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.

Quicktakes

“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 […]

Hobbs hopes to learn from close losses

PHILADELPHIA – Before this season, taking into account that his roster featured nine underclassmen and two seniors and knowing what such formulas yield in college basketball, GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs encouraged everyone to board his program’s proverbial train and enjoy its unpredictable journey. That advice, however, came with a warning. “Once you […]

Men’s basketball falls late in Philly

PHILADELPHIA – In a game not short on opportunities to take control, GW was poised for the final and decisive blow. Thanks to a drive and score by sophomore Aaron Ware and a smothering defense that prevented La Salle from even attempting an inbound pass within the allotted five seconds, the Colonials had possession of […]