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.

Knapp to miss three CIs

University President Steven Knapp will be absent from three out of five Colonial Inaugurations this summer due to business travel, the president confirmed in June. Trips to Morocco and New York, as well as meetings with potential donors will make him unavailable during three of the freshman orientation programs. Instead of greeting the incoming freshmen […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Arts bulletin: GW and the District

UNIVERSITY BULLETIN >> UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS >> ARTS 1. The general requirements of any arts-savvy or not-so-savvy student attending The George Washington University. 2. Courses are recommended from a variety of different concentrations. Exploration is highly recommended. PREREQUISITES 020 It’s Monday. The Hatchet’s introduction to local events for the upcoming week. Will also include good news […]

Housing nixes freshman housekeeping

Freshmen will no longer receive housekeeping services in their residence halls, the director of GW Housing Programs confirmed in June, much to the irritation of some incoming freshmen students. Seth Weinshel, director of GW Housing Programs, said cutting the service ensured housing rates in many first-year residence halls would not increase, adding that the decision […]

Your guide to watching the Colonials in action

Women’s soccer Last season: 7-8-4, seventh in A-10 Conference Where to see them: The Mount Vernon Campus Player to watch: Senior Ashley Starks, who is GW’s returning leader in goals and points from last season. The lowdown: The women will have to replace their leading scorer from last season in Brittany Eger, who led the […]

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 […]