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.

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 […]

Off-campus options

Other neighborhoods are often the choice for students looking to move off campus. Below are some options for those interested in making the switch. Georgetown The lowdown: Although Georgetown does not have its own Metro stop, the proximity to upscale restaurants, shops and the waterfront makes this area one of D.C.’s most desirable neighborhoods. If […]

Bridging the gap

“Where are all the black people?” asked sophomore Sally Nuamah. “How does this relate to me?” Nuamah was referring to the subject matter of her class on U.S. Diplomacy. But it’s a question she and other black students ask frequently – sometimes in class, but often just walking around a campus they say can feel […]