January 22, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 34

Stories from the January 22, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Secrets Revealed!

Frank Warren curates PostSecret, a project asking strangers to mail him their secrets. HatchetArts asked Warren to offer us the answer to some of life’s deepest secrets: Success: Define it yourself. Women: Still a secret to me, but a much deeper one now. Fixing a copy machine: I don’t know how to fix them. But […]

No problems reported for dorm security during inauguration

Web Extra Playing host to about 1,500 visitors to campus for inauguration weekend was largely unproblematic, GW administrators, police and students said. “I think UPD and Housing Programs works well together and planned properly for the weekend,” said Dolores Stafford, Chief of the University Police Department. “The success of the residence hall security was a […]

Free concert kicks off inauguration, drawing thousands

The promise of celebrities ranging from Beyonce to Tom Hanks – not to mention President Barack Obama – was enough to make masses of GW students wake up early and brave the cold to attend the “We Are One” concert on Sunday at the Lincoln Memorial. The concert, which honored Obama and Vice President Joe […]

Men lose in last minute against Dayton after technical foul

This season, GW’s men’s basketball team has lost sometimes because its offensive wasn’t good enough, sometimes because its defense wasn’t good enough and sometimes because its best players were seated squarely on the bench. But Thursday night against Atlantic 10 rival Dayton, it lost in a whole new way entirely. Trailing 61-60 with 21 seconds […]

Inauguration visitors swamp Foggy Bottom Metro

Like many Metro stations in D.C., the Foggy Bottom stop clogged with riders and long lines from the inauguration crowds – especially on Tuesday. The lines began around 1 p.m. as revelers began departing the National Mall, Metro worker Jibril Baith said. “The platforms are filling up faster than the trains can pick people up,” […]

Student groups host Congressional Black Caucus leader

Web Extra Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., stressed the importance of service and community outreach Monday, at a book signing for her autobiography. The Black Student Union, the Multicultural Student Services Center and the Williams House hosted the event in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Lee, who is also the chairwoman of the […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday MLK Awards Ceremony The Multicultural Student Services Center will recognize GW students who exhibit the qualities of Martin Luther King Jr. 6 p.m. Dorothy Betts Theatre, Marvin Center Friday PostSecret’s Frank Warren Program Board hosts Frank Warren, creator of PostSecret, a Web site where people from around the world create artistic postcards revealing their […]

University loses two former trustees, former association president

Web Extra Three notable University figures, two former members of the Board of Trustees and the former president of the GW Alumni Association, passed away last semester. Trustee emeritus John Manning, who graduated from the School of Engineering in 1957 and the Law School in 1961, passed away in August. He served as president of […]

Thousands celebrate at largest inaugural ball in GW’s history

After hours bundled up in freezing temperatures on the National Mall, members of the GW community shed the layers of warm clothing for ball gowns and tuxedos to dance the night away at the University’s largest inaugural ball to date. Thousands of students, alumni and employees partied together for about four hours at Tuesday’s celebration, […]

Officer testifies at hearing for alleged stalker of alumna

A police officer testified last week at a hearing for a former GW student charged with stalking an alumna. Chris Gauss, 21, allegedly transmitted more than 1,000 harassing e-mails and several voicemails to a 2008 graduate after she asked him not to contact her, said Metropolitan Police Department officer Jose Nieves-Campos, who testified at the […]