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.

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 […]

Journalism enrollment stays strong, despite grim outlook

The world’s oldest wire service, the Associated Press, laid off 90 employees last week. The Washington Post plans to lay off parts of its news staff before Dec. 31, and BusinessWeek is letting go a third of its staff as Bloomberg prepares to buy the magazine. But despite a grim employment outlook for journalists to-be, […]

University will verify half of service hours

Administrators will verify at least half of the community service hours logged by community members on the newly launched VolunteerMatch Web site, a University official said last week. More than 8,000 hours were logged on the VolunteerMatch site as of Friday afternoon, but University spokeswoman Emily Cain said these hours will not be added to […]

Global health professor and AIDS activist dies at 49

Gilbert Kombe, a global health professor and international leader in the fight against AIDS, died Nov. 6. He was 49. His wife, Karin Theophile Kombe, said the cause of death was a cerebral stroke. Kombe received his master’s degree in public health from GW in the 1990s, spending his nights in the classroom and his […]

Facilities battles Foggy Bottom rat issues

The Facilites department’s head reported actions taken over the summer to curtail the number of rats on campus have resulted in fewer reports of rodents in GW buildings, but some students say rodents remain a nuisance. Facilities took special precautions over the summer to fight rats, Associate Vice President for Facilities Juan Ibanez said, like […]