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.

Men’s basketball nosedives in second half, falls to Auburn

Saturday, November 22 AUBURN, Ala. – It wasn’t as if the GW men’s basketball team surrendered its 15-point halftime lead to Auburn all in one fell swoop. The Tigers’ Quartez Robertson scored off an offensive rebound to get Auburn going in the second frame. But one basket? That’s manageable. After all, GW’s large advantage at […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault 11/13/08 – Lafayette Hall – case closed Two male roommates were arguing when the one hit the other. The victim reported the incident to the University Police Department, but declined to press charges. Referred to Student Judicial Services. 11/16/08 – Madison Hall – case closed A female student reported that she had been […]

A face-off between friends

The two-game, two-year series between GW and Binghamton is over and Karl Hobbs couldn’t be happier. Hobbs bested former assistant and current Bearcats head coach Kevin Broadus in GW’s 71-57 win Wednesday night at the Smith Center, but his personal connection to his counterpart prevented him from savoring the outcome. “The one thing that’s very […]

University unveils new housing policy for inauguration

The University will require students to register all overnight guests who will stay at GW during the week of the presidential inauguration by Dec. 12, according to a special policy announced on Friday. Seth Weinshel, assignments director of GW Housing Programs, opened the first-come, first-serve registration process Friday by sending an e-mail to all 7,000 […]

The school of Leibovitz

American photography legend Annie Leibovitz wants her most recent book, “Annie Leibovitz at Work,” to serve as a teaching mechanism for young photographers. We asked Leibovitz to teach us a few things. She spoke with Hatchet Arts on Monday from her San Francisco hotel room. See her at Politics and Prose in D.C. Tuesday, Dec. […]

Few attend public hearing for UPD reaccreditation

Two people, both administrators, spoke at a public commenting session Monday evening about the University Police Department, as part of the force’s reaccreditation process. UPD will find out in early 2009 if it has been reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, an independent accrediting body. Representatives from the CALEA monitored UPD […]

Humor gets intimate with the 14th Grade Players

The appeal of Kevin Mead’s directorial debut: intense humor. Also, a desk. For Mead, directing “Speed-the-Plow” represents a longtime interest in David Mamet, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer best known as a screenwriter for “Wag The Dog.” Similar to the 1997 film, which depicts a presidential administration that constructs a fake war with Albania to cover […]

Josh Akman: Lanciano transfer handled well

The recent transfer of Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Phillip Lanciano has caused controversy in our neighborhood. A little background: Lt. Lanciano has been assigned to patrol Foggy Bottom for the last 11 years, until the end of October, when he was reassigned to a patrol in Southeast. During his career in the area, he frequently […]

District Mixtape: Girls who wear Uggs

Proponents of the most sophisticated boot offer a similarly sophisticated playlist. 1. Khriz y Angel feat. Wayne Wonder – Dance 2. Jordin Sparks – One Step At a Time 3. Kanye West – Love Lockdown 4. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody 5. Dave Matthews Band – Crash Into Me 6. Keke Palmer […]