January 11, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 32

Stories from the January 11, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Campus Calendar

Wednesday Coffee and Condoms Receive free coffee, condoms and health information from the Health Outreach Peer Educators. Thurston Hall Lobby | 8 to 10 a.m. MLK Exhibition Immerse yourself in the Martin Luther King, Jr. exhibition and view the sights from the Civil Rights Movement with the Multicultural Student Services Center. Honors Townhouse at 714 […]

Women’s basketball falls short against Dayton

GW women’s basketball coach Mike Bozeman has a message written on the board in the locker room: “100 percent GW basketball wins.” Saturday’s performance against Dayton, he concluded after the game, was “about 85 percent.” That level, he said, gets you a lot of things, like a near tie in rebounding against one of the […]

Trustee and benefactor Robert H. Smith dies at 81

Robert H. Smith, a University trustee emeritus and local entrepreneur, passed away Dec. 29 in Winchester, Va. of a stroke. He was 81. In February 2008, Smith made the then-single largest donation in GW’s history, giving $10 million to renovate the Smith Center, which was named after his father, Charles E. Smith. “We at The […]

Men’s basketball notebook

Hollis scores 1,000 point On the final shot of his 23-point performance against Xavier Sunday, senior men’s basketball forward Damian Hollis reached a career milestone, scoring his 1,000th point as a Colonial. Hollis is the 42nd GW men’s basketball player to reach that mark and the first since former teammate Rob Diggs did so last […]

GW graduate killed in Afghanistan

A 1994 GW graduate was laid to rest in his hometown Jan. 9 after being killed last month in a suicide bombing at a U.S. base in Afghanistan. Harold E. Brown, Jr. was one of seven Americans killed by a terrorist attack Dec. 30 in Afghanistan’s Khost Province, near Pakistan. Brown, 37, was a native […]

Getting buff in private

Your room most likely consists of the basics provided by the University – a bed, a desk, a dresser, a chair, and maybe a couch and some tables. But what looks like average pieces of furniture can actually be turned into your own home gym – the perfect place to work on that new year’s […]

D.C. seeks funds for snow cleanup

The District is seeking federal funds to help offset the costs associated with a storm that dropped nearly a foot and a half of snow on the region last month. The District Department of Transportation’s annual budget for snowstorm cleanup is $6.2 million, spokesman John Lisle said Friday, and the late-December storm cost approximately $4 […]

Univ. submits six buildings for historic status

Web Exclusive Six on-campus buildings will be submitted for landmark nominations in a Jan. 28 hearing, a staff member involved in the process said. Madison, Fulbright, JBKO, Munson, the John J. Earley Office and Studio at 2131 G Street and the H.B. Burns Memorial Building at 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue will all be submitted to the […]

Thefts, stalking reported over break

Incidences of theft, fraud, robberies, disorderly conduct, harassment, and destruction occurred on and around campus over winter break, University Police Chief Dolores Stafford said. Stafford said several individuals reported bizarre behavior constituting harassment and stalking to UPD, including a Jan. 4 report from several staff members regarding phone calls from a male subject about coursework […]

International students wrestle with visa process

Web Exclusive More international students are attending American colleges than ever before, but difficulties obtaining and understanding visas can stop students from traveling home during breaks. More than 2,000 international students studied at GW in the fall of 2008 – the last year for which data is available – and Seth Weinshel, the director of […]