December 4, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 30

Stories from the December 4, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: A crisis of SA leadership

If you think progress on the never-ending J Street dilemma is ordering comment boxes, then this year’s Student Association has done a terrific job. If you want real, tangible change, SA President Vishal Aswani’s administration has fallen short. This year’s SA is suffering from a lack of leadership. Following on the heels of the largely […]

GW surge not enough to beat Lady Vols

It isn’t March, but the GW women’s basketball team looked like Cinderella Tuesday night. The Colonials showed up prepared to dance with a powerhouse squad that plays above the level they’re used to seeing and as the night wore on, GW hit some magic shots to stay in it. But as is the case with […]

Jake Sherman: What you don’t know can hurt you

Last year, the off-campus fraternity Alpha Pi Epsilon was the target of a major University Police Department shakedown. GW had been looking to stifle the organization for many years, reportedly concerned about students’ well-being during a rigorous and sometimes dangerous pledging process. In a room raid, one officer confiscated a student’s prescribed Xanax, leading to […]

Men’s basketball utilizes break before BB&T

With the number of quality programs in the greater D.C. area, the District is no stranger to high-caliber men’s basketball. Yet for a multitude of reasons – certainly not lack of interest – they don’t always meet on the court. But this Sunday’s BB&T Classic marks the return of one such series, as GW (3-1) […]

Joe Laliberte: Walk on the wild side

In a campus set amid the bustling city streets of Foggy Bottom, it is hard to find time as a student to escape the city and find that pristine mountaintop or the quiet walk in the woods. For most GW students, the term “wilderness” refers to a hike in the rain across that newly laid […]

Booker, Myers keep Colonials close in Tennessee loss

When Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt walked into the Smith Center Tuesday night, she received a loud standing ovation from her many fans. The Lady Vols’ faithful were so loud, in fact, that it seemed like the game might as well have been played in Knoxville – especially because GW fans remained relatively quiet early […]

Kendo club revives historic artform

For those not deeply schooled in the world of martial arts, a kendo sword might be more recognizable as a weapon used to deal out punishment on the backs and chests of professional wrestlers. But don’t expect to see any suplexes or choke slams at a GW kendo club practice: Real kendo is a sport […]

Professor scrutinized for alleged conflict of interest

A GW research professor is under scrutiny for allegedly violating another employer’s conflict of interest policies by receiving at least $1.3 million from drug companies while hosting a public radio program about psychiatric drugs. The New York Times reported on Nov. 22 that Frederick Goodwin, a research professor of psychiatry, received millions from drug companies […]

Online graduate classes on the rise

A growing number of graduate students never need to set foot on University property to complete their GW education. Over the past four years, the number of new students who entered a graduate-level distance education program run by GW over the Internet has nearly doubled and the number of online courses has almost tripled. Last […]