January 25, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 36

Stories from the January 25, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Five join hall of fame

President Emeritus Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was one of five new members inducted into the GW Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday night. The five inductees joined 131 other Colonials who have been inducted since 1959. Trachtenberg was honored alongside former men’s golf coach W. Scott Allen, ex-volleyball star Liu Li, and former basketball standouts Mike Battle […]

ANC votes ‘no’ for liquor license

Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners declined to support a liquor license proposal Wednesday for a new nightclub that would be located just off campus, saying that the owner’s other club has plagued the neighborhood with noise, public urination and vomiting. Swaptak Das, who owns Shadow Room, a popular nightclub next to the Student Health Service offices, had […]

Staff Editorial: One man’s struggle

So it has come to this. Academic advising has become a problem so paralyzed by a lack of initiative that a parent is the most active proponent of reform. We are talking about Masood Vojdani, the incoming chair of the Parents Campaign Philanthropy Board who has already collected more than 70 e-mails from students describing […]

Without permanent leader, major fundraising continues

The University’s Office of Advancement is moving forward with several major fundraising campaigns this year despite the absence of a permanent director. The advancement office has been led by Interim Vice President John Kudless since former Vice President for Advancement Laurel Price Jones left her post in August. But experts interviewed said the lack of […]

Justin Guiffre: Revisiting GW’s shamnesty policy

Many of our campus’ problems are minor annoyances. Mandatory dining money is always a source of student complaints, 4-RIDE takes more than an hour to respond and, of course, that nail sticks out of the sidewalk in front of Ivory Tower. (Really, how hard is it to simply cut an inch-long screw?) But at least […]

Abortion rallies draw students

Protesters filled parts of downtown D.C. Friday, brandishing signs that read ‘I regret my abortion’ or ‘It’s my body, it’s my decision’ as demonstrators came from across the country to protest or celebrate the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. On campus, multiple student and religious groups including Colonials for Life, Voices for Choices, Newman […]

Lyndsey Wajert: Who says you can’t go home?

Being from the greater Philadelphia region, there are certain aspects of my life that I know I will never be able to change. For one, the Eagles will most likely never win a Superbowl, regardless of how well they start the season. I will never plan a day around seeing the Liberty Bell. Hometown favorites […]

Women’s basketball picks up first A-10 win

Coming into Sunday’s game against La Salle, the GW women’s basketball team had been struggling, losing 14 of its last 15 games, with the Colonials’ lone win during that stretch coming six games and more than three weeks ago. If the Colonials felt any pressure, they didn’t show it, earning a hard-fought 58-50 win over […]

Staff Editorial: An opportunity worth seizing

Students often feel that their concerns, complaints or suggestions regarding the University fall on deaf ears. Now, GW actually seems to be listening. GW’s Innovation Task Force features a form on its Web site for submitting ideas, and the Office of Sustainability recently reached out to students for ideas for an event called The GW […]

Conference quality stymies men’s squad

With more than a quarter of its conference games already in the book, the GW men’s basketball team’s record has taken a hit since the beginning of Atlantic 10 play, dropping from a 10-3 mark after nonconference play to the team’s current overall record of 11-7. At first, it may seem that the team’s level […]