February 17, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 41

Stories from the February 17, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Varsity Roundup

Women’s Squash The Colonials finished their season ranked 15th in the nation after going 1-2 in this weekend’s Howe Cup. Softball GW was swept in the Carolina Classic over the long weekend, dropping all four games at the season-opening event. The Colonials scored a total of only two runs in the four losses. Women’s Water […]

Panelists examine history of black leadership

Web Extra Four scholars and leaders discussed the evolution of black leadership from the early days of slavery to the election of Barack Obama at a forum entitled “Before there was Barack” at the Marvin Center Monday night. The panelists examined black leadership and how lessons from the past can be applied to future struggles. […]

Studying with Shakespeare

Senior Liz Bettinger never knew that a chance course she applied for after its deadline would turn into her thesis. This past semester, Bettinger and a handful of other girls woke up early and took the Metro to Capitol Hill every Friday morning so that they could experience, as Bettinger puts it, the “once in […]

Colonials crushed in Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Overwhelmed. That was GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs’s assessment of his team in Saturday’s 69-51 loss at Charlotte. The Colonials (7-15, 1-9 Atlantic 10) got off to a disquieting start after hostile crowd noise caused them to miss their pregame introduction cues, with things never significantly improving after they made […]

Mraz and Folds draw thousands

The Smith Center was packed with screaming fans Friday night – though this time not for a basketball game. Musicians Jason Mraz and Ben Folds co-headlined a concert in the venue which drew crowds estimated at 3,800 and had students lining up early in the afternoon to secure prime seats. Along with Folds and Mraz, […]

Hatchet Checkup: Common cold myths

With flu season in full swing, students need to reinforce their antiviral defenses in order to ward off the common cold. But a major step in overcoming a cold is differentiating fact from myth. Dr. Matthew Mintz, an associate professor at GW’s School of Medicine, and Susan Haney, associate director of Student Health Service, helped […]

Mitchell resident charged with possession

A student found in possession of ecstasy and marijuana in his Mitchell Hall room last month has been charged in Superior Court, according to court documents. On Jan. 22, University Police Department officers found ecstasy and marijuana in the room of John Nilsson, 19, court documents state. Police also found two water bongs and two […]

Sex Column: Losing your virginity

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you went to high school. And if you went to a high school, especially a public one, you may have had to sit through some kind of seminar where you were asked to make a pledge to hang on to your virginity until you were married. […]

Ifill tackles race and politics

Her book may be called “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama,” but bestselling author and journalist Gwen Ifill said she started her project thinking Barack Obama was going to lose the election. “When I started writing it, it was with the premises that Obama was not going to be president,” Ifill […]

Professor under fire for water study

Editor’s note (Aug. 21, 2009) A June 2009 report from The Washington Post said that an investigation into the matter showed Guidotti did not intentionally try to deceive NIH journal readers. The sentence “There appears to have been no identifiable public health impact from the elevation of lead in drinking water in Washington DC in […]