November 19, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 28

Stories from the November 19, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

University names new spokeswoman

The University announced Monday a former spokeswoman for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has been named GW’s media relations director, a position that has been vacant for nearly six months. Candace Smith began serving in her new role as the University’s chief spokeswoman Nov. 11. Smith, who most recently served as a media crisis […]

Student-run sailing team enjoys success

For the GW sailing team, sport is as much fun as it is form. Wind whips past you, catching the sails of your boat, and you pull the jib rope just tight enough to give your skipper enough energy to steer to the front of the race. As you glide through the water, you work […]

Depth makes up for ‘another slow start’ from Hollis

BOSTON – Senior Damian Hollis began last season slowly, a fact that head coach Karl Hobbs said last week put the team “behind the eight ball” and in an early hole from which it was difficult to escape once Hollis got on track later in the season. Hobbs emphasized the importance of a fast start […]

Sex and the suburbs

Stereotypically speaking, people move to the suburbs seeking tranquility and safety. Generic Theatre Company’s adaptation of the play “SubUrbia,” opening this weekend in the Lisner Downstage, challenges that concept. The comedy-drama written by professional actor Eric Bogosian and directed by junior Evan Schwartz, examines racism, success and conflicting worldviews among a group of young, aloof […]

Women’s basketball edges North Texas in opener

Head coach Mike Bozeman’s young GW women’s basketball team had held the lead for only 57 seconds all game in Tuesday’s match-up at North Texas before 5-foot-3 freshman guard Danni Jackson hit two free throws to give the team a one-point lead with 1:25 to play. After the Mean Green tied it back up, sophomore […]

Crime Log

Assault 11/15/09 – Mitchell Hall – 3:50 a.m. – Case closed University Police Department officers responded to a report of a fight between two students in a relationship. Upon questioning, the male subject admitted to assaulting his girlfriend. An assault between two individuals in a relationship is considered domestic violence under D.C. law. Closed by […]

A musical trail leading through Kogan

For students who walk through Kogan Plaza daily, there might be more of a chance you’ll see President Obama on your way to class than a young rock star casually strumming on his guitar. Hatchet Video That changed Tuesday, however, when Justin Pierre of the group Motion City Soundtrack took to the center of campus […]

Students frustrated by GWeb problems

Freshman Joseph Song woke up at 6:30 a.m. on Monday so he could be one of the first students of the day to register for classes. But like many students, Song ran into technical problems with the GWeb registration system that keep him from getting the classes he wanted. Song said when he tried to […]

All-female panel to preside over moot court

For the first time in the event’s history, the GW Law School’s annual Van Vleck Moot Court in January will host an all-female panel of judges, law school Dean Frederick Lawrence said last week. The three panelists will include Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Debra Livingston and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judges Sandra […]