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.

News Analysis: SA falls short of shared vision

Seven months after Student Association President Vishal Aswani and Executive Vice President Kyle Boyer began their tenures as GW’s top student leaders, they have accomplished very few of the goals outlined in their shared vision. The shared vision, distributed over the summer, included a wide range of goals such as the elimination of mandatory J […]

Loss is 14th straight against power conferences

AUBURN, Ala. – The story began encouragingly, its characters bore different identities, but the ending remained the same. The Colonials paid a visit to a team from one of college basketball’s power conferences and left with a tally in the loss column for their troubles. Saturday’s 83-71 lose-from-ahead defeat at Auburn was not last December’s […]

Getting their attention

GW dropout Joel Levinson has dressed up as a penguin to pose with the birds of Antarctica and belted out lyrics declaring his love for glue. He knows what it takes to grab someone’s attention. That skill, combined with a total lack of inhibition, helped him launch a homemade commercial writing career. The 28-year-old makes […]

Volleyball falls in A-10 tourney

The dream of winning the Atlantic 10 tournament this year is over for the GW volleyball team. The Colonials garnered the third seed in the annual tournament, a result of winning the Eastern side of the conference. GW then swept its first-round opponent, Fordham (3-0) on Friday, but fell to No. 2 seed Dayton University […]

Thanksgiving in the District

Web Extra This Thanksgiving break, campus life will be slim to none. Marvin Center is closed from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30 and the WoW Wingery and Ames Dining Hall are closed from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29. Besides the post-Thanksgiving dinner at the Ames Pub on Nov. 28, the University will be shut down […]

Women’s basketball loses twice in three days

When GW women’s basketball coach Mike Bozeman stepped into the Smith Center’s interview room after the Colonials’ big win last Monday, even he seemed a little surprised at how well his team had played in only its second game of the year. Bozeman got another surprise this weekend in Kentucky – but this one wasn’t […]

University launches revamped Campus Advisories Web site

Campus Advisories – the principal method the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management uses to communicate with students – has undergone a renovation to better assist students in emergency and non-emergency situations. After six years of continuous development and improvement, changes to the Web site have consolidated important information, links, and contacts into one […]

Students take field trip to Prague

Most field trips for GW classes require a Metro farecard, but passports were necessary for 13 students in an English course this fall. The class, “Transnational Film Studies and LGBTQ Cultures,” taught by professor Robert McRuer, went to the Czech Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic for a global approach to learning […]

Protesters rally for Obama to improve AIDS policies

Web Extra President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign message of hope resonated with advocates of reformed AIDS policies who made their voices heard in front of the White House Thursday afternoon. Event organizers estimated that about 35 organizations from New York, Philadelphia, Miami and the District gathered at McPherson Square and traveled to Pennsylvania Avenue to urge […]

Motion as a movement

Students and faculty used movement this weekend to make a point. DanceWorks, the Dance and Theater Department’s semi-annual showcase, was presented last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Betts Theater, on the first floor of the Marvin Center. Performances featured modern choreography by faculty, students and guest artists, like New York-based Heather McArdle. McArdle was invited […]