December 10, 2007

Volume 104, Issue 31

Stories from the December 10, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Men’s basketball drops second straight

Web Update Thursday, Dec. 13, 10:49 p.m. When GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs scheduled a game at Binghamton University for the middle of December, he did it as a nod to Bearcats’ first-year head coach Kevin Broadus, a former GW assistant. What Hobbs did not expect was that Broadus’ team, which was 1-7 entering […]

Men’s Basketball Notebook: Hobbs implies criticism is unfair

BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 9 – During his post-game press conference, GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs mentioned being “outplayed in every facet of the game” during the team’s 68-36 loss to Virginia Tech. “They out-physicaled us, they out-ran us, they out-shot us – they dominated in every phase of the game,” he said. But the […]

Union, University agree on contract

Web Update Saturday, Jan. 5, 12:25 p.m. Part-time professors at GW will receive pay raises as high as 50 percent per course after eight years in a new collective bargaining agreement between adjunct faculty and the University. “We have now established direct communications with the folks in Rice Hall,” said Kip Lornell, a music professor […]

Greek Brief: Sigma Phi Epsilon raises money for its philanthropy YouthAIDS

The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity raised more than $12,000 for YouthAIDS through its Sweetheart Week fundraiser and celebration last week. The fraternity holds Sweetheart week to show its appreciation for other Greek-letter chapters’ support of Sigma Phi Epsilon philanthropy activities. “It was a time for the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon to show their gratitude […]

Commentators debate religion

Age-old questions about the universe’s origin and the concept of God were up for debate at Marvin Center last Wednesday. Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative pundit for National Review, and Michael Shermer, founder of the Skeptics Society, sparred over religion, values and morality in a debate sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation. “Everyone knows nonreligious people […]

GW women top Brown by 76 points

Web Update Sunday, Jan. 6, 8:25 p.m. The GW women’s basketball team defeated Brown University by a score of 98-22 Sunday. Do not adjust your computer screens. The 76-point victory was real. Five Colonials scored in double figures and two hit new career-highs against the Bears, as the No. 20/19 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) Colonials set […]

GW Brief: GW professor receives top honors for teaching undergraduates

Richard P. Tollo, a geology professor, was named the District’s best professor last month for his success in teaching undergraduate students. “It is really gratifying,” Tollo said. “I really have no idea why I was recognized.” The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have been […]

Wild Art: Belly Dancing

Alex Florescu/Hatchet photographer Junior Ashley Heacock belly dances at an Arab Student Association Hafia celebration Thursday night in the Marvin Center.

City approves Tonic’s liquor license

Web Update Thursday, Jan. 10, 5:15 p.m. A city agency approved Tonic’s liquor license Wednesday, ending a yearlong legal and community debate over serving alcohol in a residential area. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, which oversees liquor licenses in the District, approved the restaurant’s license at their first meeting of 2008. The license was issued […]


In “Law school gets $5.1 million to fund new center” (Dec. 3, p. 5), The Hatchet erroneously reported the recipient of the majority of the settlement the article described. The plaintiffs received this money, not the defendants.