January 22, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 34

Stories from the January 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

In A-10, every team is a rival

With GW’s 76-68 win over Charlotte Saturday, the Colonials gained an 8-7 all-time edge over the 49ers and extended its home-court winning streak to 23 games. Although to a much lesser degree than last season’s court-rushing insanity, Saturday’s Atlantic 10 match up had its share of drama. The Colonials (13-4, 4-1 A-10) came back from […]

Popularity of social sites prompts monitoring, censorship

Editor’s note: First in a series about the monitoring of social Web sites. A former Congressman is likely to visit Townhouse Row this semester to help a fraternity tackle an image problem – one that’s occurring in cyberspace. New president of Pi Kappa Alpha John Galmiche set up a committee to find marketing consultants to […]

Colonial Round-up

Swimming splits results against George Mason The men’s and women’s swim teams competed against George Mason at the Smith Center Sunday afternoon. The men were victorious, 116-112, while the women fell to the Patriots, 139-96. Gymnastic finishes second in Invitational The GW gymnasitcs team finished second in a field of four at the GW/Lindsay Ferris […]

Treating VIPatients: How GW Hospital handles their most prominent patients

When U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson was rushed to GW hospital and underwent brain surgery in mid-December, the hospital had to deal with another “VIP patient.” When politicians and other celebrities check into the hospital, the security and public relations staffs both for the hospital and for the patient are often called in to handle the […]

Thieves hit four Greek townhouses over break

Four separate Greek-letter organizations in University-owned townhouses reported a total of 21 thefts over winter break. Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma and Sigma Phi Epsilon, which all have townhouses on 23rd Street between F and G streets, reported stolen items such as TVs and laptops, an X-box 360, a stereo, jewelry, Northface jackets, […]

UW program to evaluate first graduates

The first students to participate in GW’s school-wide writing curriculum will graduate this semester, prompting a comprehensive evaluation of the program’s performance. Three hundred papers were evaluated last summer to gauge the progress of the four-year-old UW program, which is nearing full implementation this year. GW launched UW in 2003 with the goal of ensuring […]

WEB UPDATE: Gas smells cause evacuation of three buildings

Posted Monday, Jan. 22, 4:12 p.m. The smell of gas caused the evacuation of two separate building complexes on campus early Monday afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m. the fire alarms sounded in Funger Hall and the connecting Duques Hall. About 10 minutes later Ross Hall, which is home to the medical school, was also evacuated […]

WEB UPDATE: Thorpe proposes drastic restructuring of SA

Posted Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2:30 a.m. Student Association President Lamar Thorpe proposed an overhaul of the SA’s structure starting in the 2008-2009 school year during his State of the SA address Tuesday night on the Mount Vernon Campus. The plan – which is outlined in a proposed constitution – would keep the SA Student Court, […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Free Chair Massages in the Marvin Center Massages available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marvin Center First Floor Lobby Sponsored by GW Campus Recreation Warm Up the Winter Blues Come enjoy hot chocolate in Kogan Plaza and receive information about depression and anxiety. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kogan […]

Foggy Bottom resident sues to block Marriott construction

An active Foggy Bottom community member is suing the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment to block the construction of a Marriott hotel adjacent to the 1959 E Street residence hall. The BZA and the developer’s contractor, Tyler and Associates, are defending the proposal. In February, Tyler and Associates applied to build a Courtyard Marriott Hotel […]