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.

Volunteers memorialize MLK through community service

Donning hats and gloves on a chilly Saturday morning, more than 200 GW students joined other college volunteers to help a D.C. shelter in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The students, led by project coordinators, visited a service center run by the Center for Creative Non-Violence, a non-profit organization that houses, feeds and […]

WEB EXTRA: Giuliani, McCain slight frontrunners in 2008, poll finds

Potential presidential candidates John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are leading over democratic presidential potentials like Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, according to the first 2008 GW Battleground Poll released Wednesday. McCain holds a 53 to 43 percent lead over the current democratic frontrunner, Clinton, and a 51 to 39 percent lead over Obama. Former […]

In rematch, GW prevails

Karl Hobbs seldom makes freshmen available to the media, so when Damian Hollis strolled into the media room after GW topped Charlotte 76-68 Saturday afternoon, reporters seemed surprised. Hobbs said there was an ulterior motive in letting the freshman forward, who had 13 points against the 49ers, speak to reporters. “As you can see he’s […]

Colonials continue to cruise

Junior Whitney Allen’s contributions to the No. 11/13 GW (AP, ESPN/USA Today) women’s basketball team cannot usually be seen on paper. Head coach Joe McKeown said that she would defend any opponent. But with 14 points in the Colonials’ 67-55 win at Xavier Sunday afternoon, Allen showed she can be dominant on the other side […]

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 […]