December 7, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 31

Stories from the December 7, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sports in Brief

Upcoming Games Women’s basketball vs. Marshall, Smith Center, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Men’s basketball vs. Providence, Smith Center, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Number Crunch: 43 The total number of points men’s basketball senior Damian Hollis scored in GW’s last two games, wins over George Mason and Navy. His 25 points against George Mason tied his career high, […]

City donates holiday baskets to D.C.’s neediest

Web Exclusive Christmas arrived early this year for thousands of the District’s neediest residents, who received boxes filled with food, toys and personal care items at the second annual “Miracle in the Nation’s Capital.” The event, hosted by the office of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association and nonprofit […]

Juliette Dallas-Feeney: A fond farewell

Dear GW, Looks like you and I are parting ways in a few weeks. I know we’ve had our ups and downs these past three-and-a-half years, but please don’t think I’m leaving you on a bad note. It’s just that my time with you is done (slightly earlier than most), and you and I both […]

Man wields crowbar, attempts bizarre escape near GW Hospital

A man made a bizarre escape after an attempted crime went wrong just off campus last month. Two construction workers reported a 6-foot-tall bearded man allegedly stole a crowbar from their truck and began attempting to pry open the driver’s side door of the white 2004 Chevrolet on Nov. 27, according to a Metropolitan Police […]

Director of Human Services Program honored by nonprofit

Web Exclusive Human services and sociology professor Honey Nashman was honored by Greater D.C. Cares, a non-profit volunteer mobilization organization, last month for her work in public service. Greater D.C. Cares inaugurated Nashman into the Class of Change, a group of emerging leaders in philanthropy, volunteerism and service in the region in late November. The […]

Founder of D.C. Central Kitchen promotes social enterprise endeavors

Web Exclusive Robert Egger, founder of the D.C. Central Kitchen, spoke with students about innovative ways to give back to the community at an event hosted by the GW Social Enterprise Forum in Funger Hall Thursday. Egger – who was named one of Oprah Magazine’s ‘Real Sexiest Men Alive’ in 2006-said he believes social enterprise […]

Officials outline challenges, hopes for sustainability plan

A panel of top University administrators discussed challenges facing the University’s promise to become carbon neutral at an event Friday morning in the Marvin Center, but members said they remained hopeful they would be able to dramatically reduce emissions. Meghan Chapple-Brown, director of Office of Sustainability, moderated a panel of four high-ranking University officials, and […]

Two students find NPR internships worth their while

Web Exclusive At some organizations, an internship is the equivalent of being the errand-boy. It is getting coffee, sorting mail, and filing paperwork. At National Public Radio, two GW students found it could also be an incredible experience with real responsiblity. Interns at NPR are involved with their team taking on projects and responsibilities as […]

Holiday Guide: To give or not to give?

For penny-pinching college students who are stressing about finals, holiday gift-giving often becomes one extra pressure in their already time-crunched lives. Added to that, most of the holidays fall during finals or when students go home for winter break, so traditional gift-giving among students can be pretty rare. That is the case for first-year graduate […]

President of GW Veterans testifies before Congress

GW student and Iraq war veteran Brian Hawthorne testified before Congress Thursday in front of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs at the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity’s Education Roundtable. Hawthorne is the founder and president of GW Veterans, a student organization that aims to build a community for student veterans on campus. He is also […]