January 15, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 33

Stories from the January 15, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The audacity of funk

Didn’t score a ticket to GW’s inaugural ball? Spend the evening with the Fort Knox Five and hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa. In honor of Barack Obama’s inauguration, Fort Knox Five, a local funk group (think Public Enemy meets A Tribe Called Quest pumped with James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic) is throwing their own inaugural bash, Funk […]

Lavender steps up in new role for Colonials

For four years, the last thing GW’s women’s basketball team had to worry about was the play of its point guard. After all, Kim Beck was one of the best in the country, doing everything for the Colonials as an extension of head coach Joe McKeown on the court. But when Beck graduated last May, […]

After the fall

Searching for art on campus? Look no further the Smith Hall windows. The exhibition space on the first floor of Smith Hall of Art will continue to host showings of art by University students and faculty, said Patrick McDonough, spokesman and organizer for the exhibitions. Along with fellow graduate students, McDonough will organize art displays […]

Men drop sixth straight

A cursory glance at GW’s half of the box score against Duquesne Wednesday night would not seem to suggest defeat. The Colonials shot 64 percent from the floor, including hitting eight of 10 three-pointers, while getting a 25-point performance from senior Rob Diggs and double-digit outputs from four others. But a glance at the other […]

District Mixtape: GW Men’s Basketball

In case you ever wondered what GW basketball listens to. You know, besides Karl Hobbs. 1. Lil Wayne – Sky’s the Limit 2. Young Jeezy feat. Nas – My President 3. Beastie Boys – Brass Monkey 4. Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child 5. Lil Wayne – Best Thing Yet 6. Lecrae – Souled Out 7. […]

Alumnus unable to vacate Gaza

A GW alumnus living in Gaza City is urgently trying to leave his home and escape the ongoing conflict that has left nearly a thousand dead and many more wounded. Kamal El-Kafarna, a native Palestinian who received his master’s degree in systems engineering from GW in 2003, said he has been scared to leave his […]

The Stage is Set

At a college without a football team, you might say politics is GW’s sport – and inauguration its homecoming. And as the nation’s eyes turn to Washington to see the first black president sworn in next week, GW will celebrate like no other college in the country. After all, it is the reason why many […]

Ex-student arrested for stalking

A former student who was arrested twice last month for unlawfully entering campus buildings was arrested again last week for allegedly stalking a GW alumna, according to court documents. Chris Gauss, 21, sent more than 1,000 harassing e-mails and voice messages to a 2008 graduate, according to an arrest warrant filed last week in D.C. […]

January 20 will be a tough trek for employees

There is no doubt that getting into Foggy Bottom will be a challenge on Inauguration Day, but preparations are being made to ensure all GW employees whose services are crucial can get to work safely and on time. Like all nongovernmental citizens entering the city for festivities, University Police Department officers, doctors at the GW […]

Students accelerate inaugural float construction

With only a few days before GW sends a float down Pennsylvania Avenue in the inaugural parade, student leaders are working around the clock to finish the project and stay on budget. The cost of the actual float is roughly $58,000, but more than $30,000 has been spent on related costs, said Tim Miller, executive […]