December 3, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 30

Stories from the December 3, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Spotlight: Saturday night’s a cappella battle

If a cappella is your thing, then Saturday night should be a delight. The Vibes, the Pitches and the Sirens each have their annual Winter concerts in the evening. If you can’t magically make it to each of the shows, we asked the groups’ directors why their concert is the one worth checking out. What […]

Beyond your Imogen

There are musicians, and then there is Imogen Heap: her concert Monday at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue featured cute costumes, an intricate set and bizarre instruments used to create the English singer-songwriter’s signature blend of pop and electronica. Heap mostly performed songs from her latest effort, “Ellipse,” along with a few older favorites […]

Fiery fans fuel men’s basketball victory

Before Wednesday night’s men’s basketball game against George Mason even began, the Colonial Army had staked its territory, filling in its seating section shortly after the gates opened. Fans continued to file into the Smith Center as game time approached, nearly filling student seating to capacity and beginning their chants well before the opening tip. […]

Despite fall, Hogan becomes All-American

As senior cross country runner Megan Hogan opened the door to enter the Smith Center Wednesday morning, she caught the eye of men’s basketball player Travis King, who was walking out at the moment but held up at the sight of Hogan. “Congratulations,” King told her. “I’ve been meaning to tell you that.” Such incidents […]

Women’s basketball loses at Tennessee

The GW women’s basketball team continued its skid on the road as they fell 93-53 at No. 6/5 Tennessee (AP, ESPN/USA Today) Tuesday. GW kept pace through the first five minutes of the game, but after taking a 10-9 lead, the Lady Volunteers used a 45-14 run to close out the first half and take […]

Activists march for AIDS

Hundreds of activists marched to the White House and the office of Mayor Adrian Fenty Monday afternoon to mark World AIDS Day, saying the fight against the pandemic is far from over. The protestors were dissatisfied, saying they were not seeing results from President Barack Obama’s campaign promise of funding $50 billion over the next […]

Well-known alum passes away at 85

A successful and well-known alumnus, Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin, died Nov. 24. He was 85. Pollin, most famous for owning local sports teams, was an accomplished businessman, generous philanthropist and a benefactor of the District. Wizards’ spokesman Matt Williams said Pollin struggled with the rare brain illness corticobasal degeneration, which has symptoms similar to […]

Men triumph over George Mason

There was plenty of hype leading up to Wednesday night, concentric circles of cross-university smack-talk first sparked by an advertising blitz and then continued via online message boards and social networking sites until finally converging on an epicenter: a men’s basketball game against George Mason at the Smith Center. And when the ball was thrown […]

Spring abroad numbers rise

More students will travel abroad this spring than last, the director of the Office of Study Abroad said. A total of 453 students will go abroad during the spring term, which is a “slight increase” from the number of students who studied abroad for one semester last spring, Robert Hallworth, director of Study Abroad. said. […]

PAF applications increase by 15 percent

Correction appended Applications for the highly competitive Presidential Administrative Fellowship increased by 15 percent this year, with 74 students applying for nine spots, a University official said. The fellowship’s logistics coordinator, Toby Davidow, said this year’s applicant pool is one of the largest groups in the history of the graduate fellowship, which was created in […]