June 12, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 3

Stories from the June 12, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professor temporarily heads up D.C. Council

A bank fraud scandal that led to the ousting of the D.C. Council chairman June 6 thrust council member and GW professor to the second-highest position in the District’s government behind alumnus Mayor Vincent Gray. Ward 3 Democrat Mary Cheh, who joined the GW Law School in 1979, will temporarily chair the D.C. Council until […]

GW Fact or Fiction

With almost 200 years of history, there’s plenty to learn about GW. But sometimes it’s tough to tell if a piece of GW lore is true or false. To help sort out which bits of information to ditch and which to share, here’s a guide of GW fact or fiction. fiction “Playboy named Thurston Hall […]

Calendar

Friday, June 22nd Capitol Steps Skipped the Capitol Steps show at CI? Don’t miss their musical performance studded with political satire that any GW student would enjoy. International Trade Building – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23rd The National Capital Barbecue Battle Watch chefs face off on the grill for $40,000 in cash and prizes and […]

Piecing Together: Your GWorld budget

From top to bottom, The Hatchet is here to help you balance your GWorld spending. You will likely use up the majority of your GWorld money on items at the bottom of the pyramid, while the top shows once-in-a-while indulgences. D.C. Fun Spas For a manicure, pedicure or waxing on GWorld, try Eurospa at 2029 […]

Piecing Together: How to extend academics beyond the classroom

GW students might have a tendency to shun academics for a prized internship or a leadership slot in a student organization. It is almost inevitable at a school that boasts a downtown D.C. location, touted as a beacon for hands-on learning outside the classroom. But the University poured resources into expanding academic offerings. For students […]

A more modest Colonial Inauguration

It has been five years since the University retired the laser light show that ran up a $75,000 bill for Colonial Inauguration, and cost consciousness is now integrated into the programs’ planning process. Media Credit: Hatchet File Photo Incoming freshmen will not experience the laser show as students did five years ago, when the University […]

Piecing Together: The D.C. Food Scene

You will notice D.C. cuisine trends after just a few weeks on campus – food trucks lining H Street, a cupcake fad and more frozen yogurt shops than you can count. And when parents or high school friends start to visit campus, you will learn the tradition of taking them out for mid-morning, mimosa-soaked brunches. […]

Piecing Together: Off-campus GWorld spending

Snap 1062 Thomas Jefferson St. NW Snap serves up sweet and savory crepes at its small Georgetown café, along with bubble teas and paninis. They also deliver. Cafe Tu-O-Tu 2816 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Meet up with friends after an afternoon of shopping for light sandwiches, wraps and salads at this charming café. Georgetown Scoops 2818 […]