January 28, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 36

Stories from the January 28, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Taking a leap of faith in dating

When 30 students crowded into the basement of the Hillel building wearing bold numbers taped to their chests, it looked as if a marathon was about to start. These students were here for a very different game: speed dating. On Thursday night Hillel hosted its first speed dating night – complete with candlelit tables and […]

GW Brief: Firewall inventor to teach workshops for the Law School

The man responsible for creating the first commercially successful Internet firewall is set to join the Law School’s Creative and Innovative Economy Center as a research fellow. David Pensak will offer a series of workshops across the globe for senior technology managers and students on “innovention” while based at GW. Through the workshops, Pensak said […]

Business School goes green, gets rank

Web Extra The Aspen Institute ranked GW’s School of Business 13th on its list of schools that effectively integrate social and environmental stewardship into their curricula and research. “For the last seven or eight years we have been offering these courses and traditionally ranked very high,” said Prabir Bagchi, senior associate dean in the School […]

Despite losses to Army, swimming celebrates senior day

Heading into the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams’ final home meet of the season, the seniors were not to be ignored. Standing above everyone else on the starting blocks before the meet began, seniors Drew Boudreau and Mark DeSimone led chants that echoed around the basement of Smith Center. A few minutes later, […]

Blind Date: A Comfortable Conversation

A ballroom-dancing guy and a rock-climbing girl found some common ground over a meal of surf-and-turf in Georgetown’s Miss Saigon. The two freshmen discovered they have more in common than meets the eye. Date Bios Name: Samuel Bain Year: Freshman Age: 19 Hometown: Dayton, Ohio Name: Shannon Osselaer Year: Freshman Age: 19 Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona […]

GW Brief: Elliott School graduate appointed by Bush for USAID position

President George W. Bush recently nominated GW alumnus Jeffrey Grieco to serve as the assistant administrator of legislative and public affairs for the United States Agency for International Development. Grieco is now at the helm of the United States’ independent federal agency that provides economic assistance to countries around the world. The 47-year old graduated […]

Campus Calendar

Monday First Annual Program Board Relay for Life Kick Off A chance to sign up for Relay for Life April 13 to14, while enjoying food catered by WOW Wingery and a silent auction for an autographed Tom Brady jersey. 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board College Republicans’ State of […]


In “Brady gallery hosts Demuth works” (Jan. 22, A6), The Hatchet misidentified precisionism as a mix of futurism and cubism. Precisionism is a mix of realism and cubism.

SA sen. charged with assault

A Student Association senator accused of assault and weapons charges appeared in D.C. Superior Court Friday for a status hearing. Senior Isabella Bacardi was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon – a felony charge – at McFadden’s Saloon Oct. 21. Bacardi is accused of hitting a 29-year-old Alexandria, Va., resident on the head with […]