January 17, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 33

Stories from the January 17, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crime Log

Attempted Theft II 1/12/08 – 1957 E Street – 12:30 a.m. – case closed An employee was riding in the elevator late at night when the doors opened and he saw a younger male holding a floor lamp. The suspect dropped the lamp and entered the elevator, riding it to a lower level than the […]

Obituary: Codebreaker, alumnus dies at 96

Samuel Snyder was a code-breaker in World War II, a pioneer in the computer world and someone the National Security Agency considers an integral figure in the modern computing industry’s development. One of GW’s most distinguished alumni, Snyder died Dec. 28 at 96 years old. At the height of the depression, Snyder, a native Washingtonian, […]

Dean to leave his post in August

Roger Whitaker, the founding dean of GW’s College of Professional Studies, announced that after serving seven years as CPS dean, he would step down on Aug. 1. Following a year-long sabbatical, he plans to return to GW as a faculty member at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. “Simply put, the lifestyle of […]

For Colonials, conference schedule offers no rest

For fans of the men’s basketball team, the best part of the season has finally arrived: Atlantic 10 play. Regardless of how the squad finished its out-of-conference schedule, the conference season is always exciting. The past three seasons, GW has been one of the top dogs. But this year is different, raising the question: where […]

What’s on our iPod: Lupe Fiasco/The Cool

Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco gets real cool on his latest sophomore release from Atlantic records. Smart rap lyrics and clever beats and hooks help make “The Cool” a completely listenable hip-hop album through and through. Lupe’s first single from the album, “Superstar” (featuring singer/songwriter Mathew Santos) demapds to be played more than once upon first […]


In “The Hoya fights for independence” (Jan. 14, p. 1), The Hatchet misstated when Georgetown applied for a trademark. They filed the application in August 2006. To submit corrections for the record, email eic@gwhatchet.com. The Hatchet welcomes comments and article inquiries, and can be reached at (202) 994-7550.

This month in live music

Get your agendas out and pencils ready, oh sweet, hip and sophisticated GW kids. Between a hefty-tight schedule of drinkin’ brewskies, engaging in too-long conversations on the street with people you vaguely know about your respective breaks and hitting the books . hard, you could use a change in routine. Live shows this month are […]

GW falls to Fordham, 66-53

BRONX, N.Y., Jan. 16 — There could have been many things that upset senior Maureece Rice during the GW men’s basketball team’s 66-53 loss to Fordham Wednesday night. But with just a touch over two minutes left in the game, Rice’s disappointment was on display. After a 19-3 run erased a 13-point halftime deficit. Rice […]

SA sets agenda for spring

Members of the Student Association executive met with the University’s executive vice president and treasurer on Wednesday to propose changes to mandatory spending and student fund carry-overs at GW’s main eatery. SA President Nicole Capp and Executive Vice President Brand Kroeger told Lou Katz they want freshman mandatory spending for J Street to be reduced […]