January 29, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 36

Stories from the January 29, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

D.C. resident pleads guilty to murder of alumna

A D.C. resident pleaded guilty in a Maryland court this week to the murder of a GW graduate student last spring. Gary T. McKinley, 26, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the April 2008 death of his girlfriend, 24-year-old preschool teacher Sheena Marie Day. Day was a graduate student at GW in spring 2008, and […]

University buys $16M building in Virginia

The University recently purchased a $16.6 million office building in Ashburn, Va., that will increase the size of GW’s Virginia campus by about 25 percent. The Virginia campus, which is roughly 25 miles from Foggy Bottom, is currently home to three GW buildings, two of which are used mainly for administrative offices and a third […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Edward P. Jones reads ‘The Known World’ Pulitzer Prize-winning author and visiting professor Edward P. Jones will read a passage from his novel about racism, memory and the power of art. 5 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Friday Building JJ Open House Check out the first “green” residence hall room on campus in the Revolution […]

Men’s basketball loses 10th in a row

Ten straight losses. It’s been a while since that figure could be attached to GW’s men’s basketball team, but so it came to be Wednesday night at La Salle, as the Colonials fell to the Explorers 76-66 to continue their slide. GW once again hung with the eventual victors for the majority of the contest, […]

Students, Foggy Bottom residents hold vigil for slain homeless man

GW students and Foggy Bottom residents gathered Wednesday evening to commemorate the life of a homeless man found murdered last month on a nearby street corner. Around 30 people met outside of Thurston Hall and marched silently toward Western Presbyterian Church on Virginia Avenue, near where Yoshio Nakada, 61, was discovered brutally murdered on Christmas […]

University delays scheduled Web site revisions

The first stage of revisions to the University’s Web site, slated for release this month, has been delayed until later this spring, a senior administrator said Wednesday. Robert Chernak, senior vice president of Student and Academic Support Services, attributed the delay to both technical and content-related issues. Chernak said the Web design team, which includes […]

Melanie Hoffman: Rooms for the rich

My parents always told me that money cannot buy happiness and that money cannot solve all your problems. But apparently, my parents didn’t know that at GW, this is untrue. At GW, a hefty sum of money can get you first dibs on the best campus housing. This past week the Residence Hall Association announced […]

SA confirms two cabinet members and two new senators

The Student Association confirmed two new cabinet members and voted on replacements for two vacant senate seats Tuesday night at its monthly senate meeting. Junior Kevin Homiak was confirmed as vice president of public affairs and freshman Dylan Pyne was named to the Socially Responsible Initiatives Commission. Homiak and Pyne were nominated by SA President […]

Evan Schwartz: Ask not what RateMyProfessors can do for you

Several weeks have passed in the semester, and students are beginning to find out exactly why their professors garnered all those frowning faces next to their names on RateMyProfessors.com. The site, while undoubtedly useful, can be very hit or miss. RateMyProfessors has inspired thousands of students to avoid taking that one particular biology class, but […]

Staff Editorial: Full speed ahead?

When the Titanic departed England, it was determined to arrive in New York City early. Despite warnings about icebergs, the ship was ordered to proceed “full speed ahead.” Well, we all know how that story ends. The current economic crisis has universities throughout the country donning their life vests – or at least checking their […]