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.

Spinning and solving

While most students during winter break were hanging out at home or vacationing with friends and family, sophomore Allen Gannett was in Los Angeles competing for cash on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune. “It was exhilarating and kind of out of this world,” Gannett said. “Completely different experience from watching it on TV.” […]

RPM replaces City Hall key card system

Residential Property Management has replaced the old key card system in City Hall with a more advanced system designed to prevent frequent lock outs. In the past, residents of City Hall were frequently locked out due to the demagnetization of their key card. The demagnetization occurred easily if the card was too close to cell […]

One last memo to GW

Usually, when I send in my tuition checks to GW, I try to include a little humor. On the check’s memo line, I like to leave a little message – something like “Enjoy my $50,000, now you can buy yourself almost two full lunches at J Street,” or “Here’s a year’s tuition, maybe I should’ve […]

Hippo Video reopens after maintenance issues throughout fall

Web Exclusive Hippo Video, the kiosk in Ivory Tower that promises “convenient access” to DVD rentals, was out of service fall semester. Instead, it sat forgotten in a basement corner across from the bustling activity of Pita Pit and Dunkin’ Donuts to the continued annoyance of GW students. Director of Student Support Services Nancy Haaga […]

Loss shows improvement, inexperience

Coming off a conference play-opening win against St. Bonaventure last Wednesday and a 10-3 performance in nonconference play, the GW men’s basketball team entered Sunday afternoon’s game looking for a signature win against perennial Atlantic 10 power Xavier, a win that the Colonials will still be looking for after their hard-fought 76-69 loss to the […]

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 […]