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.

Expert: University’s climate plan is ‘on the right track’

Correction appended An environmental expert said the University is on the right track with its Climate Action Plan, highlighting its emphasis on personal accountability in emissions reduction strategies as one of the most important parts of climate action planning. Released in May, GW’s CAP – its plan to become a carbon-neutral institution – stresses the […]

Freshman Orientation Guide: Metro: Explore D.C.

While it may be comforting to stick to the confines of campus, as a student in the nation’s capital you should take advantage of the endless possibilities for adventure and exploration. Armed with a SmarTrip, take a ride on the Metro to enjoy just a few of the opportunities the District and surrounding area have […]

Visitor’s Center will move to Marvin Center this fall

The University’s Visitor Center will move from its current location in the Academic Center to the first floor of the Marvin Center at the end of the summer to make room for academic offices and classroom space, a University administrator said in June. Construction is scheduled to begin sometime in June on the north side […]

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 […]