March 9, 2009

Volume 105, Issue 47

Stories from the March 9, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Men, women disappoint in final games

If the Colonials’ quartet of seniors had anything they wanted to say after their final game donning the buff and blue Saturday, they didn’t stick around to do it. Head coach Karl Hobbs solemnly strode into the postgame press conference all alone, no players flanking his sides following the 63-53 loss to Temple. By the […]

Staff Editorial: Fire Hobbs

Correction appended For seniors watching the GWork Web site for job openings, a new post may be popping up soon – one with a six-figure salary. After two catastrophic years, it may be time for men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs and GW to part ways. Saturday night’s game, which was the last game for all […]

Letters to the Editor

Update your sex advice I’m aware that the sex column in The Hatchet has been the source of much controversy this year and there are many criticisms for having a sex column in a student newspaper – even an independent student newspaper. I for one am not opposed to a sex column. Sex is not […]

Obama addresses college affordability

The Obama administration has planned significant changes to the federal system of college grants and loans, a move it says could result in greater college affordability for students across the country. The administration plans to dramatically increase funding for Pell Grants and more direct student aid and to do away with bank-based loans. Obama’s proposed […]

Bozeman baffled by women’s first-round flop

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After the fifth-seeded 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 performance,” Bozeman said, speaking […]

Recycling issues still unsolved

The University has made a very public push to become more eco-friendly over the past year, but establishing a thriving recycling program remains a largely unfinished project. GW joined more than 500 universities and colleges in January by participating in Recyclemania, a nationwide recycling contest sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency. One of the program’s […]

Adair’s Colonial career meets unceremonious end

In what was potentially her final game in a GW women’s basketball uniform during this Friday’s Atlantic 10 tournament matchup against Rhode Island, center Jessica Adair did what senior team captains are supposed to do in the postseason: She played like it was the last game of her career. Unfortunately for Adair, no one else […]

Forensics grad students team up with UPD

Graduate students in the University’s Department of Forensic Sciences are getting a chance to work directly with law enforcement officers because of a new partnership with the University Police Department. UPD and forensic science faculty established a volunteer officer program where graduate students gain both classroom and field experience for future careers in security. UPD […]

Varsity Roundup

Softball The Colonials (5-7) won three of four games in this weekend’s Colonial Classic, beating Army twice and splitting a pair of contests with Pittsburgh. Freshman Kara Clauss was one out shy of tossing a no-hitter in the event’s final game Sunday, a 2-0 GW win. Baseball GW (6-7) took three out of four in […]

The new laser light show

Lisner Auditorium was covered in graffiti late last month. The words “pirate,” “hello,” and “thank you” dripped down the walls in green lettering. But by the next morning, it was all gone. That’s because instead of spray paint, the GW chapter of Graffiti Research Lab used high-powered laser pointers to draw temporary images on buildings. […]