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.

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 […]

Former solicitor general will teach at Law School

The former solicitor general of the United States will join GW Law School as a full-time faculty member this week. Gregory Garre will teach classes on constitutional law and the Supreme Court, University spokeswoman Thai Phi Stone said. The solicitor general supervises and conducts litigation on behalf of the government in the United States Supreme […]

Crime Log

Attempted Burglary 1/14/09 – Academic Building – case closed An employee reported to the University Police Department that in the first two weeks of December, they observed that a projector in the Academic Building was loose. It was apparent that someone tried to steal it. Drug Law Violation 1/18/09 – 12:45 a.m. – Munson Hall […]

GW Hospital treats 91 inauguration-related patients

Ninety-one people sought medical attention from the GW Hospital throughout the course of the inauguration events, according to a hospital spokesperson. “We had some complaints of fractures, sprains, upper respiratory infections,” spokeswoman Heather Oldham said. Oldham added the most severe issues were a cardiac arrest and mini-stroke. The number of patients includes all those who […]

Day of service draws hundreds

Fueled by the excitement of the presidential inauguration, GW students participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Monday with paint brushes in hand and the spirit of change in mind. More than 700 volunteers, including 240 GW students, flooded into Anacostia High School in matching white T-shirts to repaint classrooms and help […]

Four months of work culminate as GW float rolls down Pennsylvania Avenue

Following months of planning and weeks of arduous construction, GW’s inaugural float finally made its appearance on the national stage as it glided down Pennsylvania Avenue Tuesday afternoon. Pulled by a rented trolley, the float stood atop two flatbed trailers, with walls separating the various depictions of the different GW schools. Features included a Baja […]

Company admits Facebook flub

Shady marketing practices by a publishing company geared toward colleges have raised questions about online security for incoming freshman on social networking sites. College Prowler, the company that produces “Off the Record” guidebooks about colleges across the country, created “Class of 2013” Facebook groups for more than 400 universities – including GW – to create […]

Joint Chiefs dine at Knapp home

After the swearing-in ceremony concluded on the National Mall Tuesday afternoon, University President Steven Knapp dined with President Barack Obama’s Joint Chiefs of Staff at his home on F Street. Commandant of the United States Coast Guard and GW alumnus Thad W. Allen contacted the University last week about a venue to hold the Joint […]