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.

This month in live music

February isn’t known for being a great month for live shows, but fortunately a lot of great artists are visiting D.C. this month on rare winter tours. Yeah, we’re all still sad about missing Justin Timberlake last Friday at the Verizon Center, but luckily there are plenty of shows you can see this month that […]

GW moves into top 10 in both polls

As the women’s basketball team moves into the top 10, athletic officials have a lot to be happy about. There’s just one big letdown. “If I can be blunt, the only disappointment is that students don’t come,” Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said about game attendance. The Colonials moved into the top 10 this week […]

The Bar Belle: Marshall’s

Marshall’s 2524 L St. N.W., Washington D.C., 20037 What’s a drinker to do on a Tuesday night when the pretty young things at McFadden’s have turned you down and the tables at 51st State have all filled up? If you’re a salt-and-pepper forty-something with a short-term memory problem and a big credit limit, you head […]

A recent rivalry

The writing is on the wall at Xavier – literally. When talking about the Musketeers – for years the cream of the crop in the Atlantic 10 – Karl Hobbs mentions the jerseys hanging on the wall of Cintas Center in Cincinnati. They commemorate the 13 former Xavier players that have found their way on […]

Finding fun in engineering: profile of professor W.M. Kim Roddis

Professor W.M. Kim Roddis teaches at GW, but in a way, she instructs students across the nation every day. Roddis, an expert on civil engineering, developed software that thousands of students use in scores of engineering programs around the nation. She developed a CD in response to her observation that engineers are often visual learners. […]

‘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 An often out-of-date class bulletin, cryptic course titles and the lack of consistency in similar courses taken with different professors confounds students and forces them into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 […]