June 13, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 3

Stories from the June 13, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Report: Universities boost local economy

Universities in the D.C. area are major economic drivers and valuable beyond their educational impact, a report funded by colleges found, offering a different opinion from chronic neighbor complaints that local colleges do not offer surrounding communities any benefits. The study – commissioned by the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area – said […]

Where can I eat?

One of the first things new students need to learn when they embark on their college experience is what and where they will eat without their home cooking and a kitchen. Your dorm With no cabinet space and only a microwave to cook with, it’s easy to get discouraged from keeping healthy food in your […]

Law dean aims to put transparency at center stage

Paul Schiff Berman believes assuming the deanship for the GW Law School is not so different from a curtain rising on a play. Years of stage experience taught Berman the importance of openness and transparency, values he said he will use to lead the top 20 school. “My philosophy as a dean actually comes from […]

What are alums doing now?

Paul Hegarty used to look out his Thurston Hall window at the dreary gray Eisenhower Executive Office Building, a scaffolding-encased structure he found markedly unattractive, and wonder what work went on there. Now, Hegarty cuts through the Foggy Bottom Campus Monday through Friday to reach that same building, where he works as the assistant chief […]

What you missed: Athletics year in review

Men’s basketball Last season: 17-14, tied for fourth of 14 in the A-10 Where to watch: The Smith Center Who to look for: Senior Tony Taylor, team MVP, who led the team in scoring, assists and steals this past season. He ranked 12th in the A-10 in scoring and third in assists, earning Second Team […]

GW to nix Hippodrome

The Hippodrome bowling alley will be removed and replaced this academic year with a yet-to-be-determined space. The lack of enthusiasm for the bowling area prompted administrators to rethink the use of the vast space the alley occupies on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center, University spokeswoman Candace Smith said. The plan is still conceptual […]

Why is there so much construction?

Walking down the street, it’s hard not to notice construction projects that are changing the face of the Foggy Bottom Campus. The Hatchet compiled a brief guide to help you demystify the rubble and learn about major University projects that will be in progress throughout your GW career. Science and Engineering Complex Location: 22nd and […]

Athletics department review gaining direction

The strategic plan for GW Athletics is taking shape – the result of a multi-month comprehensive review examining the athletics department and the varsity, intramural and club sports it oversees. Senior Vice Provost and Senior Vice President for Student Academic Support Services Robert Chernak said an extensive report on the findings of the wide-ranging assessment […]