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.

Study abroad helped senior earn fellowship

When deciding where to study abroad, Jake Miner wanted to travel somewhere wholly not American. Miner petitioned the Office of Study Abroad to study in northern Syria for the 2011 spring semester, taking courses in Arabic to expand his understanding of the world outside of the United States. “I really wanted to go to a […]

What should I do during my spare time in CI?

FIRST CI: JUNE 14 to 16 June 14: D.C. Flag Day Celebration The three stars and two bars on the D.C. flag may be a complete mystery to you, but more than a few locals sport the flag – and George Washington’s family crest – to show their D.C. love. Whether their tattoos are a […]

Neighbors ask Georgetown to house all students on campus

Georgetown University will be subjected to strict student housing requirements if recommendations from the D.C. Office of Planning and a group of neighbors, jaded by the university’s policies, are adopted. Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Committee said the university’s population growth has a negative impact on full-time Georgetown residents and is asking the city to force the […]

Alyssa Rosenthal: Step out of your comfort zone

If there’s one piece of advice I can give you for next year, it is to get outside of your comfort zone as soon as possible. Almost all freshmen share the same first feelings of anxiety when they finally get settled on campus. And sometimes that homesickness stops us from doing things that make us […]

What’s everyone saying?

Not sure what all those terms and acronyms mean? Here’s your GW glossary: 4-RIDE: A shuttle service operated by the University Police Department, 4-RIDE is designed to help students feel safe getting around campus at night. Many use 4-RIDE during inclement weather or just to travel to a party within the shuttle service’s travel radius. […]

Enrollment for summer classes down

Fewer students will take summer classes this year, marking a two-year dip in summer enrollment. More than 10,300 students have enrolled in classes for at least one of the summer sessions, about 1,300 fewer students than last year. In 2009, 11,843 students took summer classes. Students are able to enroll in a full-time course load […]

Letter to the Editor

By Adam Frankel Last fall, I introduced a policy to the Student Association’s diversity affairs commission for the installation of permanent condom dispensers in all student residence halls. If installed, the readily-available condoms would dramatically increase prevention of sexually transmitted infections amongst students, including the spread of HIV/AIDS. Dispensers would serve as a constant reminder […]

What’s my new home like?

1. Thurston Hall: Living in Thurston is often described as the true freshman experience. Seeing as it is home to 1,116 freshmen, how can it not be? Maintaining its reputation as the liveliest freshman hall on campus, it offers spacious rooms, ranging from doubles to six-person suites, perfect for socializing. Considering its close living quarters, […]

Spoken word, shared heart: The soul of Busboys

Slide show by Gabriella Demczuk The weekly open mic night at U Street’s Busboys and Poets restaurant is about far more than just words. The night is about a community, the people, their names and faces. “Treat it like a black Baptist church,” May 31 open mic host Tokia “Twodeep” Carter said. “If you hear […]