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.

GW coming into form

The GW women’s basketball team ended its final nonconference game on a high note, but Wednesday’s narrow win against Villanova highlighted adjustments that must be made in order for the team to excel in Atlantic 10 play. Outscored in the second half, the Colonials held on to a seven-point lead to win 67-60, despite a […]

SA utilizes online bookstore

To make the hunt for cheap textbooks easier, the Student Association announced last week they will partner with BrunoBooks.com, a Web site that compiles and compares textbook prices from the GW bookstore with various Internet booksellers. While legal issues raised by the University stalled the project’s progress in December, it was launched in time for […]

Frank Warren knows your secrets

Frank Warren has two secrets he will never tell you. One involves the FBI contacting him about a postcard he received. Another is where he keeps his mail, which he has a lot of. Warren is the curator of PostSecret, a project that asks strangers to mail in postcards that contain a written personal secret. […]

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 […]