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.

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 […]

Knapp’s compensation nears $1 million mark

University President Steven Knapp earned $895,305 in 2008 during his second year as GW president, according to a University financial disclosure document. The Form 990, which reports salaries by the calendar year, shows that including $88,496 in benefits, Knapp’s total compensation in 2008 was $983,801. At approximately $74,600 per month, the salary is a steep […]

Local student vies for office

This summer, a 27-year-old University of Maryland student is working with student volunteers – including GW graduate students – to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Andrew Gall is challenging Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in Maryland’s 5th District. Hoyer is the longest-serving House member from the state, and is now in his 15th […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: New dean of freshmen

As incoming freshmen prepare to begin their new roles as college students, Helen Cannaday Saulny is also preparing for her new role as the dean of freshmen. The Hatchet spoke to Saulny before Colonial Inauguration about her past experiences at the University and her goals as dean. The Hatchet: How has your position as assistant […]