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.

Students approve SA constitution

A special Joint Elections Committee announced Wednesday afternoon that students voted in favor of a new Student Association Constitution in last week’s special election. The new constitution will take effect Jan. 17. The Student Court lifted an injunction Wednesday morning that was preventing the JEC from releasing the official vote tally. The JEC announced Wednesday […]

WEB UPDATE: GW monitors gas leak in front of Ivory Tower

Posted Friday, Dec. 16, 2:28 p.m. The University is working with Washington Gas to contain a gas leak in front of Ivory Tower. Tracy Schario, GW’s director of media relations, said the University learned of the gas leak within the past two hours and notified Washington Gas. The University has closed off the 23rd Street […]

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 […]