January 21, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 35

Stories from the January 21, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

‘A GW fan for life’

EVANSTON, Ill. – Almost two years after leaving, Joe McKeown still sounds a little bit like a father when he talks about GW women’s basketball. The names of players, both current and past, still come to mind with ease for him, and the memorable wins and losses McKeown accumulated in his 19 years in Foggy […]

Census will count D.C. students

Census workers are stepping up efforts to count District residents, a population that includes GW students, in a process that could provide up to $3,500 per person per year in federal funding for D.C. College populations – which are counted in the decennial census because people are tallied where they live and sleep most of […]

Women’s basketball continues slump

Even Mike Bozeman had to laugh at how things have been going for his team lately. The women’s basketball team lost its fourth straight game Tuesday night at Richmond, falling 76-47, but what got the second-year head coach chuckling was the familiarity of a potentially serious question: Would any of his players miss time with […]

Sports in Brief

Women’s squash rises to 20th in national rankings The GW women’s squash team climbed three spots in the latest national rankings this week, now sitting at No. 20 overall. The Colonials (3-4) went 2-2 in three games last week at the Yale Round Robin in New Haven, Conn., including a win over previous No. 20 […]

Gender-neutral housing bill tabled

The Student Association Senate postponed voting on the gender-neutral housing bill Tuesday night, opting to table the bill after debate on the measure dragged on for 45 minutes. The senate voted to table the proposal at 11 p.m. after 45 minutes of debate. The Student Life Committee will revise the language to narrow the bill’s […]

Crime Log

Assault 1/15/10 – 21st and G streets – 8:45 a.m. – Case closed A student reported to University Police that he was struck in the face by surprise by an unknown female. When UPD responded to the report, Metropolitan Police was in the process of releasing her. As UPD officers tried to bar the individual […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday How I Found My Job During the Economic Downturn Listen to alumni who graduated in the midst of the economic downturn discuss how they landed a job. RSVP required. Career Center 208 | 6 to 7 p.m. An Evening with Thomas Friedman Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman will discuss his new book during this […]

Application for public service grant will open Monday

Beginning Monday, students can apply to receive a portion of a $20,000 public service grant endowed by the University to support student-led service projects. The applications will be reviewed by a commission of four student volunteers on a rolling basis after the application goes live Jan. 25. “The Public Service Grant Commission encourages innovative, student-led […]

Man allegedly attacked with knife on G Street

A woman attacked a student and threatened another pedestrian with a knife at the corner of 21st and G streets Friday, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report. The suspect, described as a heavy, 5-foot-6 black woman in her early twenties, allegedly walked up to a freshman and hit him in the right side of […]

Law students fear fewer job prospects, seek advising

Fewer job offers and mounting debt from student loans have led to an uneasy employment atmosphere and an increased focus on career development on the GW Law School campus Though applications to the law school remain steady, current students and administrators said the lawyers-to-be are concerned about their job prospects. “With the job market tightening […]