Thursday, February 5, 2009

Adjunct law professor shot in Virginia office

by Alex Byers

An adjunct GW law professor was shot Monday in his office in Virginia, and police are considering the possibility it was retribution for one of his past cases as a prosecutor.

SA senate supports budget increase to improve 4-RIDE

by Alli Hoff

The Student Association voted Tuesday night to support a $300,000 increase in the University Police Department's budget, in hopes of expanding and improving UPD's 4-RIDE service.

SA senate votes to nix candidate signature rule

by Alli Hoff

Candidates for Student Association office may no longer need to collect signatures to be considered for a spot on the ballot.

Colonials crash in loss to Richmond

by Louis Nelson

Confidence turned to sloppiness for the Colonials, who committed 22 turnovers and 23 fouls against a Spiders team that ranks second in the Atlantic 10 in points allowed per game and first in turnover margin.

Campus Calendar

St. Joe's hands men 11th straight loss

by Dan Greene

Wednesday night at Saint Joseph's, the GW men's basketball team went about proving once again that they can play with any of their Atlantic 10 opponents. It's the nagging matter of beating them that's the problem.

Diggs stepping out into new role

by Andrew Alberg

For the last three years, senior forward Rob Diggs has been the GW men's basketball team's go-to man in the post.

Snapshot: Dragon Delight

D.C. residents ring in the year of the ox at a Chinese New Year celebration on the streets of Chinatown Sunday afternoon.

Turnovers, inconsistency plague women in transition to new offensive style

by T.J. Donegan
Hatchet Reporter

Though GW's women's basketball team has shown promise in Mike Bozeman's first year as head coach, the team has struggled to find consistency.

Obama taps alumna for Veterans Affairs post

by Keegan Bales
Hatchet Reporter

Tammy Duckworth, a graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs, was nominated by President Barack Obama on Tuesday to serve as an assistant secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Administrator's opinions 'mixed' on arming

by Nathan Grossman

Opinion among top University officials is "mixed" on whether to provide the University Police Department officers with guns, said Robert Chernak, senior vice president of Student and Academic Support Services.

Professors limit laptop use in classes

by Eric Thibault

Facebook, video-chatting and instant messaging may soon be a thing of the past - at least in some GW classrooms.

Author discusses black progress at heritage celebration

by Caroline Coppel

Everyone from young GW alumni to President Barack Obama represents the success of blacks in America, renowned author and professor Michael Eric Dyson said Tuesday night at an event in the Marvin Center.

Crime Log

by Lara Gori
Hatchet Reporter

Flamenco! Hit Lisner this weekend for a lesson in Spanish rhythm

by Chloe Popescu
Hatchet Reporter

Spend your Thursday night dancing flamenco. Seriously.

Students bid thousands on dorms

by Sara Mosqueda-Fernandez
Hatchet Reporter

The Residence Hall Association auctioned off 10 residence hall rooms for a top bid of almost $5,000 and gave away the top housing pick Tuesday at the 44th annual Martha's Marathon.

Where the art is

by Emily Katz
Hatchet Reporter

The University's Presidential Arts Scholars will be showcasing wall drawings, photography and sculptural work in a newly installed exhibition, "Crowded Spaces," this weekend.

District Mixtape: STA Travel Agents

In case you ever wondered what tracks a travel agent was partial to.

$5 - $10 - $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student.

Staff Editorial: A risky venture for SA elections

Whether you love, hate or refuse to acknowledge the Student Association, it is hard to ignore the frenzied campaigning that grips Foggy Bottom each spring. This year, campaign season may be a little different.

Kaden Trifilio: Amend our non-discrimination policy

by Kaden Trifilio

This year, it is imperative that this University step up to the plate and add "gender identity and expression" to our nondiscrimination policy.

QuickTakes

Ross Griffith: Keep your eyes on your own prescription

by Ross Griffith
Hatchet Columnist

Is taking Ritalin before a big test all that different from having a cup of coffee in the morning?

Alum dies in Ethiopia, officials suspect homicide

by Carly Lagrotteria and Sarah Scire
Hatchet Reporters

A GW alumnus working for the State Department was found dead in Ethiopia this week and U.S. government officials say his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Lucas Hagerty: All schools are created equal

by Lucas Hagerty

Compare Duques Hall with the crowded dungeons that are where mostly liberal arts classes are taught. The disparity is undeniable.

$5,000 stolen from Pita Pit

by Alex Byers

Five thousand dollars was stolen from Pita Pit in Ivory Tower earlier this week, according to a police report and the store's owner.

Students call for new transgender policy

by Alli Hoff and Emily Cahn
Hatchet Staff Writers

The Student Association joined an LGBTQ student organization last week in demanding explicit protection for transgender students in the University Code of Conduct.

Nobel Peace laureate packs Lisner

by Becky Reeves
Hatchet Reporter

Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, detailed his lifelong efforts to end global poverty to a captivated audience of D.C. residents and students in Lisner Auditorium Wednesday night.

New dorm likely most expensive

by Gabriella Schwarz
Hatchet Staff Writer

Close to 500 juniors were chosen last week to live in GW's newest and most expensive dorm, 2135 F Street, next year.

Letters to the Editor

The Student Association is an unnecessary organization

Cartoon: If you give a mouse a cookie...

by Claire Autruong

Alternative Spring Break offers a different approach to the week off

by Gabrielle Bluestone

As spring break looms, students looking to book a vacation may forget they have an alternative.

Destinations close to home

by Joanna Shapes

Thinking of staying in D.C. for spring break this year? It doesn't mean you have to spend the week sitting around your dorm or apartment.

St. Patrick's Day in D.C.

by Kyle Cannon
The Hatchet

Even if you can't make it to Dublin on March 17, there are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Paddy's Day in the District.

Last-minute options

by Amanda Panitch
Hatchet Reporter

Are you aching for a break from snow and school, but haven't had time to plan anything past your next all-nighter? Don't fret, there's still time to plan an awesome spring break.

2009 Alternative Spring Break trips

by Gabrielle Bluestone

Your favorite spring break...

by Joanna Shapes and Marisa Kabas
The Hatchet

Student Health saw 30 flu cases last week

by Gabrielle Bluestone

GW Student Health Services saw 30 cases of the flu last week, an increase from last year that may be attributed to the low turnout for flu shots and the peak of the flu season.

Square 54 construction will affect roads

by Amy D'Onofrio

As blasting and excavation draw to a close at the Square 54 development site, project organizers are warning community members about a series of street closures planned for much of 2009.

Alpha Delta Pi earns highest fall Greek GPA

by Julie Bailey
Hatchet Reporter

Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Epsilon Pi and Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc., had the highest GPAs in the Greek-letter system this fall, according to a grade report released this winter.

Spring fraternity rush draws lower turnout than expected

by Julie Bailey
Hatchet Reporter

All 16 chapters of the Inter-Fraternity Council held spring recruitment events last week, but the number of students who joined fraternities was lower than expected.

GW breaks 11-game losing streak

by Dan Greene

The GW men's basketball team no longer finds itself mired in an 11-game skid after picking up an 87-62 win over Fordham Saturday afternoon at Smith Center.