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.

Logan Dobson: Literally a one-of-a-kind experience

While this may seem like strange advice to give you during your intense three-day orientation program, the most important thing to do during Colonial Inauguration is to stop and take it all in. After all, CI is a one-of-a-kind experience. I mean that literally. You will never go through anything like this again. And very […]

Residents look to start neighborhood watch program

A proposed Foggy Bottom neighborhood watch program has rapidly developed this summer, gaining a listing on the United States Neighborhood Watch website and developing plans to create a community watch group. The program, organized by senior Lev Trubkovich, the vice president of the Foggy Bottom Association and chair of its Public Safety Committee, and 2D […]

Alumni making national headlines

Even after graduation, alumni remain a notable part of the GW community as they make their mark on the world. The Hatchet has taken a look at several alumni that have recently popped up in the forefront of national news. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen is the national incident commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil […]

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 […]