January 26, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 35

Stories from the January 26, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

What’s the deal with the locked individual study rooms in Gelman?

Any GW student who has ever wandered around Gelman Library’s upper floors looking for quiet study space has most likely come upon the small offices lining the fourth and fifth floors. The rooms, which seem to always be unoccupied and always locked, are tempting to many students because of the peace and privacy they offer. […]

Claire Autruong: The real face of Facebook

Let’s face it. Facebook really isn’t just for us college kids anymore. Those of us who waited anxiously for our college e-mail addresses back in 2004 and 2005 so that we could make profiles on the new, exclusive college Web site would hardly even recognize that old site today. Facebook has become a new kind […]

Clayton McCleskey: A return to a spiritual path

What do you worship? It’s an important question, but one we don’t think about often. Sometimes, however, life forces us to re-examine what is important, to ask ourselves what is worth worshipping. Laura Treanor, 1989-2009 Friends remember Treanor at memorial service, Catholic Mass Cause of student’s death remains a mystery Treanor was a positive and […]

Letters to the Editor

Inaugural float a waste of resources If there was one good thing to be said about our inaugural parade float, it would be that it provided our school with one of the strongest uniting forces this campus has experienced in recent memory: We are all united in agreement over its complete and total repulsiveness. But, […]

GW Expat: Sharing a dish of Korean culture

SEOUL, Korea Most nights I go to dinner with other students and professors at places that specialize in violently spicy seafood soup, slabs of grilled bacon or red pepper chicken and glass noodles. Seoul has an incredible number of restaurants and it is normal for people to eat out almost every night, especially students, because […]

Cause of student’s death remains a mystery

Four days after the sudden death of sophomore Laura Treanor, the causes of her passing remain largely a mystery to her friends and family. Even as the details of that night emerge, few help explain why the 19-year-old never woke up Friday morning. Laura Treanor, 1989-2009 Friends remember Treanor at memorial service, Catholic Mass Cause […]

Colonials fall short in double-OT

There was a lot going on in Sunday’s men’s basketball game against Rhode Island: two overtimes, 141 shots, 183 points, 10 double-digit scorers, 12 ties, a dozen more lead changes, clutch free throws, timely three-pointers and countless opportunities to win. In the end these factors added up to a 94-89 score and, most importantly, GW’s […]

Wife of former GW president dies at 91

Evelyn “Betty” Elliott, wife of University President Emeritus Lloyd Elliott, passed away Thursday. She was 91. Lloyd Elliott served as president of the University from 1965 to 1988. Elliott School of International Affairs Dean Michael Brown said Evelyn Elliott was proud that the school was named after her family, and said she was involved in […]