December 8, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 32

Stories from the December 8, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crime Log

Assault 12/4 – 603 22nd St. – 1:26 a.m. – open case A complainant reported to University Police that while he was inside a townhouse, an unknown individual came inside and hit him in the face. He sustained injuries to his nose and mouth. After undergoing preliminary treatment for his injuries by D.C. Fire and […]

Adam Conner: Building a community, learning to riot

As the doors to the Metro car opened the noise was inescapable. The underground tunnels rumbled with the cheers of hundreds of GW basketball fans returning from Monday night’s victory over the University of Maryland. We even performed the fight song on the platform of Metro Center. As the trains unloaded the masses of Buff […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials easily handle Maryland-Eastern Shore

Posted Saturday, Dec. 17, 6:05 p.m. Using a 20-4 run midway through the first half, the No. 15 Colonials (8-0) defeated the Hawks of the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore 98-72 Saturday to secure the team’s best start to a season since the 1950s. Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu narrowly missed his second consecutive double-double, registering 16 points […]

University violated federal environmental law

The D.C. Health Department found GW in violation of federal environmental law after an August inspection revealed improper hazardous material storage in Corcoran Hall. The University was non-compliant with parts of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act – a set of federal environmental guidelines enforced by the Environmental Protection agency – according to the EPA’s […]

ISS combats rising number of phishing attacks

Earlier this year, sophomore Nicole Fox repeatedly received e-mails from what she thought was the online transaction company PayPal, asking her to verify her account information because of suspicious activity. If she didn’t verify, the e-mails said, her account would be closed. After deleting the first few messages, Fox decided to follow instructions and submit […]

WEB UPDATE: Women defeat Maine

Posted Saturday, Dec. 17, 6:49 p.m. Behind Whitney Allen’s first career double-double, the GW women’s basketball team (5-3) defeated the University of Maine 57-47 Saturday afternoon. “Her effort was terrific,” GW Head Coach Joe McKeown said. “She was just everywhere.” Allen led all GW scorers with 16 points to go along with 13 rebounds. Senior […]

Men’s analysis: Showcase win proves GW is for real

What an emotional win. After an extremely hard-fought game, GW defeated local rival Maryland Monday to claim hoops supremacy in the District. After enduring weeks of criticism that GW was not good enough to beat marquee teams because of its perceived soft schedule, coach Karl Hobbs and his team officially asserted themselves as one of […]

Students to stay in other’s rooms over break

It’s not the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, but it’s similar. When some students return from winter break in January, it may look like someone has been sleeping in their beds – and that may have been the case. The Community Living and Learning Center said about 60 students will be staying on […]

WEB UPDATE: Shakour cleared of sexual harassment and sexual assault charges, statement says

Posted Monday, Dec. 19, 9:34 p.m. After a lengthy judicial process, Student Association President Audai Shakour has been cleared of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations brought against him by a female student. A statement from Shakour’s office said he was informed of the decision late Monday evening. Student Judicial Services officials do not comment […]

Senate investigation targets American U trustees

In would could set a precedent for other universities, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee announced plans last week to probe how the American University board of trustees’ handled the recent firing of university president Benjamin Ladner. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a Dec. 2 statement that the committee would look into “whether […]