March 5, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 46

Stories from the March 5, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Debt nears $1 billion

The University’s total debt grew to just under a billion dollars on Wednesday when the school borrowed $200 million – by issuing and selling bonds – to ensure access to cash in the troubled economy, administrators said. University finance officials said $90 million from the sale will be used to pay off existing debt and […]

Women’s lacrosse loses

With just under five minutes left to play in Wednesday’s women’s lacrosse game against George Mason, GW head coach Tara Hannaford thought her team might just win their first game of the season. Having lost their first four games of the season and down 12-5 with less than 20 minutes to play, the team scored […]

Hospital sued over fatal fall

The estate of a man who suffered fatal injuries after falling off the GW Hospital’s façade this summer is suing the hospital for failing to provide adequate care. The suit, filed in D.C. Superior Court, contends that 38-year-old Kossi Apeble received insufficient treatment and the hospital did not ensure its windows were up to safety […]

Nutritionists give their take on J Street

Eating healthy hasn’t gotten harder, but it might seem that way. Organic, locally grown, trans fats, saturated fats – all these terms are used to describe what we eat. But what does it mean? Which foods go along with the right choices? For GW students, eating could mean a quick spot on campus, a fancy […]

Board approves $10M for science center

The Board of Trustees has authorized the University to spend $10 million this year on initial planning for a proposed Science and Engineering Complex, marking the first major step in a project that would drastically shift GW’s academic focus and likely cost about $300 million. Faculty and University officials have discussed the building for many […]

Women upset in first round of A-10

Friday, March 6 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After the fifth-seeded GW women’s basketball team’s 62-58 loss to the 12th-seeded University of Rhode Island Friday afternoon in the first round of the Atlantic 10, typically verbose head coach Mike Bozeman had little to say. “I’m pretty much at a loss for words in description of my team’s […]

Men’s basketball team stumbles against UMass

AMHERST, Mass. – For 27 minutes and 29 seconds of Wednesday night’s men’s basketball team’s 77-62 loss against the University of Massachusetts Wednesday night, there was no distinguishable difference between the Colonials (10-17, 4-11 Atlantic 10) and their opponents. The two teams had given and taken the lead from each other multiple times throughout the […]

Gelman plans major upgrades

Gelman Library could be in line for a major renovation – if the necessary funding comes through. Library administrators are hoping to commence a $5 million renovation project of the entire first floor of Gelman as soon as this spring, but they say they are starving for funding. The project is part of a larger […]

Panel tackles graduate student debt

Web Extra A panel of higher education policy experts spoke about the explosion of student debt and advised students on how to pay for a graduate-level education in the Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday afternoon. With more than 40 percent of students burdened with an “unmanageable” amount of debt – defined as more than 8 percent […]

Green lobbying event draws thousands

Web Extra More than 50 GW students joined 12,000 young activists from across the country in D.C. over the weekend for the annual Power Shift environmental summit. The conference, based at the D.C. Convention Center, focused on training environmental activists to lobby Congress on green issues. Organizers also hosted a Capitol Hill rally, demanding bold […]