February 23, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 43

Stories from the February 23, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women come back from 20-point deficit

For nearly the entire first half of Saturday’s GW women’s basketball game against St. Bonaventure it was the Colonials, not the Bonnies, who looked like the inexperienced team, flustered by the pressure of late-season college basketball. Poor shooting and sloppy ball-handling by GW translated into a 20-point deficit midway through the fist half. Thankfully for […]

Mimicking minstrels

Correction appended With his face coated in black paint and his mouth encircled in red lipstick, Omari Daniels harkens back to an often-forgotten and racist practice in American history. As of late, the black freshman has made his presence known on campus by dressing in blackface for the entirety of Black History Month to spread […]

Zenk wows at A-10 swim championships

After a disappointing regular season, the GW men’s and women’s swim teams were encouraged by their ninth-place finish at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championship over the weekend, as senior David Zenk took home top performer honors for an unprecedented third time. “The team exceeded all expectations,” said head coach Dan Rhinehart. “The records […]

Group empowers black men

At the beginning of this academic year, 698 black men were enrolled in GW as undergraduates. That is about 3 percent of the undergraduate student population. And to black men, those figures can make the University seem daunting and full of insurmountable obstacles, said members of the Black Men’s Initiative, a group created to strengthen […]

University considering advising system

Figuring out whether that history class fulfills a requirement or exploring a potential second major may become easier if an online advising system that the University is considering comes to fruition. Administrators say GW is in the process of researching and developing an online degree audit system, where students would be able to enter courses […]

Basketball Notebook: Katuka steps in, steps up

CINCINNATI, Ohio – With senior frontcourt stalwart Rob Diggs taking a seat on the bench due to foul trouble in Sunday’s 71-53 loss to No. 15/16 Xavier (AP, ESPN/USA Today), sophomore Joseph Katuka got a chance to show what he could do against the big boys’ big bodies – and he capitalized. The 6-foot-11 center […]

Townhouse Row leases to expire

Some fraternities and sororities on Townhouse Row might soon find themselves without a house. The current set of leases is set to expire at the end of the spring 2010 semester, and each occupant must reapply next semester with the University to renew their lease. Greek-letter organizations that do not have housing on Townhouse Row […]

Varsity Roundup: Baseball, Gymnastics, Women’s water polo, Women’s Lacrosse

Baseball The baseball team started its season with four losses, two to Eastern Michigan and two to Winthrop in Rock Hill, S.C. Junior Sean Rockey went 3-for-3 with two walks and two RBIs to lead the Colonials during their 10-5 loss Saturday to Eastern Michigan. GW has its home opener Feb. 28 against Lehigh. Gymnastics […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Love Your Body Week: Woman 2 Woman Join a discussion about healthy body image and how to protect yourself on campus. 8 p.m. Ivory Tower Community Room Real Conversations “Out of the Closet: Shedding Light on the GW LGBT Community Participate in a discussion on current issues within GW’s LGBT community as part of […]

SA candidate pool increases by more than 80 percent

Fifty-six students are vying for positions in the Student Association elections, 81 percent more than competed last year. More students were granted the opportunity to pursue SA office this year because of a recent change to the Joint Elections Committee charter eliminating the signature collection requirement once necessary for candidacy. In total, 56 people are […]