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.

Alumnus makes mark in District politics

When Vincent Gray was an undergraduate at GW, he almost left after his freshman year. After two out of the three high school classmates he knew attending GW dropped out during their first year, Gray, who said he was one of just 50 black students at GW in the 1960s, went to his parents for […]

Phi Psi found guilty of hazing, but suspension lifted

The University has found the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity guilty of hazing and providing alcohol to minors, but lifted its suspension pending the imposition of sanctions, a University administrator said Sunday. An anonymous tip last month prompted a Student Judicial Services investigation into the organization, which included interviewing many members of the fraternity. Tara Periera, […]

Men’s basketball sinks Navy in BB&T Classic

Almost midway through the second half of the GW men’s basketball game against Navy Sunday at the Verizon Center, as the Colonials treaded water with a double-digit lead, the Midshipmen launched an offensive. But even as Navy bombed a trio of threes to key an 11-2 run that cut GW’s lead to just one, the […]

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, […]