November 19, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 27

Stories from the November 19, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

W. Basketball: Rutgers dismantles GW

GW’s women’s basketball team knew a win over Rutgers University Sunday wouldn’t come easy. What the Colonials probably didn’t know was just how easy No. 6/7 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) Rutgers’s victory would come. Rutgers built an early lead over No. 14/12 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) GW and never looked back, dismantling the Colonials 67-42. GW coach […]

GW Expat: Bathing in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary Every time I have visitors in town, a trip to one of Budapest’s many thermal baths is high on the list of things to do. Budapest has more than 100 thermal springs, which have been used for therapeutic purposes by both locals and visitors for more than 2,000 years. Not until the Turkish […]

Inaugurations across the nation

A week of special events culminating in University President Steven Knapp’s inauguration did not draw large amounts of student participation, but other universities found ways to engage the student body in their event. Indiana University held inauguration celebrations for Michael A. McRobbie, its new president, in mid-October in conjunction with the first annual Celebrate IU […]

W. Basketball: McKeown ’embarrassed’

Having taken multiple opportunities to rally student support and attendance, Sunday night’s game against No. 6/7 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) Rutgers University was obviously important for women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown. It was a chance to enter the same Final Four discussion as the No. 14/12 Colonials’ much-hyped opponents – an opportunity to make a statement […]

Program for teen reporters expands

GW students and professional journalists have been educating the next generation of writers and reporters in District public high schools for years, and now the program that facilitates this interaction is set to expand to Philadelphia. Faculty in the School of Media and Public Affairs established Prime Movers by modeling the Washington Post’s Young Journalist […]

Roundup: Water polo finishes third

The men’s water polo team completed its best season by finishing in third place in the Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern Championships, held at Harvard University last weekend. After losing 15-3 to Navy in the semifinals, GW beat Harvard 7-5 in the third-place game Sunday. Despite going 12-18 in the regular season, the Colonials made […]

Knapp honors donors

If the President’s Ball was anything, it was lavish. The ball, the first of its kind, was held to honor the cr?me de la cr?me of GW donors: those who had donated more than $100,000 during this fiscal year. It flaunted GW pride with buff and blue linens, video montages and gifts of George Washington […]

Sex Column: “Playing Favorites”

We’ve got a secret surprise hiding under our covers this year. The Hatchet will bring you an anonymous columnist, Delilah, to report on sex at GW. Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. Thursday is usually my favorite night because it is when I get to let my hair down with some […]

Knapp honors alumni at events

Developing strong relationships with alumni is one of University President Steven Knapp’s top priorities and a task he highlighted at inauguration events Thursday. More than 600 people attended Thursday’s alumni-themed events. Though the alumni giving rate has been one of the sharpest criticisms of alumni relations at GW, Knapp said Thursday’s events were focused on […]

Weekly Checkup: MRSA

A deadly strain of staph bacteria is making its way throughout the Virginia and D.C. area and so far, there have been a few cases of fatal infections in Virginia schools. While these bacteria infections are a serious problem, don’t worry: There are simple, common sense steps you can take to protect yourself. This staph […]