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.

Matt Grifferty: Credit where credit’s due

After President-elect Barack Obama’s victory this fall, CNN political commentator Donna Brazile stated that his election was propelled by one constituency: the youth vote – the college kids who came out in numbers for Obama. Yet as the inauguration approaches, it’s becoming clear that this pivotal group will be underrepresented at the culmination of their […]

Alexander leaves Colonials

The athletics department announced Wednesday that sophomore basketball player Xavier Alexander had “voluntarily withdrawn” from the University – making him the fourth player to leave the program since last March. “I don’t think is the start of a trend, but I’ve been wrong before,” Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said Wednesday, noting that the decision […]

Ross Griffith: The price is far from right

Last semester, I bought a new textbook for $120, but a friend who had taken the class before promised that it could be sold back for around $70. I fantasized about being handed three crisp Jeffersons and a Hamilton. But guess what? A new edition was coming out, and my $120 new book was worthless. […]

Lyndsey Wajert: What’s in a poem?

On Inauguration Day, many of us will be lining the streets to watch the parade, while others will simply be busy avoiding the influx of an estimated four million visitors. But what may not be at the top of most people’s agenda is perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of this inauguration: On Jan. […]

Commencement planned for National Mall

For the fourth consecutive year, the University’s Commencement ceremony will take place on the National Mall. Although GW has filed the appropriate paperwork, the Park Service has not yet confirmed the event. University Spokeswoman Tracy Schario attributed this to presidential inauguration activities. “Our plan is to use the National Mall,” she said. Set for Sunday, […]

Crime Log

CRIME LOG Destruction 12/21/09 – Thurston Hall – case closed Someone drew an obscene picture on a resident’s door in Thurston. No suspects or witnesses Unlawful Entry 12/29/09 – 12:30 p.m. – Burns Law Library – case closed University Police Department officers responded to a call that there was a man in the law library […]

Medical school submits plan to remove probation

Correction appended The School of Medical and Health Sciences submitted the required plan to remove its probation in late December, a spokeswoman for the school said this week. The submission was two weeks ahead of the deadline set by the accrediting body, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, said Deborah Hudson, assistant vice president of […]

Snapshot: Urban Jungle

Harry Bergman/Hatchet photographer Sophomore Shelby Hickman waves to a student wearing a bear costume promoting GW TRAILS Wednesday afternoon.

Former speechwriters anticipate Obama inauguration

On Tuesday, President-elect Barack Obama will deliver a highly-anticipated inaugural address that will likely go down in history, and three former presidential speechwriters said in a panel discussion Thursday they have high expectations. The fifth and final installment of the “What Do We Do Now? A Workbook for the President-Elect” series featured Raymond Price, Walter […]