January 22, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 34

Stories from the January 22, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Suspect in alumni murder returns to trial

A man accused of raping and killing two GW students in 1988 returned to trial last week, after a mistrial temporarily stalled the case in 2007. Soon after she graduated in 1988, Rachel Raver and her boyfriend, senior Warren Fulton, were abducted from a bar. The two 22-year-old GW athletes were later found dead in […]

Women’s winning streak halted at nine by Temple

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19 — The saying goes, “good things happen in threes.” Twice this season the GW women’s basketball team has hit big shots when it needed them at the end of a game. At Temple Saturday afternoon, the Colonials could not make the magic happen a third time. No. 20/13 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) GW […]

Manufacturing a GW education

Several individuals in Washington state are on trial for allegedly producing fake diplomas and transcripts from GW and several other universities. Dixie and Steven Randock are being charged with fraud after investigators busted their Spokane, Wash., “diploma mill” in 2005. Court filings last week added GW to a list of four schools whose diplomas and […]

Designing eco-friendly underwear

Heidi Rauch and Alyssa Weiss make something that Halle Berry and Jessica Simpson love. The GW alumna don’t design gowns, jewelry, makeup or anything else that would help a style-conscious Hollywood star stand out from the crowd – they design lingerie. Rauch and Weiss create bras, underwear and maternity wear for their own company, one […]

Women’s Basketball: With Owls, game is personal

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19 — As LaKeisha Eaddy stole junior Antelia Parrish’s inbounds pass in the final seconds and Temple’s 68-66 lead over No. 20/13 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) GW turned into the final score, Liacouras Center erupted. An excited Owls bench emptied onto the court while the stunned Colonials filtered through the celebration on the way […]

Ann Coulter to speak on campus

Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter is scheduled to speak at the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. Her visit is being funded and coordinated by GW’s chapter of the Young America’s Foundation, with the help of outside donors and sponsors. “We feel that GW is deprived from the conservative movement,” said […]

Sophomore faces contempt charges

A sophomore arrested for assault was also charged with contempt of court last week, after he allegedly tried bribing another student to provide false testimony. Ryan Skolnick, 20, was arrested for simple assault Oct. 5 after allegedly punching another student in a fight outside Thurston Hall, according to police documents. The alleged victim, freshman Bryan […]


In “Dean to leave his post in August” (Jan 17, p. A1), The Hatchet erroneously reported the average age of students in the College of Professional Studies. The average age is 38 years of age. In “Living in Bhutto’s wake” (Jan 14, p. 5), The Hatchet erroneously described Pakistan’s geographic location as the Middle East. […]

SA has $110,000 for student orgs.

The Student Association co-sponsorship fund for this semester is larger than any second semester co-sponsorship fund in GW history. Approximately $110,000 will be available in the fund, which is used by student organizations to offset event costs, said SA Sen. Matthew Cohen (SoB-U), chair of the finance committee. “My plan from day one was to […]

Saving the world, one whale at a time

For Heath Hanson, using a GW undergraduate degree means living on the ocean, combating Japanese hunting boats and trying to save the humpback whales. A 2002 graduate, Hanson majored in international affairs and interned on Capitol Hill – yet six years later he finds himself far from the desk of an average political junkie. Hanson […]