November 5, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 23

Stories from the November 5, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Construction gets extreme for a new house

One man and his five sons shared one bathroom, three mattresses and barely had any heat or electricity in their New Jersey home that was crumbling down around them. That changed when ABC’s Emmy-winning reality show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” partnered with a local construction company to rebuild their home and their lives. Senior Karrinne […]

For McKeown, preseason is about the lineup

With four starters and 11 of 13 players returning from last year’s Sweet 16-reaching roster, it would seem women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown would not have much to figure out in regards to the lineup. Friday night’s 95-68 exhibition victory over the DT-3 All-Stars provided McKeown with a chance to see his regulars in action […]

GW to increase presence abroad

A group of GW vice presidents are set to reveal a plan to spend more than $700,000 for the expansion of GW’s international presence through study abroad, international student recruitment, research and partnerships with foreign universities. Though GW’s international programs have been under consideration for more than a year, University President Steven Knapp is just […]

Beauty in a leaf

More than 100 students and other members of the GW community did not just hug a tree Thursday – they helped to plant one. Campaign GW and Casey Trees, a local tree advocacy group, sponsored a tree planting at the Mount Vernon campus where a total of 28 trees were planted throughout the afternoon during […]

Women’s basketball cruises in exhibition

She first arrived in Foggy Bottom as a transfer nearly a year ago, but when Antelia Parrish stepped on the court in her new white uniform Friday night, it was her first opportunity to show the GW basketball community what she could do. She did not let it go to waste. Falling three assists short […]

GW lawyer also advises Blackwater

GW’s recently appointed vice president and general counsel is currently working as an attorney for Blackwater Worldwide, a security firm under scrutiny for its operations in Iraq. Beth Nolan, who will begin her career at GW in January, is well-known as a former counsel to President Bill Clinton. She is currently a partner in the […]

One suspect caught in spate of campus vandalism

@import url(; Timeline Oct. 23 — Sarah Marshak, a Jewish freshman, reports a swastika drawn on the whiteboard mounted to her Mitchell Hall door. In the next four days, two more are drawn, each progressively larger in size. (The Hatchet, Oct. 25) Oct. 27 — Transfer student Erica Tanne, a Jewish sophomore, finds the symbol […]

Squash starts fresh

Despite a 9-0 loss to Franklin and Marshall on Sunday, the GW men’s squash team was surprisingly upbeat. That’s because the team believes its troubles are over. The Colonials were plagued by a series of coaches, injuries and restrictions that contributed to the team’s drop from 22nd to 30th in the country last year. But […]

Volleyball caught by Fordham

Sometimes a few percentage points make all the difference. The GW volleyball team found that out the hard way Sunday, losing a tightly contested 3-2 match to Fordham at Smith Center. “Fordham played well,” head coach Jojit Coronel said after the match. “They played 7 percent better than us that last game, and we have […]

Knapp: Incidents damage GW’s image

University President Steven Knapp spoke candidly about the recent hate incidents at GW to more than 130 people gathered Friday night for the Hillel Shabbat dinner, only minutes after a ninth swastika was found in New Hall. Knapp took time to answer every question from students and parents concerning the spate of swastika drawings on […]