January 12, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 32

Stories from the January 12, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students begin construction on inaugural float

Something is happening in the basement of the Academic Center. A week before the spring semester began, GW staffers who park their cars in the garage’s fourth basement level could hear laughter and construction noises coming from a corner blocked off with large white tarps. About 50 students gave up a week of their winter […]

Men fall flat in A-10 opener against Richmond

For much of Saturday night’s men’s basketball 60-48 loss to Richmond, head coach Karl Hobbs’ team looked like a group that had lost four straight games to some of the worst teams in the country. The Spiders led 25-5 in the first half, a lead that swelled to 23 points early in the second half […]

Anything but Starbucks: where to get coffee off campus

Gelman may have its own Starbucks, but after experiencing it during the hustle and bustle of last semester’s finals you might want to steer clear. Here are other alternatives for those who need caffeine and a study fix in one: WHAT: Illy Espresso Bar WHERE: 1143 New Hampshire Ave. N.W. It’s near Dupont Circle. WHO: […]

Security tightens for inauguration

Road closures, beefed-up security and parking restrictions are only some of the measures the University and city have planned to manage the throngs of people expected for the inauguration next week, administrators said. Nearly all of the Foggy Bottom campus will be inside the Secret Service’s security perimeter to enforce security restrictions on the days […]

What’s in a name? The most popular names at GW

Correction appended “Is there a Michael here?” If you’re at GW, the answer is probably yes. That’s because Michael is the most popular name for George Washington undergraduates. The Hatchet gathered data from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning to break down the name game at GW. According to this data, 174 Michaels currently […]

Univ. advances toward research goal with new VP

The University took a major step toward its goal of expanding research opportunities with the announcement of a prominent neuroscientist as the first vice president for research last month. Dr. Leo Chalupa will be the University’s chief research officer – a position that administrators hope will launch GW into the competitive research market. The position […]

Harold Gray, 55, helped D.C.’s ‘invisible people’

The writer, a Hatchet reporter, knew the Rev. Gray personally and often joined him and other GW students to feed the homeless on Monday nights. The Rev. Harold Gray, 55, a mentor and leader to many GW students who volunteered to feed the homeless, passed away from a heart attack over winter break. His organization […]

Women lose in final moments

With the clock winding down in Richmond, Va., Saturday night, mere seconds separated the GW women’s basketball team from collecting their first road victory of the season and snapping a three-game losing streak. But the Spiders’ Danielle Belle delayed the former and extended the latter, banking a shot off the glass with less than two […]

Homeless death stuns FB residents

About two dozen people gathered Thursday evening to remember a quirky homeless man and familiar face around GW who was brutally slain near campus on Christmas Eve. The small vigil was conducted outside the Potomac Plaza Apartments at 24th Street and Virginia Avenue where Yoshio Nakada, 61, was found dead on Dec. 24. Nakada died […]