January 14, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 33

Stories from the January 14, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student artists see red

What does the color red mean? Is it a symbol of love, lust, danger, hate? This was the interpretative task undertaken by the students who submitted artwork to GW’s fine arts gallery, Smith Hall 102, and its most recent exhibition, “~700-635nm: A monochromatic exploration of red’s wavelength.” The show’s title is the wavelength measurements of […]

Travel woes hit some students returning to campus

Web exclusive After an attempted terrorist attack that threatened to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day, significant travel delays were to be expected. But more than two weeks later, some students traveling back to school still were still enduring the consequences. Increased safety measures slowed security lines and delayed flights across the […]


“The Young Victoria” Landmark E Street Cinema (Romance, Biography; PG) The young Victoria, it seems, is quite a different person from the old Victoria. Still uncomfortable in her new role as queen, the Victoria of Jean-Marc Vallée’s film is more princess than sovereign: frightened, foolish, confused, stubborn, and too easily charmed. And although young Victoria […]

Meghan McCain will speak at GW in February

Editor’s note: Representatives from the GW College Republicans stated later in the week that the group would pull its financial support for the event, saying that Allied in Pride President Michael Komo was not forthcoming about the topic of McCain’s speech Correction appended Meghan McCain, daughter of the former Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, […]

Contract signed for degree audit system

The University has signed a contract to implement a degree audit system, which will automatically review students’ records and determine whether they are making sufficient progress toward graduating. Plans are also underway to create an Associate Registrar position to handle the new program. University Registrar Elizabeth Amundson said Tuesday that the University signed a contract […]

Sports in Brief

Gymnastics to open season Sunday at Smith Center GW’s gymnastics team is set to open its season Sunday afternoon at the Smith Center with the Lindsey Ferris Invitational. The team will feature seven returning members, including 2009 NCAA regional qualifiers Amanda Murphy and Leslie Delima, who was also named to the all-conference team in the […]

University delays GCR changes

The reduction in Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ general curriculum requirements scheduled to affect the class of 2014 has been delayed a year, the University’s chief academic officer said. Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald Lehman said the task force commissioned to reduce the number of general curriculum requirements is not ready to […]

Women’s basketball loses third in a row

The GW women’s basketball team staggered into its game Tuesday night against Rhode Island looking for its first conference win after losing three straight and 11 of its last 12. The Colonials (3-11, 0-2 Atlantic 10) got little sympathy from the Rams, however, as Rhode Island jumped on GW early and never trailed in its […]

New bag fee prompts mixed reactions

What costs 5 cents but is still a tough sell? In the District, plastic and paper bags. Students and D.C. residents alike had mixed reactions to the new 5-cent fee on disposable bags, which began Jan. 1. Local storeowners have reported customers are refusing to take carryout bags in lieu of spending a nickel. “Eight […]