March 2, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 45

Stories from the March 2, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Andrew Alberg: ‘Hobbs-speak’ sets bar too low

Overachieve (verb): to achieve success over and above the standard or expected level. During Karl Hobbs’ nine years as head men’s basketball coach, that word has become synonymous with what has been dubbed “Hobbs-speak,” a set of words and phrases the coach resorts to during every interview. During the team’s 2005-2006, Hobbs said the team […]

Students protest ‘Don’t Ask’ policy

Shouts of “Stop the hate!” could be heard blocks away as nearly 60 students made their way from Kogan Plaza to the White House to protest the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy on Saturday. Allied in Pride organized the protest after freshman Todd Belok was dismissed from GW’s NROTC last semester for kissing another […]

Women fall on senior day for first time in 18 years

With senior day festivities in full swing and a shot at the second seed in the upcoming Atlantic 10 tournament up for grabs, there was plenty for the GW women’s basketball team to celebrate before its regular season finale. After a 59-49 loss to Temple in front of a larger than usual Smith Center crowd, […]

Lifton wins EVP race

Two votes. That was all that kept Student Association presidential candidate Kyle Boyer from securing the SA’s top position Thursday night. But instead of claiming victory, Boyer will now face runner-up Julie Bindelglass in a runoff election in two weeks. For a presidential candidate to win the SA election, they must garner more than 40 […]

Loss denies GW first-round bye in Charlotte

The immediate result of any basketball game is a tally in the win or loss column, but GW’s 59-49 home loss to Temple Sunday had much higher stakes than a number on a season record. Not only was it the Colonials’ (17-12, 9-5 Atlantic 10) final regular season game, and the last Smith Center contest […]

Men win in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. – After an extended midseason stretch of turmoil, the GW men’s basketball team’s season appears to be on the rebound – and junior Damian Hollis is leading the way. The 6-foot-8 forward collected a career-high 16 boards and scored a team-leading 15 points to fuel a 66-57 win over Richmond Saturday night, giving […]

Staff Editorial: SMHS’s Skeletons

How much fuss is it possible to make over insufficient study space? It is logical to conclude, then, that something more serious is wrong at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, which has been on academic probation with its accreditor, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, since this past October. The school, which refuses […]

Univ. reduces lobbying spending

The University has spent more than $3 million lobbying the United States government over the past 10 years, but has recently minimized formal lobbying in favor of a more relationship-based approach, according to a Hatchet analysis of disclosure forms and interviews with administrators. Lobbying expenses peaked in 2003 when GW spent $629,000, documents show, with […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s lacrosse The women’s lacrosse team (0-4) lost 13-9 to Drexel on Sunday at the Mount Vernon Athletics Complex. The Colonials led 5-4 at halftime, but gave up seven consecutive goals in the second half, putting them in an insurmountable hole. Junior Mia Breheny scored three goals – all in the first half – to […]