March 22, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 48

Stories from the March 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Virginia congress passes suicide law, lobbyist cites Nott, GW

A proposed law that would prohibit public universities in Virginia from expelling students solely on the basis of suicidal behavior is nearing approval. The bill, which was unanimously passed by the Virginia state legislature in mid-February, is the first of its kind in the country. In addition to banning universities from expelling suicidal students, the […]

Sports editor Jake Sherman elected Hatchet’s editor in chief

Junior Jake Sherman said he wants to increase the frequency of The Hatchet by posting stories daily online as next year’s editor in chief. Hatchet staff members unanimously elected Sherman, sports editor for the past year and a half, for the newspaper’s highest position earlier this month. Pending approval from The Hatchet’s Board of Directors, […]

Dancing all the way to Dallas: Women make Sweet 16 berth

Of the 16 teams to make it to the third round of the women’s NCAA tournament, five upset higher seeds to get there. That includes fifth-seeded GW, who, after defeating No. 4-seed Texas A&M 59-47 in the second round, will now face top-seeded North Carolina Sunday in Dallas. Two years ago, GW fell at the […]

GW makes third straight NCAA appearance

A 74-44 loss to Vanderbilt in the first round of the NCAA tournament concluded an up-and-down year for the GW men’s basketball team. A year removed from the most successful season in University history was billed by head coach Karl Hobbs as a “rebuilding year,” but in the end, the squad set history by reaching […]

Riding cold: Hypothermia van rescues homeless from frigid nights

At 7 p.m. on a frigid March night, Jean Barton climbs into the passenger seat of a white minivan that is overloaded with a sea of blankets, socks, hats, jackets and gloves. Within eight hours, all of these warm vestments will rest on the backs of D.C.’s homeless. Barton is a supervisor at the United […]

Offense expected to be key in matchup with UNC

It’s Wednesday afternoon and the GW women’s basketball team, which just returned to Foggy Bottom after a 59-47 victory over Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Los Angeles, is hard at work in the Smith Center. As the squad gathers at center court, junior Sarah-Jo Lawrence takes a shot from […]

GW Doc eases women’s concerns on calcium intake

Aging women may be more confident taking vitamin and element supplements after a GW doctor completed a comprehensive seven-year study. Women have been commonly advised to ensure they get enough calcium and vitamin D as they age, but there have also been warnings over negative cardiovascular side effects. As part of a study with more […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 3/16/07 – Marvin Center – 4:09 p.m. – case closed A female was in the GW Bookstore trying to return a book she purchased previously. She was informed that she could not return the book, and an argument ensued. The individual left before University Police Department officers arrived. – Referred to Student Judicial […]

Students practice PR

Influence PR may not have any multi-million dollar clients like the firms it emulates, but this recently formed, student-run public relations group aims to provide its members with hands-on experience that will help them succeed in a competitive job market after graduation. Senior James Walker and juniors John Trybus and Anna Kuhn worked together to […]