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.

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 […]

Andrew Alberg: Progress shown despite defeat

There was a day not so long ago when GW men’s basketball team could count on a series of lucky breaks and fortuitous bounces to propel them to victories in a close game. Those days are no longer, but despite surface appearances, all is not lost with this current Colonials team. When discussing a team […]

School Without Walls anticipates renovated facility

Extensive renovations are underway at the School Without Walls on G Street, and school officials hope the multi-million dollar project will modernize the visibly aging 125-year-old building to provide much-needed resources for academics. Construction on the building, located adjacent to the new GW residence hall on F Street, began this fall and is on schedule […]

Diana Kugel: Know when to cut yourself off

Why did you decide to go to college? Sure, you may claim it was to expand your horizons, to make lifelong friends, to learn to live on your own and so on. But beyond these surface reasons, I think most students – and practically all parents – will agree that the main motivation is to […]

Rezoning of historic townhouse worries Foggy Bottom residents

A townhouse on H Street may soon get a seven-story addition because of a zoning map amendment approved by the D.C. Zoning Commission this month. The building, near Au Bon Pain at 2013 H St., has been redistricted and is now considered to be within a business zone, rather than a residential one. The Health […]

Staff Editorial: In memory of Laura

On Friday morning, GW awoke to one of the warmest and sunniest days this year, but by 9:30 a.m., the sunshine felt more unnatural than the bitter cold of the past weekend. It was then that the GW community was notified of the tragic death of sophomore Laura Treanor. Laura Treanor, 1989-2009 Friends remember Treanor […]

Campus Calendar

Monday The Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein Students Defending Democracy host Lt. Col. Steve Russell, who will speak about his role in capturing Saddam Hussein in Iraq. 8:30 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Tuesday The State of the Youth Vote: Engagement Beyond the Election Luke Russert, son of the late NBC News correspondent Tim Russert, […]