November 17, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 27

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

‘Spoon serves up opening win

Alex Ellis/photo editor BOSTON – Karl Hobbs walked swiftly down the court Friday night, ready to give Boston University head coach Dennis Wolff a congratulatory handshake. Nearly 5,000 Terrier fans were on their feet screaming after BU junior Corey Lowe made a layup in the final seconds of regulation play. There was just one problem. […]

Williams House honors leaders

On the surface, the George Washington Williams House is a student organization that serves as a center for Africana history and cultural promotion both nationally and in the District. But it is more than an umbrella organization for multicultural groups on campus, it’s a place where students come together as brothers and sisters. Students and […]

Surgeon general returns to GW

Kenneth P. Moritsugu, former acting surgeon general of the United States, credited the GW Department of Preventive Medicine and the diverse D.C. community for his rise to the top public health job in America at a talk on campus Thursday. Moritsugu spoke to GW students at the Alumni House as part of the “How do […]

Students honored for service abroad

Living in a dangerous area was just part of the job for graduate student Larissa Hotra and alumna Krystal Sirman during their time working for Survivor Corps this past summer. The two were recognized at an event Friday night at the Cranford House near Embassy Row that celebrated the international service of the 2008 Advocacy […]

Volleyball makes A-10 tournament

For the GW volleyball team, this season has been all about the Atlantic 10 Championships. Shrugging off tough losses and hard-fought wins, head coach Jojit Coronel was optimistic that each experience would help the Colonials (18-10, 9-4 A-10) prepare for the A-10s. Judging from this weekend’s results, Coronel’s optimism was grounded in reality. After a […]

BSU celebrates Obama

The Continental Ballroom was transformed Friday night into a dimly lit club where about 50 students dressed in red, white and blue attire for Presidential Swagger, an event sponsored the Black Student Union. The ballroom was topped with decorations that included a large sign, which spelled out “OBAMA” in red, white and blue ribbon. Although […]

Women’s basketball throttles Coppin State, 77-36

Monday, November 17 “Team effort” is an easy term to throw around. More than three players scored in double digits? Team effort. Bench players logging more minutes? Team effort. No clear player of the game? Must have been a team effort. But what do you call it when every healthy player logs considerable minutes? When […]

70 percent switch to GWMail; CMail to expire in March

More than 70 percent of the 24,500 eligible undergraduate and graduate students have switched to the Google-hosted GWMail since the new e-mail system launched this August. For students who have yet to activate a GWMail account, there’s still time, but not much, said Ronald Bonig, vice president and chief information officer. After March 1, 2009, […]

Secretaries give advice to Obama

As the inauguration of Barack Obama rolls closer, three former White House cabinet secretaries said at a forum Thursday in the Jack Morton Auditorium that compiling a group of people that get along with each other and can work successfully together is the most important task for the president-elect. The panel discussion, which was moderated […]

District prepares artifacts for 2009 Lincoln bicentennial

Beginning this month, the District will mark the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth with a yearlong schedule of remembrance titled “Living the Legacy: Lincoln in Washington D.C.” To honor the 16th president of the United States, who was born Feb. 12, 1809, a trove of historic Lincoln artifacts and personal presidential treasures are being […]