February 26, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 44

Stories from the February 26, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

City Council may impose 5-cent fee on plastic or paper bags

As part of a last-ditch effort to clean up the Anacostia River, a new law in the District may charge a fee for using paper or plastic bags. Legislation introduced in the D.C. City Council last week would levy a 5-cent fee on each single-use plastic and paper bag used by shoppers at all grocery, […]

Provost’s dual roles questioned

University Provost John Williams resigned from the Board of Directors of the corporation managing the GW Hospital this month after GW leadership cited his position at the company – which includes a six-figure salary and stock options – as a possible conflict of interest. Williams, who is vice president of health affairs and the second […]

GSEHD professor reflects on career of teaching in ‘Last Lecture’

Web Extra Travis Wright discussed a life of difficult and rewarding experiences at the Marvin Center Tuesday night as part of GW’s ongoing Last Lecture series. Wright, a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, imparted the most important lessons he has learned since entering the field of education. At the heart […]

University nixes diving

In a move it says has been considered for a long period of time, the Department of Athletics has terminated the University’s diving program, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said on Tuesday. Kvancz said the fact that there are no plans for a diving well and board at the renovated Smith Center pool led to […]

Men’s basketball shines in overtime

Three years ago, the GW men’s basketball team needed a miracle to beat Charlotte in overtime and finish conference play undefeated. Wednesday night, the Colonials needed a similar comeback to beat Charlotte in overtime and preserve their small chance of finishing 12th in the conference and making the Atlantic 10 tournament. The two games may […]

Multicultural student groups grill SA candidates

Web Extra Student Association presidential candidates discussed the disconnect between the SA and multicultural student organizations Tuesday night at the GW Decision ’09 debate, hosted by the Black Student Union and the Multicultural Student Services Center. Six of the seven candidates running for SA President fielded questions from moderators Andrea Criollo and former SA President […]

Pops lands in San Antonio

Former GW basketball great Pops Mensah-Bonsu signed a 10-day contract with the National Basketball Association’s San Antonio Spurs, the team announced Wednesday. Mensah-Bonsu was on the bench last night as the Spurs beat the Portland Trail Blazers 99-84 in San Antonio, though he did not play. Before signing with the Spurs, Mensah-Bonsu played for the […]

Frank outspoken at CD event

One of Congress’ most outspoken representatives did not mince words when it came to the state of affairs in Washington at an event in the Marvin Center Monday night. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the House Financial Services committee, spoke to an enthusiastic, standing-room only crowd and made blunt pronouncements on the economy, partisanship […]

Cory Struble: Getting the finance debate right

Web Extra In the Hatchet’s interactive debate earlier this week, I asked Student Association candidates via YouTube how they would streamline the financial process for student organizations. I prefaced this question with the assertion that the discussion on student org finances has thus far been superficial because many candidates haven’t run student organizations and therefore […]

Varsity Roundup

Softball The Colonials picked up their first wins of the season Tuesday, sweeping UMBC 2-0, 10-7 in a home double-header. Junior Amanda Gabriel threw a five-hit shutout in the first game. Women’s lacrosse GW ran their season-opening losing streak to three Wednesday at American, falling by a 12-6 margin. Senior Katherine Simpson and juniors Mia […]