is set to begin in the D.C. area later this year and could become the largest program of its kind in the U.S. A partnership between D.C.’s Department of Transportation and BikeArlington created Capital Bikeshare, which earned its name in June after an online vote by Arlington County and D.C. […]

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 […]