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.

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 […]

GW commits money to boost study abroad

GW plans to earmark funds for the development of new study abroad programs for underrepresented majors, an idea stemming from the Innovation Task Force. The amount GW will spend has not yet been determined, Robert Hallworth, director of GW’s Office for Study Abroad, said, but the money will be used to create at least three […]

Keith Osentoski: Getting involved teaches you what happens here

Something happens here. As those three words are displayed on admission packets and recited during campus visits, you’ve been bombarded with this quintessential GW motto for quite a while. But now that you’re here at Colonial Inauguration – your college experience just weeks from beginning – you are likely left wondering, what exactly is it […]

What was the big news last year?

September SPHHS declared GW’s most selective school The School of Public Health and Health Services was the most selective undergraduate school at GW last year. According to data given to The Hatchet, 9.4 percent of first-time applicants were admitted – 20 percent fewer than the School of Business, which had the second-lowest rate for admittance. […]

Peter Konwerski: Lessons from my freshman year

I just wrapped up my freshman year as dean of students, and I hope some of my experiences might resonate with what a typical freshman might feel. As I reflect on a great year, there are certainly some lessons I learned that might be helpful as you begin your first year at GW. 1. Come […]

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 […]