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.

Athletes help AIDS education

Tennis balls with “HIV” printed in red letters were passed behind the backs of student athletes and D.C. middle school students, while chants of “find the ball” echoed through the Athletic Director’s Club in the Smith Center last Tuesday. As the chants subsided, the game participants would try to guess who on the opposing team […]

Board of Trustees looks for new members after five leave

Web Exclusive GW’s highest governing body, the Board of Trustees, will add an uncertain number of new members to their ranks this spring, replacing five long-standing members that are set to leave at the end of this fiscal year on June 30, Chairman of the Board Russell Ramsey said. Vice Chairman Lydia Thomas, Trustees Michele […]

Women’s basketball loses fifth straight

The road woes continued for the GW women’s basketball team this weekend, as a poor shooting performance at Auburn Saturday sent the Colonials to their fifth loss in a row, all of them coming away from home. In the 62-43 loss, the Colonials (2-5) barely shot 30 percent from the floor as the Tigers converted […]

Swim teams lose in second home meet

Though they wore pink swimsuits and caps as part of a breast cancer awareness promotion, the special outfits didn’t prove to be lucky for GW’s men’s and women’s swim teams as they both fell to Old Dominion Saturday at the Smith Center. The losses to the Monarchs, by a 108-89 margin for the men and […]

D.C. students graduate with highest debt rate in country

Web Exclusive On average, graduates from D.C. schools have more college debt than any other parts of the country, according to a recent study. D.C. graduates leave school with an average of $29,793 in debt – about $6,500 more than the national average, according to the Project on Student Debt . At GW, 2008 graduates […]

Daily Show correspondent pairs stand-up and economics

Web Exclusive John Oliver, a correspondent for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, tackled issues of international policy, but made time for light-hearted humor speckled with four-letter words, at an event Sunday night in the Jack Morton Auditorium. Oliver and Daniel Franklin, an editor of The World in 2010, an annual issue of The Economist, […]

Colonials return to winning ways at BB&T

The men’s basketball team’s 81-69 win over Navy is not likely to trigger any sort of shift in the course of the program, but it marked the team’s first win in three years at an event that helped propel it to the national stage earlier this decade. From 2004 through 2006, the Colonials went undefeated […]

University continues to save water, electricity

Web Exclusive The latest results of GW’s Eco-Challenge results were released Friday, and residents have set drastic records compared to last year’s energy consumption, University administrators said. So far this year, students have conserved 3.68 million gallons of water and 603,248 kilowatt hours of electricity. At the same time last year, students had saved only […]

Student Association constitution rejected in vote

Students rejected the proposed Student Association constitution 947 to 740 in an online vote Thursday, with a strong ‘no’ vote coming from the law school. A total of 1,687 students voted in the special election, which would have made significant changes to the SA’s structure, including running the president and EVP candidates together on a […]

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, […]