December 8, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 31

Stories from the December 8, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Square 54 on track to be complete by early 2011

University officials said last week the Square 54 complex across from the GW Hospital is on track to be open for occupancy by early 2011, after its construction began last spring. Earlier this year, project organizers predicted that Boston Properties, the site’s developer, would “reach the bottom of the hole” in their excavation of the […]

Rivera’s free throws push Colonials past Troy

Tuesday, December 16 With just two points on the night, the score tied and 11.2 seconds remaining on the clock, sophomore point guard Erica Rivera stepped to the free-throw line as if she were taking any other mundane foul shots. “No nerves,” she said after the game. “None at all.” And it showed. Rivera coolly […]

Students rent out rooms for inauguration

For junior Jessica Schwartz, Jan. 20 is a great day to make money. Her three-bedroom townhouse on 25th and M streets is prime real estate in D.C.’s booming inauguration housing market. With as many as four million out-of-town visitors expected for the presidential inauguration, students are finding that people are willing to pay thousands of […]

Medical school administrators mum on probation status

A month and a half after the School of Medicine and Health Sciences announced it had been placed on two-year academic probation, the school’s leaders remain silent about how one of the top-ranked medical schools in the nation found itself in such a situation and what they are doing to fix the problems. GW’s medical […]

Police investigate brutal murder near campus

City police are searching for the person who brutally murdered an elderly homeless man outside of the Potomac Plaza apartments last week, just blocks from GW residence halls. Yoshio Nakada, 61, was found unconscious on the 2400 block of Virginia Ave. at about 8 a.m. on Dec. 24. He was pronounced dead at the scene, […]

Clinton strategist Mark Penn addresses GSPM gathering

Tuesday, December 9 The way political campaigns communicate with the masses is rapidly changing, former Hillary Clinton strategist Mark Penn told a group of GW students and public relations professionals Tuesday evening. “Everything is going to be different,” said Penn, who is also the chief executive officer of Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations firm. “I […]

Snapshot: Holiday Harmony

Jonathan Ewing/Hatchet photographer The Sirens a capella group perform in holiday attire at their winter concert Thursday afternoon in the Marvin Center Amphitheater.

GW falls to Rutgers for third time in two years

Monday, December 29 PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The beginning of GW’s meeting with No. 15/14 Rutgers (AP/USA Today) Monday night played out like a cliché underdog story, the less heralded visitors trading blows with their nationally-ranked hosts, familiar nemeses that bested them twice a season prior. The climax came when three-pointers by seniors Antelia Parrish and […]

Medical School dean outlines plan to remove probation

Saturday, December 13 The dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences outlined a plan to bring his school back into good standing with its accrediting body during a Faculty Senate meeting on Friday afternoon. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, a medical school accreditor, placed the school on probation in mid-October – making […]

Diplomats defend U.S. abroad

Two U.S. ambassadors to South American countries discussed the fight against anti-Americanism Friday during an event sponsored by the School of Media and Public Affairs. Earl Anthony Wayne and Frank E. Baxter, the ambassadors to Argentina and Uruguay respectively, detailed the ways they have used public diplomacy to improve relations between the United States and […]