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.

Educating EMTs

Two paramedics receive a dispatch to report to a motorcycle accident. While pushing a cot, with stethoscopes around their necks and walkie-talkies in their hands, they arrive at the scene to discover the motorcyclist lying in the street with an abrasion of the forehead, a deformity of the bicep and blood seeping from the thigh. […]

Congressman rejects SPHHS study on abortion amendment

The author of the controversial amendment to the House of Representatives-approved health care bill is rejecting the findings of a Nov. 16 report authored by five GW professors in the School of Public Health and Health Services. The study found that the Stupak-Pitts amendment – which is designed to restrict how abortions could be offered […]

Financing loans across the globe

Huddled under the protective covering of a rainproof tent in Kogan Plaza, GW students escaped the monsoon-like rains last Thursday night to pledge their time and money to budding entrepreneurs in the third world. Those who participated in the event were engaging in one of the latest trends sweeping international development: microfinance. They were attending […]

Congressman plugs clean energy

The United States needs a clean energy revolution, Congressman Jay Inslee told audience members at an event Thursday evening in Funger Hall. Rep. Inslee, D-Wash., serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and is known for his efforts in Congress regarding green technology. Also the leader of the recently proposed New Apollo Energy Act, […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Yoga on Mount Vernon Take a free yoga session on the Vern to unwind before going home for break. Hand Chapel | 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Men’s basketball faces Princeton Check out the men’s basketball team during its second home game of the season. Smith Center | 7 p.m. Friday Post-Thanksgiving dinner at the […]

On strong scoring day, Colonials’ defense shines

In a game where the GW men’s basketball team put up nearly 100 points, it would be easy to say the offense played well. But in Saturday’s 94-51 win over UMBC, it would be a mistake to overlook the Colonials’ (3-0) defense, which held the Retrievers to 30.6 percent shooting, forced eight steals and blocked […]

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 […]