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.

Streak hits 11 games

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 28 – Since beating Georgia Dec. 28, junior Sarah-Jo Lawrence has struggled. The forward, who averages 12.7 points per game, has posted just two double-digit performances in seven since torching the Bulldogs for 12 points and three steals in December. But this weekend, it semmed like Lawrence experienced a resurgence. Nearing the end […]

Colonials move to first place in A-10 behind Rice’s 27

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.- The GW’s men’s basketball team was forced to practice in a cold gym Friday, the day before its 82-78 win over Rhode Island that gave the Colonials (15-4, 6-1 Atlantic-10) sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10. The low temperature, not a favorite of any athlete, aggravated junior Maureece Rice’s […]

Thousands descend on Mall to protest Iraq War

Thousands of activists swarmed the National Mall Saturday afternoon to voice opposition to the Iraq War and demand the withdrawal of American troops. The protest’s main organizer was United for Peace and Justice, which is a coalition of more than 1,400 member groups in the United States advocating change in Iraq War policy. Protesters were […]

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 […]