January 18, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 33

Stories from the January 18, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Record high number of students study abroad this spring

Foggy Bottom may seem less crowded this semester with a record high number of students studying abroad. More GW students than ever before are studying abroad this semester with about a 10 percent increase this spring compared to last, said Director of Study Abroad Rob Hallworth. “More and more students are coming to the University […]

WEB UPDATE: UPD investigating string of Townhouse row thefts

Posted Friday, Jan. 19, 9:24 p.m. University Police are investigating a string of 21 thefts that occurred during winter break at Greek-letter housing units on 23rd Street. UPD Chief Delores Stafford said some of the students who reported thefts had secured their rooms before leaving for break, while others had not. One case of theft […]

Student spreads soccer across Africa

Anna Phillips is helping the girls of Uganda – one soccer game at a time. Phillips, a junior majoring in international affairs and global public health from San Diego, is the founder of the Girls Kick The program, which establishes soccer and other sport teams for displaced girls and young women in war-torn northern Uganda. […]

WEB UPDATE: Home winning streak at 23 with win over Charlotte

Posted Saturday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m. var uslide_show_id = “28234ec9-96b5-443a-8a58-50413fa9fc89”;var slideshowwidth = “468”;var linktext = “”; The nation’s fifth-longest home winning streak is in tact after the GW men’s basketball team came from behind to beat Charlotte 76-68. But Karl Hobbs, GW’s sixth-year head coach, said his team cannot afford to think about it. “We […]

Student skirts jail time for marijuana charge

A student arrested in November for intent to distribute marijuana out of his JBKO room pled out to a lower charge of possession at a hearing Wednesday. The plea bargain between sophomore Soweto Edwards and the D.C. Office of the Attorney General called for six months of probation, a $200 donation to a charity and […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday International Student Volunteers Information Session Learn about studying abroad in Australia and New Zealand with International Student Volunteers organization. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., sessions are every hour on the hour Marvin Center 308 Sponsored by International Student Volunteers Friday Fondue Friday Check out performing campus groups and grab some fondue. 8 to 11 […]

SA Elections to be held on Feb. 21 and 22

Candidates, start your engines. The general election for the Student Association, Marvin Center Governing Board and the Program Board will take place on Feb. 21 and 22, the Joint Elections Committee announced this week. If no candidate garners more than half of the vote, a runoff will occur March 1. The dates are a month […]

Monster Madness: Monster Jam comes to Verizon

You could almost feel it coming as you rode the Metro through downtown D.C. last weekend. At first it was subtle – a Harley Davidson leather jacket sandwiched between two business suits here, a country-fried accent lilting above the drone of conversation there. Then, though, came the children: throngs of them, clinging to their parents’ […]

Pi Beta Phi to officially join campus

After one semester on campus, Pi Beta Phi, GW’s newest sorority, will hold its official initiation and installation next week. Established in 1889, Pi Beta Phi is actually GW’s oldest sorority, but left campus in 1968. After 38 years, Pi Beta Phi re-colonized its GW chapter in the fall. “We will have numerous prominent Pi […]

Rice cures Colonials

RICHMOND – It may not have been on-par with Michael Jordan’s famous “Flu Game” in the 1998 NBA Finals, but junior Maureece Rice’s clutch play during the GW men’s basketball team’s 63-58 win against Richmond was something special. Rice, who has the flu and has not practiced much in the last two days, hit two […]