March 6, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 47

Stories from the March 6, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Colonials advance to semifinals

Web Update Saturday, March 8, 9:43 p.m. PHILADELPHIA, March 8 — Everything from drizzle to downpours have been coming out of the Philadelphia sky this weekend, but Saturday at the GW women’s basketball team’s game with Rhode Island, mother nature wasn’t the only one making it rain. The match-up was postponed more than two hours […]

Fair lures a thousand

More than 1,000 people passed through Tuesday’s Off Campus Housing Services Fair, which was sponsored by IKEA and held in the Marvin Center’s Grand Ballroom. “We didn’t expect this exact volume of people, but we had hopes,” said Brian Hamluk, director of off-campus student affairs. The fair lasted from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and […]

For Colonials, time is now

Over the last four seasons, this current senior class of the GW women’s basketball team has garnered more than a handful of awards and titles. But when it has come to those pesky three games in early March, the Colonials have faltered. No. 13/12 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) GW has gone 0-for-3 in the Atlantic 10 […]

With loss, men’s basketball A-10 hopes diminish

Web Update Thursday, March 6, 11:48 p.m. CHARLOTTE, March 6 — The GW men’s basksetball team will return home to the nation’s capital Friday after falling 77-61 to Charlotte Thursday night. But when they get there, despite traveling roughly 400 miles north, Atlantic City, N.J., will seem farther away than they remember. The loss sends […]

Murphy leaves GW, off women’s basketball team

Sophomore forward Robin Murphy transferred out of GW and is no longer a member of the women’s basketball team, head coach Joe McKeown said Wednesday. Murphy had missed the first part of the season due to a torn ACL. The Conyers, Ga., native is currently attending Southern Mississippi University, per a mutual decision between Murphy […]

Beck named A-10 player of the year

Senior Kim Beck was named the Atlantic 10 player of the year in a poll conducted by the conference’s coaches, the conference announced Wednesday. Beck is the first GW player in four years to earn the accolade. Averaging 13.6 points per game and ranking third nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.60), Beck was also named first-team […]

Colonials conclude season with 67-63 loss to UMass

Web Update Saturday, March 8, 11:36 p.m. After his team’s 67-63 loss to Massachusetts Saturday evening, GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs seemed to be in a good mood, smiling and jovial despite the fact that his team came up on the losing end. Hobbs said he was pleased with his squad’s heart despite having […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Phenomenal women of GW An awards ceremony honoring extraordinary women leaders at GW. Proceeds from the event will go towards the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by Multicultural Student Services Center Saturday CPR Class A free training class for GW students and faculty to become […]

Crime Log

Burglary 3/2/08 – Funger Hall – time unknown – case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of broken glass in the building. A suspect had broken the glass of a door in order to break into an office. UPD contacted the occupant of the office and determined that a laptop had been […]

A-10 title dreams afoul: GW falls in semifinal

Web Update Sunday, March 9, 5:41 p.m. PHILADELPHIA — In the last decade of the GW women’s basketball team’s series with Xavier, neither team has won more than two consecutive games. So while the Colonials surely appreciated their victory over Xavier in January of 2007 and again this season in January of 2008, they might […]