November 24, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 29

Stories from the November 24, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW men’s basketball wears out short-handed UMBC, 70-64

Thursday, November 27 The GW men’s basketball game against UMBC wasn’t decided by skill, size and ability as much as it was determined by one unavoidable human condition: fatigue. That and a well-timed trick of the trade. With a deep bench and up tempo style of play, the Colonials (3-1) wore down the short-handed Retrievers […]

CCAS, SEAS launch Institute for Nanotechnology

A recently launched Institute for Nanotechnology at GW will investigate a developing science that studies objects 1/100,000th the size of a strand of hair. In a partnership between the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Institute for Nanotechnology will research atoms at the nano level and […]

Smithsonian American history museum reopens after renovation

After two years and more than $85 million in renovations, prominent figures reopened the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to the public on Friday with more treasures from America’s past. More than 100 people gathered in front of the museum before the doors opened at 10 a.m. for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which included former […]

Students honor hate crime victims

On Thursday night about 25 students gathered in the cold in Kogan Plaza surrounded by candlelight as they took turns reading the names of transgender hate crime victims. For National Transgender Remembrance Day, members of Allied in Pride, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning student organization, held a vigil commemorating transgender students around the […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Turkey Bowl Celebrate Thanksgiving with a strike. Bowl at the Marvin Center and receive shoes, bowling games, pie and unlimited plates of turkey for $5. 6 p.m. Hippodrome South Caucasus: A Year of Ballots and Bullets Come hear an analysis of the Armenian election process. 12:30 p.m. 1957 E Street, Room 601M Tuesday The […]

Business professors debate tenure rules

The School of Business failed to pass a proposal for the third time last month that would fundamentally change the way professors receive tenure and promotions in the school – amid a growing debate over the requisite standards needed for advancement. Professors seeking promotion or tenure in the business school currently apply through their department. […]

Area student leaders meet to discuss campus issues

Student government leaders from GW, George Mason, American and Marymount gathered in Phillips Hall Saturday to brainstorm ways to address campus dining options and disparities in academic advising. In addition to highlighting the nearly universal problems on college campuses, the monthly D.C. Metropolitan University Student Alliance meeting also revealed that progress toward a student Metro […]

Knapp meets with alumni on trip to Eastern Asia

University President Steven Knapp and his wife Diane returned from Asia last Monday where they spent more than a week meeting with alumni. The pair made stops in Tokyo, Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand, as part of an ongoing effort by the president to strengthen connections with alumni. For many GW graduates, the University’s D.C. location […]

Staff Editorial: Happy turkey, sad turkey

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Here’s The Hatchet’s monthly wrap-up of what we’re thankful and not so thankful for. Sad turkey: GW soccer and basketball lose GW’s men’s soccer team missed out on the playoffs with a 2-1 loss to St. Bonaventure on Nov. 8, despite a good season and the emergence of […]

Letters to the Editor

Non-Division 1 football team wouldn’t work Lucas Hagerty’s article “Give GW a football team” (Nov. 17, p. 4) addresses the idea of not having a Division 1 football team, to help reduce the costs associated with football. That would be a nice idea, if the NCAA didn’t mandate against playing at a lower level in […]