November 23, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 29

Stories from the November 23, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student Health distributes 1,000 swine flu vaccines

The Student Health Service has exhausted its supply of 1,000 H1N1 vaccines, the director of SHS said Friday. On Wednesday, an Infomail went out informing students that swine flu vaccines had arrived at SHS and that those under the age of 24 could receive the vaccine free of charge. After that announcement, SHS administered 300 […]

Sports in Brief

Kromah earns weekly rookie honors en’s basketball freshman Lasan Kromah, who led GW in scoring in its last two games, earned an Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week award for his output, the conference announced Sunday. romah, a 6-foot-5 guard, averaged 15.3 points in the Colonials’ three opening-week wins, knocking down 10 of 19 three-point […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Addressing symptoms of sadness

Typical college students exhibit signs of depression or symptoms of sadness at varying times throughout their college careers. For some, the sadness of college life kicks in a few weeks after the start of classes in the form of homesickness. For others, the sadness of the post-holiday interim, or “seasonal” depression, occurs after the start […]

Pelham Hall will increase Mount Vernon population by 40 percent

Web Exclusive October 9, 2009 The addition of Pelham Hall will increase the student population on GW’s Mount Vernon campus by 40 percent and will be just the second residence hall with freshmen and sophomores living together. The Pelham Redevelopment Project, which included completely demolishing the existing building to rebuild the new residence hall, will […]

Staff Editorial: Ready for a rivalry

It is well known that George Washington was a major proponent of neutrality. In his 1796 Farewell Address, he argued that America should refuse alliances and rivalries equally. But his namesake – this University – has decidedly ignored his advice, and is actively promoting a basketball rivalry with nearby school George Mason. While the campaign […]

GW groups work to combat homelessness with walk on National Mall

Web Exclusive Braving a 7 a.m. Saturday wakeup, hundreds of GW students walked to combat homelessness at the 22nd Annual Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon held on the National Mall. Students gathered for a pre-walk breakfast in Kogan Plaza at 7 a.m. and headed to the walk together. Team GW, which carried a buff […]

Elizabeth Orlan: Join the fight against HIV/AIDS

When Lupe Fiasco came to the Jack Morton Auditorium to promote the History Channel’s documentary “The People Speak,” he challenged students to find something we believe in, and fight for it. While this challenge was not broadcast to campus like Michelle Obama’s 100,000 hours community service challenge, it is equally important, and students should take […]

Men’s basketball 4-0 with win over Princeton

Tuesday, Nov. 24 Freshman Bryan Bynes felt his jump shot had been off the past couple games, so before Tuesday night’s home game against Princeton, he carved an hour out of his schedule to work on it. “That was one point where I wanted to make a statement tonight,” he said after the game. “And […]

Letter to the Editor: A thank you from Hobbs

I want to thank the Colonial Army and the entire GW community for the outstanding support displayed in our regular season home opener this Saturday. We always try to play hard and your incredible energy was a pivotal assist in our taking play to the next level. Fans like you truly make games at the […]

In front of first family, GW falls to Oregon State

Saturday, Nov. 28 In the midst of all the hoopla surrounding President Obama and his family attending Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Oregon State, it would be easy to attribute GW’s more-than-shaky start to a case of star-struck jitters. The Colonials did, after all, turn the ball over three of the first four times they […]