November 12, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 25

Stories from the November 12, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

W. Basketball: Colonials survive close call in Charlottesville

Web Update Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1:38 a.m. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 12 — Virginia had just hit a three pointer and the ranked GW women’s basketball team was up one point with two seconds left in the game. Senior Kim Beck was fouled, put to the line and missed the front end of two free throws […]

Police make major drug bust in Ivory Tower residence hall

Police confiscated a significant amount of marijuana from a room in Ivory Tower last week, according to police reports. The University Police Department responded to an anonymous tip Nov. 2 regarding a student selling drugs in the residence hall. A community director performed an administrative search, and called the Metropolitan Police Department after finding drugs. […]


In “Students campaign for state elections” (Nov 8, p. A3), The Hatchet erroneously attributed quotations to Michael Weil. These quotations should have been attributed to Michael Wear.

M. Basketball: Team puts on show for fans

It looked more like a show the Harlem Globetrotters would perform than the GW men’s basketball team. The Colonials’ 77-62 win over Mount St. Mary’s Saturday afternoon was a chance for them to show off a little bit, putting on a display of athleticism, skill and a few dazzling dunks. First there was junior Rob […]

Campus Calendar

Monday From President to President: A Gift from Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens Join University President Steven Knapp as he receives the gift of two Hog Island sheep from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mount Vernon Quad Sponsored by Mount Vernon Campus Life National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness […]

Veterans honor memorial’s 25th anniversary

For former secretary of state and veteran of the Vietnam War Colin Powell, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial represents a place of healing. “It represents outstretched arms that say, ‘Come, come closer, see valor, see courage,’” he said. “There are no politics, no disagreements, just the silence of sacrifice.” Described as the “pre-eminent soldier-statesman” by Sen. […]

Men’s basketball steamrolls in opener

Minutes after the start of the GW men’s basketball team’s season opener, it was over. In a fury that quickly erased any lingering memories of the team’s preseason near-defeat at the hands of Division II University of the District of Columbia, the Colonials scored the first 15 points of their regular season opener against Mount […]

Exploring sexuality

Kaden Trifilio is a freshman. At the beginning of the year, he said he was “full of self-doubt.” But this doubt, he said, was not because of classes. It was because he, once a female, was considering becoming a male. For Trifilio, life as a transgender student on campus can sometimes be complicated. “So far […]

Seniors lead volleyball to A-10s

The second time was a charm for GW’s volleyball team. Despite losing at Charlotte a week and a half ago, the Colonials proved they belonged in the Atlantic 10 tournament with an impressive win at home against the 49ers Friday on Senior Night. GW won 3-1 (30-20, 30-21, 25-30, 30-25) in front of 212 fans […]

Debat cleared of suspicion by ABC

A former senior fellow at GW was cleared of any suspicion last week that he plagiarized or fabricated while working for ABC News. Alexis Debat was dismissed as a senior fellow for GW’s Homeland Security Policy Institute Sept. 13, following allegations by the French Web site Rue 89 that he fabricated interviews with prominent political […]