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.

Metro to test pilot program for online payments

An online tool for users to add funds to SmarTrip cards online will launch within the next month, a spokesman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority said June 9. The agency will randomly select 5,000 SmarTrip users to participate in a pilot program to test the payment upload system within the next month, Dan […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Dear parents, it may be difficult but let go

This page annually features words of advice to incoming Colonials from the people who have been to their own Colonial Inaugurations, and rarely do we offer advice to the other CI visitors: parents. To the parents of the members of the Class of 2015, I know some of you are walking around campus and putting […]

What shouldn’t I do? Best of the crime log

The Hatchet’s weekly crime log keeps a tab on campus crime, including some one-of-a-kind cases. Below is a list of the year’s most memorable crimes. Unlawful Entry 8/28/10 – 11 p.m., Location: University Mall, Case closed. University Police officers responded to a report of a disorderly woman attacking people with her umbrella. They discovered she […]

SJS lawsuit likely to be settled out-of-court

A legal battle between the University and a student convicted for sexual assault might be settled through an out-of-court resolution, according to court documents. A freshman, under the pseudonym “John Doe” in the documents, filed the lawsuit against GW April 8, alleging that Student Judicial Service’s flawed disciplinary process wrongfully deemed him guilty of sexual […]

Lauren French: Remember, the good does outweigh the bad

It is easy to hate GW. The University can be bureaucratic at its best and uncaring at its worst. Students can be cruelly apathetic and superficial. Professors can be unmotivated to teach and unwilling to listen. At times, the administration’s priorities and students’ wishes are so innately contradictory it is comical – Gelman Library renovations, […]

Where can I earn a few bucks?

Having an internship, being on the executive board of a student organization and studying for classes takes up a lot of time. Unfortunately, these activities don’t often pay for a night on the town with your friends. For those students who want some pocket money, part-time jobs on and around campus are eager to employ […]

Abrupt departure leaves office without leader

Just five weeks after University officials unveiled a restructured student life office, its head administrator announced he will step down, citing personal reasons. The Center for Student Engagement, a new entity that will encompass student life and housing in the fall, will search for another leader, following Associate Dean of Students Matt Trainum’s abrupt decision […]

Donations up for Green Move-Out program

Student donations to the Green Move-Out program rose slightly this year with volunteers collecting over 3,700 bags of donations. Nearly eight percent more bags of clothing and other items were donated after the 2011 move-out process, with a total of 3,756 bags collected in the residence halls. This is up from 3,478 bags collected last […]

Staff Editorial: An introduction to the editorial board

As any good relationship starts with introductions, The Hatchet’s editorial board wants to both welcome the Class of 2015 to campus, and also introduce ourselves so you know the people behind this editorial. The board is comprised of seven impassioned and unique editors who meet twice a week to write to the readers of The […]