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.

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 […]

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 […]