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.

Gift ideas: Holiday shopping during a recession

To Sister: Rugby Striped Hoodie Scarf, $38 Urban Outfitters, 3222 M St. N.W. To Brother: Washington Nationals Baseball Cap, $20 – $35 Hat Zone, Pentagon City To Girlfriend: Love Charm Necklace, $49 Banana Republic, 3200 M St. N.W. To Boyfriend: USB Beverage Cooler, $23.50 To Dad: My Life Digital Photo Clock, $29.95 Brookstone, Pentagon […]

The Living Quilt Project advocates for AIDS education on campus

Web Extra The Living Quilt Project stopped at GW’s multicultural center last week to raise HIV awareness, as part of a tour of Southern states during world HIV/AIDS week. The Living Quilt is an online multimedia project currently including 43 video “patches” – testimonials of women from the Southern United States living with HIV – […]

Andrew Alberg: Hobbs should alter substitution style

Ardent followers of GW’s men’s basketball team may have thought they were experiencing déj? vu during the Colonials’ 76-53 loss to Maryland Sunday at the Verizon Center. The Terrapins moved the ball around the perimeter with purpose and precision from the opening tip, leading to a series of unguarded three-pointers that gave Maryland an early […]

Gelman to launch online system for booking rooms

Gelman Library has a solution to the cramped quarters and dearth of study space that plague students: online reservations. New technology, slated to launch in February, will allow students to book study rooms online. The program “will hopefully help alleviate the conflicts that are going on right now,” said senior Andrew Cooper, Gelman’s student liaison. […]

Hollis paces Colonials in win over Harvard

December 13, 2008 Their tickets may have billed a match-up between GW and Harvard, but those in attendance Saturday at Smith Center were treated to an impromptu performance of the Damian Hollis Show. The junior forward tied his career-high, led all scorers and matched his jersey number and career-high with 22 points in the Colonials’ […]

Cost forces students to leave GW

The day after senior Alison Brazaitis received her early decision acceptance letter to GW four years ago, she got another letter saying she was not eligible for any financial aid. The news was devastating to her family, and to make ends meet her mother took a second job. But with an economic crisis at hand […]

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 […]