January 16, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 32

Stories from the January 16, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Weekly check up: The dangers of secondhand smoke

Walking by the entrance to Gelman Library or any residence hall, it’s commonplace to encounter a cloud of cigarette smoke at the door. Most students have been exposed to secondhand smoke on campus, and have heard of the ensuing health dangers. But is secondhand smoke as injurious to your lungs as the media and anti-smoking […]

McKeown notches 400th win

After the No. 11/14 (AP and ESPN/USAToday) GW women’s basketball team’s 61-48 win over Massachusetts Sunday afternoon, head coach Joe McKeown signed autographs for many of the game’s 800-plus attendees. What made McKeown the Smith Center celebrity was the milestone the win represented: his 400th coaching victory. McKeown said this honor belonged not just to […]

Under the covers: “Turn your iTunes on, to get him off”

Nearing the commencement of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. Seduction, like […]

Staff Editorial: Consistency is more valuable than novelty

Trendy posters reminiscent of Apple’s marketing campaign are touting “iHousing,” a new system for students to select their dorms. Unlike constant updates to the iPod music player, however, this latest change in a string of housing adjustments may generate confusion rather than excitement among current and future GW housing residents. Ostensibly, the goal of this […]

Women move to 11 in AP poll

Entering winter break, the Colonials were ranked No. 19/18 in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls, respectively. Since then, GW has climbed eight spots in the AP poll, and four spots in the ESPN/USA Today poll. The AP poll released on Jan. 15 for the previous week’s games had the Colonials at 11; the […]

CNN ends broadcast agreement with GW a year early

CNN announced earlier this month 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 predecessors, which were also […]

Questions abound as GW enters critical stretch

There was a rare moment of respite for Karl Hobbs Saturday afternoon. The GW men’s basketball team just laid an 80-63 beating on St. Bonaventure at Smith Center after losing to Massachusetts three days earlier in Amherst, Mass. When asked if he was happy with his team’s execution against St. Bonaventure, Hobbs thought for a […]

Graduation to be on Mall for second year

Commencement will be held on the National Mall for the second year in a row, University officials said last week. Last year’s ceremony was moved from the Ellipse – the large circular lawn south of the White House – to the Mall because of renovations. Nearby construction may continue into May of this year, which […]

Andew Siddons: Get out before it’s too late

I’m looking forward to graduating for many reasons, but one of them is that I’ll no longer have to deal with GW housing. I wish I had left it behind two years ago, never looking back at its myriad bureaus and frustrating policies. Don’t make the same mistake I did – move out while you […]

Staff Editorial: Replace CNN with a high-caliber partner

It’s the end of an era. CNN is terminating its partnership with GW – one that presumably attracted hordes of students to the University. Following the loss of this valuable recruiting tool, administrators must wisely choose a new partner to make use of the Jack Morton Auditorium. Part of the allure of the terminated partnership […]