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.

Students bid thousands on dorms

The Residence Hall Association auctioned off 10 residence hall rooms for a top bid of almost $5,000 and gave away the top housing pick Tuesday at the 44th annual Martha’s Marathon. All the proceeds from the event directly benefit the University Scholarship Fund, which awards students with money for housing. “It’s another opportunity for students […]

Adjunct law professor shot in Virginia office

An adjunct GW law professor was shot Monday in his office in Virginia, and police are considering the possibility it was retribution for one of his past cases as a prosecutor. Todd Sanders, 45, was shot in his law office in Leesburg, Va., at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, Leesburg Police Lt. Jeffery Dubé said. Sanders, […]

Your favorite spring break…

“When I was abroad in Sydney, some friends and I chose to go to Thailand for spring break. I loved it. I always wanted to go to that area. It’s the most different place I’ve ever been to.”Samara Lender, senior “We were in Barcelona, and we went to Dublin during spring break for St. Patrick’s […]

District Mixtape: STA Travel Agents

In case you ever wondered what tracks a travel agent was partial to: 1. The Avett Brothers – Shame 2. Flight of the Conchords – Foux de Fa Fa 3. Muse – Hysteria 4. U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name 5. Crosby, Stills, & Nash – Southern Cross 6. Steve Miller Band – […]

SA senate votes to nix candidate signature rule

Candidates for Student Association office may no longer need to collect signatures to be considered for a spot on the ballot because of an amendment passed Tuesday night at the SA senate meeting. If approved by SA President Vishal Aswani, this new policy will allow students who “don’t want to jump through hoops” easier access […]

Student Health saw 30 flu cases last week

Web Extra GW Student Health Services saw 30 cases of the flu last week, an increase from last year that may be attributed to the low turnout for flu shots and the peak of the flu season. The Hatchet reported last year that 40 people were treated for the flu in the entire month of […]

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 […]