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.

Bookstore launches book rental program

Starting this fall, the GW Bookstore will offer students the option of renting textbooks instead of purchasing them, potentially easing the cost of purchasing course materials, a Follett company official said in June. More than 600 bookstores across the nation will participate in Rent-A-Text, a new program put forward by the Follett Higher Education Group […]

Smith Center in final phase of renovations

The third and final set of renovations on the Smith Center began in late April and will continue throughout the summer, finishing the $43 million reconstruction project that started in 2009. Phase three of the renovations focuses on both exterior and interior elements of the 35-year-old stadium, completing the visual transformation of the facility that […]

Staff Editorial: Introducing The Hatchet’s editorial board

Twice a week, we, The Hatchet’s Editorial Board, come together for a simple purpose: to share information with you. We stay updated on current events on campus, we look at what is happening across the District and we even watch for trends in higher education. But instead of simply offering that information to you in […]

Green Move-Out donations increase

Donations for this year’s Green Move-Out markedly increased from 2009, with some donations more than doubling during the program’s second year. The program – which collects clothing, food and other items students do not want to take home or store after they move out of their residence halls in May – saw a 60 percent […]

Brief: Eleven teams have perfect APR scores in new report

Eleven of GW’s 22 athletic teams received perfect Academic Progress Rate scores of 1000 for the 2008-2009 academic year, according to an NCAA report released on June 9. The APR report – which lists baseball, women’s cross country, men’s golf, gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s swimming, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and volleyball […]

Best of the Crime Log

Destruction 3/27/10 – Lisner Auditorium – 7:30 p.m. – Case closed A staff member reported observing a female suspect, unaffiliated with GW, kicking and shattering a glass door at the entrance to Lisner Auditorium. She was allegedly upset because she did not have a ticket to the night’s event and was denied entry. When a […]

Annu Subramanian: GW: Your new work in progress

GW lacks spirit, community and spontaneity, or so I said in my very first Hatchet column. I said students didn’t take pride in their school and I lamented the fact that monotony had taken over my daily schedule. How wrong, or rather, how ignorant I was. Students pride themselves on their school and prove it […]

Justin Guiffre: Write your future, start today

If you’re reading this, I envy you. Because you’re probably an incoming freshman, just like I was three long years ago. It also means that you have some of your most amazing years ahead of you. But nobody can tell you what the next four years will be like; that is up to you. So […]