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.

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 […]

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 […]