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.

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.

Women’s Basketball: Allen returns in GW victory over Villanova

VILLANOVA, Pa., Dec. 8 – The GW women’s basketball team welcomed forward Whitney Allen back to its lineup Saturday afternoon, after she had missed five straight games with a broken left ring finger. Allen’s five points, nine rebounds and three steals helped the Colonials topple Villanova University 67-52. “She brings such a toughness defensively and […]

GW deals Saint Louis historic blow

Web Update Friday, January 11, 1:08 a.m. For the second time in two weeks, a basketball team scored less than 30 points at Smith Center. Last week it was the women’s team over Brown University. This time, it was the GW men’s basketball team that dismantled Atlantic 10 rival Saint Louis 49-20 in front of […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Computer Game Design and Development Richard “Lord British” Garriott, a world-renowned video game designer, will be discussing game design and development. 7 p.m. Marvin Center 3rd Floor Sponsored by GWU ACM Dream for Darfur Help bring the Olympic Dream to Darfur on International Human Rights Day! Confirmed guests include: Olympic medalist Joey Cheek, actress […]

Motivation, commitment guide women’s squash

It has been a season of firsts for the GW women’s squash team. The Colonials played in seven matches in three days at the Wesleyan Round Robin Dec. 1-2 and defeated No. 22 Connecticut College for the first time in GW women’s squash history. What makes this year’s squad different than previous ones is each […]