November 13, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 26

Stories from the November 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Few familiar faces among young women’s team

Basketball Preview Issue At first glance, things didn’t seem to be so different during the women’s basketball team’s recent exhibition game. The ball was brought up the court by an energetic, ponytailed point guard wearing the number five jersey, just as it had been done the past four years. But Kim Beck, one of the […]

Fan interest depends on team’s performance

Basketball Preview Issue Call it a case of the fair-weather fans. When the GW men’s basketball team was flying high in the 2005-2006 season, students were proud to call themselves Colonials fans. Talk of college basketball permeated conversations and classrooms. The 2005 Colonial Invasion, featuring the Harlem Globetrotters, drew 3,500 fans to celebrate the illustrious […]

Different strokes

Basketball Preview Issue Noel Wilmore’s game is at the perimeter, but his heart is in the paint. The sharpshooting senior is best known for his stroke beyond the three-point line, where his 42 percent success rate last season ranked first among his teammates and eighth in the Atlantic 10. His scoring bursts last February, peaking […]

King takes back his court

Basketball Preview Issue One could argue that last year’s men’s basketball season was doomed before it even began, that what sunk the team was not a lack of chemistry or a surplus of malcontents, but an awkward landing in an August pickup game hundreds of miles from Foggy Bottom. When presumed starting point guard Travis […]

Law enforcement group begins UPD reaccreditation

An outside accrediting body will assess the University Police Department this month as part of a reaccreditation process that occurs every three years. Representatives from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will monitor the department and hold a public comment session for the GW community on Monday at 5 p.m. in the Marvin […]

Early decision applications rise

Despite widespread economic uncertainty, the University has seen a major increase in early decision applications and pushed back the deadline for Early Decision I to attract even more prospective students to apply early, administrators said this week. The University will accept early decision applications for an additional two weeks to give high schoolers more time […]

The Adair Twins: Life Coach

Basketball Preview Issue Hatchet Video: The Adair Twins Anacostia isn’t the kind of place most people travel to voluntarily. Long plagued by crime and poverty, the historic neighborhood in Southeast has become synonymous with the District’s problems and the butt of its jokes. Its famed go-go music scene is a shell of its former self, […]

Judge denies former professor’s motion to reduce sentence

A former professor who entangled the University in a major criminal case in 2005 when he misspent nearly $1 million in federal research grants was denied a motion to reduce his sentence last month – three years after it was filed. Nabih Bedewi formerly headed the National Crash Analysis Center at the Virginia Campus and […]

Club shuns GW undergrads

A new Foggy Bottom nightclub signed an agreement with local community members last week that indicated they would not advertise to GW undergraduates, in response to concerns that the venue could become a neighborhood disturbance. Swaptak Das, president and CEO of The Shadow Room nightclub, located on 21st and K streets, arranged an agreement with […]

Inaugural float plans released

Forty students will ride on GW’s float in the presidential inaugural parade on Jan. 20 alongside a massive inflatable globe, a real-time stock ticker and other symbols of the University’s various colleges, the project’s organizer said this week. Charlie Burgoyne, the Student Assocation’s director of programming and activities, said the SA will guarantee spots on […]