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.

GW Expat: Survival of the linguist

GRANADA , Spain You’ve got to know the language. It’s that simple. Having spent the last three months comfortably speaking German in Germany, I was reminded of just how important language skills are when I landed in Malaga, Spain on Friday. After clearing customs (an old Spanish man asleep at his desk), I proceeded to […]

Wild Art: Nutcracker Night

Alex Ellis/assistant photo editor Members of Balance, the GW ballet group, dance in the student organization’s fourth annual Nutcracker Friday night in Marvin Center’s Dorothy Bett’s Theater. (Center) Sophomore Emilie Silvestri performs as Dew Drop in “Waltz of the Flowers.”

Men’s Basketball: Alabama rolls over Colonials

Web Update Saturday, Dec. 29, 10:24 p.m. TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Dec. 29 — With three and a half minutes remaining in the GW men’s basketball team’s 93-57 loss to the University of Alabama Saturday night, Crimson Tide junior Mykal Riley threw down a fearsome break-away dunk, sending the 9,920 people in attendance into a fury. A […]

Blind Date: Semi-formal sweethearts

A semi-formal and blind date – two situations with the potential for exponential awkwardness – were combined into one great evening for senior Andrew Kovacs and junior Sarah Feldman. The blind daters started off the night at Feldman’s Phi Sigma Sigma semi-formal and then went off to meet up with Kovacs’s friends at a holiday […]

Minn. senator sheds light on spousal abuse

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) spoke about domestic violence and its impact on children at a symposium hosted by GW’s Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Policy group Friday at Lerner Hall. The two-day seminar, “Custody & Abuse Litigation and the Supreme Court,” highlighted the problems in the United States’s penal code that negatively impact the […]

Steele’s last-second three lifts Colonials over Auburn

Web Update Thursday, Jan. 3, 10:35 p.m. AUBURN, Ala., Jan. 3 — In her three-plus years as a member of the women’s basketball program, redshirt junior Lisa Steele has had her fair share of disappointments. She is perpetually plagued with injuries and often finds difficulty connecting from outside the arc. But in a 68-66 victory […]

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 […]