November 20, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 28

Stories from the November 20, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

News Analysis: Outlook positive in poor economy

While some of the world’s wealthiest universities are freezing hiring, delaying construction and deferring upcoming projects, GW has largely been able to “stay the course” in the failing economy, top administrators said this week. Because GW’s budget is heavily dependent on tuition dollars, few major adjustments are needed to brace against the volatile markets affecting […]

QuickTakes: 007

Shirley Bassey Goldfinger (GOLDFINGER – 1964) It’s like Ethel Merman went on a hallucinogenic acid trip and brought the sleaziest horn section in Vegas along for the ride. In a bad way. -Alexander Abnos Carly Simon Nobody Does it Better (LIVE AND LET DIE – 1973) Only Carly Simon could have written a Bond theme […]

Dance team ranks third in nation

The GW women’s dance team, the First Ladies, will take the stage at the national dance championship next month in Florida ranked third in the nation – their highest preseason ranking ever. The team performs at the Smith Center during basketball games, but team members said placing at the Universal Dance Association’s national championship – […]

Councilwoman shuns arming UPD

D.C. Councilwoman Mary Cheh, D-Ward 3, told GW administrators at a meeting late last month she thinks it would be a mistake to arm the University Police Department. In an effort to keep the city abreast of University issues, including the study of whether or not UPD should be armed, administrators from the GW Office […]

SA increases fee for Thanksgiving airport shuttle

The Student Association doubled the fee for its bus service to area airports for the Thanksgiving holiday. Colonial Coach – a shuttle to Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport – will cost students $10, up from last year’s $5. Now in its third year of operation, the shuttle began as a free service […]

Hoax flyers allege rat infestation

Hundreds of flyers with photographs of rats falsely instructed residents of International House to evacuate the residence hall on Wednesday because of an alleged pest problem. “In the recent health and safety inspection, several rats were seen on the eigth (sic) floor of International House,” the flyer said. “Since rats have been known to carry […]

MPD chief defends officer transfer

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier defended her decision to transfer Lt. Phillip Lanciano from the Foggy Bottom area to a district in Southeast D.C. at a meeting of the Foggy Bottom Association Tuesday night. Lanciano, who often worked closely with the University and community groups, was transferred from his position after 11 years of […]

Grocery owner still in the dark about October armed robbery

Meseret Bekele, owner of the Foggy Bottom Grocery on F Street, said she goes to work every day in fear of being robbed again. A man with a gun entered the grocery on Oct. 10 and stole more than $500 after forcing Bekele at gunpoint to the basement, where the store’s safe was kept, according […]

Start your search online

University of Dreams University of Dreams offers an internship placement program that allows students to apply for positions in major cities such as New York, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and even Barcelona and Hong Kong. Not only does the program secure an internship, but it also sets up housing, meals, weekend activities and transportation to […]

Binghamton fails to stop men’s basketball

Just two minutes had elapsed in the GW men’s basketball team’s game against Binghamton University Wednesday when Wynton Witherspoon intercepted a Bearcat pass. Witherspoon sprinted down the floor with one BU player to beat – but instead of trying to score himself, he bounced a behind-the-back pass to a trailing Damian Hollis. Hollis grabbed the […]