January 29, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 36

Stories from the January 29, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Jake Sherman: Rebuilding, young but still winning

. – Overachieving. NIT team. Terms that Karl Hobbs, GW’s head coach, has coined during his press conferences that became GW basketball lore. In eight relatively relaxed minutes after GW beat Rhode Island 74-68 at Ryan Center, Hobbs used the word “young” six times. He called the Rams “terrific” twice and its sharp shooting guard […]

WEB EXTRA: UCLA psychiatrist blames colleges for unsafe sexual behavior

A controversial safe sex advocate partially blamed higher education institutions for allowing unsafe behavior at a speech at a local conservative think tank Thursday. Mariam Grossman recently published a book “Unprotected,” but authored it with the pseudonym “Anonymous, M.D.” because she feared rejection among the mental health community. Now, Grossman speaks out unashamed of her […]

Staff Editorial: Facebook policing is no surprise

When The Hatchet began investigating the story of a student who was arrested for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana last week, background material was just a click away. The fact that Student Judicial Services and other campus offices use Facebook and other online sites to monitor student behavior should not be surprising, especially […]

WEB EXTRA: Public health professors urge legislators to mandate HPV vaccine

GW professors urged legislatures nationwide to mandate vaccinations for a cancer-causing virus in public schools. Soon after the release of Gardasil, a vaccine for the human papilloma virus, the D.C. City Council and other state and local governments began introducing legislation mandating the drug. HPV is a virus that has been shown to cause certain […]

Sam Salkin: Rebirth of the Marvin Center

There’s an elephant in the Marvin Center and no one wants to do anything about it. It’s like that one last pimple that you just can’t seem to get rid of. For some it might be that one person not smiling in the family portrait. Use all the clich?s you want, but at the end […]

Molly Gannon: The death of “senioritis”

Second semester of senior year no longer connotes the same kind of lazy, laid-back attitude it was once known for at universities around the country. Sometime between when the job market sharpened its already-competitive edge and when many graduate schools began to rival Harvard University in selectivity, the death of “senioritis” occurred. Students can no […]

White House press secretary talks politics, Iraq, career

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow told the GW community Thursday to have confidence in President George W. Bush’s Iraq plan, adding that the consequences of immediate withdrawal could prove catastrophic for America. Snow also defended the president’s recent announcement to send more than 20,000 troops to Iraq, a decision that has met stern opposition […]

Law school students lobby for satellite radio rights

Subscribers to satellite radio have a new voice of support at the GW Law School. A group of students recently formed the Consumer Coalition for Competition in Satellite Radio, or C3SR, to raise awareness about the dangers for consumers of a rumored satellite radio merger between Sirius and XM. “A merger would mean a monopoly, […]

Sophomore avoids jail time for marijuana dealing

Former sophomore Isa Madyun skirted jail time after his father swayed a judge to reduce the admitted marijuana dealer’s sentence to parole. The sentencing hearing Tuesday was postponed to Wednesday after D.C. Superior Court Judge Truman Morrison III heard Madyun’s father speak. The judge said he was swayed by the parent’s statement to give the […]