February 5, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 38

Stories from the February 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Colonials crash in loss to Richmond

Before their game Wednesday night, the GW women’s basketball team looked loose, relaxed and confident, dancing to pregame music and smiling as they warmed up. The good mood faded quickly, however, as the Richmond Spiders delivered a stern reality check in the form of a 55-49 Colonial defeat. The Colonials entered the game having won […]

Spring fraternity rush draws lower turnout than expected

Web Extra All 16 chapters of the Inter-Fraternity Council held spring recruitment events last week, but the Inter-Fraternity Council president said the number of students who joined fraternities was lower than expected. IFC President Chas Pressner attributed the low turnout to the passing of Phi Sigma Sigma sorority member Laura Treanor the week before spring […]

Alum dies in Ethiopia, officials suspect homicide

A GW alumnus working for the State Department was found dead in Ethiopia this week and U.S. government officials say his death is being investigated as a homicide. Brian Adkins, who graduated in 2007, worked for the State Department as a Foreign Service officer stationed in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa. Representatives from the State […]

Diggs stepping out into new role

PHILADELPHIA-For the last three years, senior forward Rob Diggs has been the GW men’s basketball team’s go-to man in the post. Possessing a rare combination of agility, fluidity and touch, the 6-foot-9 Maryland native has sometimes been the only source of points for a Colonials team that has struggled to score for much of the […]

Students call for new transgender policy

The Student Association joined an LGBTQ student organization last week in demanding explicit protection for transgender students in the University Code of Conduct. Members of the Allied in Pride student organization have been fighting to alter the University’s anti-discrimination policy to include transgender students – and won a major victory on Jan. 27 when the […]

Nobel Peace laureate packs Lisner

Muhammad Yunus, winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, detailed his lifelong efforts to end global poverty to a captivated audience of D.C. residents and students in Lisner Auditorium Wednesday night. The Bangladeshi economist and professor has received numerous awards for his philanthropic works, but Yunus received the highest recognition, the Nobel Peace Prize, in […]

New dorm likely most expensive

Close to 500 juniors were chosen last week to live in GW’s newest and most expensive dorm, 2135 F Street, next year. The five-year project, slated for completion in June, is the first GW building with singles and suite-style living, said Seth Weinshel, director for GW Housing. “We haven’t done a building like this ever […]