February 8, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 39

Stories from the February 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

‘A big game’

The GW’s men’s basketball game Saturday comes under a set of unusual circumstances. The Colonials (15-6, 6-3 Atlantic 10) are playing to avoid its first three-game losing streak since the 2003-2004 season, when the team lost four in a row. The game is also on national television (ESPN2) and Smith Center is sold out, both […]

Staff Editorial: Focus on syllabus access only

There is almost nothing more frustrating along the academic path through GW than the lack of information provided about courses prior to registration. An often out-of-date class bulletin, cryptic course titles and the lack of consistency in similar courses taken with different professors confounds students and forces them into classes without sufficiently articulated expectations. A […]

GW provides counter-terrorism training to mall security guards

A new GW program is helping train shopping mall security guards to prevent terrorism. For the past 18 months, the GW Homeland Security Policy Institute has been working to develop and administer a 14-hour program to train mall security guards to recognize signs of evolving terrorist attacks and to take preventative measures. The International Counsel […]

Sam Salkin: Cast your political net closer to home

Washington is an attractive place for GW students to spend their four undergraduate years for reasons ranging from its rich history to being the other city not too far from New Jersey. Chances are, however, that most GW students are attracted to D.C. for those important buildings located on or near Pennsylvania Avenue. But there […]

Soggy Bottom: frozen water pipes rupture, flood four campus buildings

The recent onslaught of below-freezing temperatures has dealt a heavy blow to campus water pipes since Tuesday. Four buildings experienced flooding after pipes ruptured in the Marvin Center, the hospital, a sorority townhouse and the Law School, prompting evacuations into weather in the mid-20s. Assistant Media Relations Director Matt Lindsay said the unseasonably cold weather […]

Univ. restricts basketball line

The University is expecting a capacity crowd for Saturday’s men’s basketball game against conference rival Xavier at Smith Center and is taking measures to ensure a “level playing field” to get lower-tier seats, Assistant Athletic Director Jason Wilson said. Students hoping to get a seat with a GWorld may also run into problems. More than […]

Students vie for D.C.’s Funniest College Student contest

Tuesday night GW students took to the stage in the Marvin Center to be named the District’s Funniest College Student. Graduate student Yvonne Orji and senior Chris Singel, who were named GW’s winners, are invited to a final competition among all the participating D.C. schools at the D.C. Improv April 11. Student winners from George […]