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.

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 […]

Students rally against Proposition 8

Banners that read “STR8 Against H8” and “Out of the Closets, Into the Streets” stood out in a sea of rainbow-colored clothing as students and alumni joined thousands of other gay rights protesters on the National Mall Saturday. Less than two weeks after California voters passed Proposition 8, a measure banning same-sex marriage in the […]

Bozeman leads women to victory

If you didn’t know beforehand, you probably wouldn’t have pegged Tiana Myers as a freshman. The first-year guard sat attentively behind the microphone at the post-game press conference Saturday, poised and polished, as she discussed the GW women’s basketball team’s 75-56 season-opening victory over UMBC that afternoon. There was no uncertainty or hesitation in her […]

Group raises awareness about D.C. biking

Web Extra As the Friday evening rush hour traffic began to clog the streets around Dupont Circle, a group of more than 50 bikers began their ride to bring greater visibility and acceptance to alternate forms of transportation in the District. Critical Mass D.C. is a movement of bikers who ride through downtown streets during […]

Campus Calendar

Monday German Movie Night featuring The Counterfeiters Come watch the screening of a movie that won an Academy Award for the best foreign language film. 8 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Public Comment with UPD Give feedback about the University Police Department at a public comment hearing that UPD must hold as part of its reaccreditation […]

Divine schooling

Perhaps it was fate that brought Sister Mary Gretchen and Sister Mara Lester to Foggy Bottom. After all, Midwestern nuns are somewhat of a rare breed at GW’s medical school. But last year, when their religious order in Michigan assigned them to become physicians, the two traveled to the nation’s capital. Now they study at […]