December 11, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 31

Stories from the December 11, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Slow to start but ahead at finish

In a resilient 74-66 victory over Liberty University (Va.) Sunday, the GW women’s basketball team rebounded from a loss to Tennessee on Thursday and an eight-point first half deficit to the Flames. The Colonials shot a dismal 30 percent from the field in the first half while its opponents scored nearly 52 percent of the […]

WEB UPDATE: Former professor to get five months in federal lock-up

Posted Tuesday, Jan. 2, 11:32 a.m. A former engineering professor was sentenced to five months in federal prison in late December for embezzling $80,000 from the GW National Crash Analysis Center from 2002 to 2004. The sentence is the minimum for Paul Bedewi’s level of criminal action, according to court documents. The maximum was 10 […]

CEO shares career tips

Two GW alumni gave aspiring business leaders pointers Thursday night on how to become a CEO before age 40. Richard Crespin, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of The Delve Group, Inc., and Jon Klonsky, principal and partner with Something Digital, shared their experiences in the business world to an audience of about 25 in Funger […]

WEB UPDATE: GW bounces back with win over Bonnies

Posted Saturday, Jan. 13, 5:42 p.m. For the GW men’s basketball team’s 22nd consecutive home victory over St. Bonaventure Saturday, the Colonials got a few things that were conspicuously missing Wednesday in a road loss to Massachusetts. A much maligned and somewhat thin frontcourt showed up and the team was able to execute fluidly. The […]

Layups trip up Colonials

ANAHEIM, Calif., Dec. 9 -Tim Floyd said he doesn’t know how his University of Southern California Trojans beat the GW men’s basketball team Saturday afternoon in the Wooden Classic. His confusion is warranted. GW was up 13 points at halftime, a lead that quickly grew to 20 points after two minutes in the second half. […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials beat Fordham in A-10 opener

Posted Thursday, Jan. 4, 2:22 p.m. Of Karl Hobbs’ 100 career wins as GW’s men’s basketball head coach, this one was not the prettiest. Perhaps it was due to familiarity between the two sides, or because spirited students were not present to propel the teams. Whatever the reason, GW’s Atlantic 10 opener against Fordham was […]

Students happy with academic leader as pick for next pres.

Leaders of the Student Association said they are optimistic about GW’s selection for the next university president. SA President Lamar Thorpe, a senior who was the only student member on the Presidential Search Committee, said that he was in line with the committee’s unanimous decision to select Johns Hopkins Provost and Senior Vice President for […]

GW Expat: A welding nation

Senior Sam Sherraden, an international affairs major and former Hatchet photo editor, spent the summer studying abroad in Beijing, China and is spending the fall semester further north in Harbin, China. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from East Asia as one of GW’s many expats. The joke started when we […]

WEB UPDATE: CNN ends broadcast agreement with GW a year early

Posted Saturday, Jan. 6, 1:05 a.m. CNN announced Friday it is ending its six-year contract with GW a year early because of programming changes. “Reliable Sources” will no longer have its monthly, audience-interactive special taped in the Jack Morton Auditorium come February. Within the past two years, the 24-hour news network canceled the program’s two […]

Bookstore company sued for overcharging

Two students in Florida are suing Follett, the book company which manages the GW Bookstore in the Marvin Center, for money they claim the chain has unrightfully earned from used book sales. Students Thomas Rebman and Danny Brandner of Daytona Beach Community College filed the lawsuit Sept. 26 against their school and Follett Corporation, which […]