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.

University investment policies don’t require social responsibility

Despite a growing national trend toward socially conscious investing, University officials say the school has no plans to change its investment policies to mandate such guidelines. Socially responsible investing, or SRI guidelines, often prohibit investing in companies that fund war or genocide, mistreat workers or break child labor laws, produce “sin” products, or contribute to […]

Women’s basketball wins at Smith Center, loses on the road

This year’s GW women’s basketball team brings a lot to the table: energy, speed, toughness, to name a few. Yet there is one key characteristic they lack: experience, as was exemplified in the team’s up-and-down two-game weekend split. Sunday at Ohio, the Colonials (2-1) endured a rough first half, shooting just 10-for-35 from the field […]

Raas Chaos showcases traditional Indian dancing

Seven Indian dance teams from across the country brought the Lisner Auditorium stage to life Saturday night at the ninth annual Raas Chaos competition hosted at GW. Raas is an energetic traditional Indian dance style with colorful costumes, intricate formations and synchronized routines. The performers bounced to Indian beats and used colorful sticks made from […]

Volleyball falls in A-10 first round

After a 21-win regular season that helped them earn the fifth seed in the Atlantic 10 postseason, the GW women’s volleyball team fell 3-2 to Temple in the first round of the tournament Friday in Dayton, Ohio. The Colonials (21-12, 8-8 A-10) traded sets with the Owls, winning the first and third but dropping the […]

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 […]