January 28, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 37

Stories from the January 28, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crime Log

Assault 1/19/10 – HOVA – 1:30 p.m. – Case closed University Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. On arrival, officers encountered two students who were fighting during a breakup. The female student stated her ex-boyfriend had pushed her so she grabbed a knife and started threatening him with it. Metropolitan Police responded […]

Half of service challenge hours complete

The GW community is more than halfway to the finish line for the Michelle Obama Service Challenge, but a few of the hours logged have been disqualified from the count, a University spokeswoman said Wednesday. A total of 507 hours, or about 1 percent of the 56,748 hours logged, did not fit the Obama Service […]

Diagnosing disease from a distance

GW’s Department of Emergency Medicine has established a new fellowship in the field of telemedicine in hopes of expanding the University’s work in the emerging field of practicing medicine remotely. A practice of medicine used when the doctor and patient are widely separated, telemedicine uses two-way voice and visual communication by satellite or computer. The […]

SA Senate passes bills on gender-neutral housing, LGBT studies

The Student Association Senate passed a bill to support gender-neutral housing on campus Tuesday night in a “clear victory” for student rights, said SA Sen. Michael Komo, the sponsor of the bill. “I’m absolutely elated, we’ve been working on these issues for literally years now,” said Komo, U-At Large. SA President Julie Bindelglass said she […]

Women’s basketball wins second straight

With an unusual 11:45 a.m. tip-off for the GW women’s basketball game against Massachusetts, the Minutewomen may have hoped to catch the Colonials sleeping on the road after GW’s first conference win last Sunday. But the Colonials were ready to go bright and early Wednesday, getting their first conference win of the season with a […]

Carrying too many condoms could lead to arrest

Carry around a few condoms and behave suspiciously in the wrong part of D.C. and Metropolitan Police may have sufficient evidence to make an arrest for prostitution, under the guidelines for areas deemed to be “Prostitution Free Zones.” The law grants MPD officers the right to arrest individuals in these areas if they demonstrate suspicious […]

Taylor shines in sophomore season

Amongst a 10-3 start and a rebirth of excitement surrounding GW men’s basketball, fueled largely by the arrival of a highly touted freshman class, it might be easy to forget about some of the sparkling play from some of the team’s returning players. If anybody had forgotten about him, sophomore guard Tony Taylor gave everyone […]

Spotlight On: The Vermilions

Rock trio The Vermilions have been playing together since 2007. Although they’ve done shows all over the D.C. area, one of their latest gigs was at the closing reception for an art exhibit at Smith Hall, the theme of which was (appropriately) the color red. Members Jeremy Flax, Dan Hanyok and master’s of fine arts […]

Sports in Brief

Upcoming Games Women’s Gymnastics, at Kent State, Kent, Ohio, Friday, 7 a.m. Men’s Basketball, at Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I., Saturday, 1 p.m. Men’s Swimming, at Navy, Annapolis, Md., Saturday, 1 p.m. Women’s Basketball, at Saint Joseph’s, Philadelphia, Pa., Saturday, 2 p.m. Women’s Swimming, at Navy, Annapolis, Md., Saturday, All Day Men’s Swimming, at George Mason, […]

After slight drop, debt expected to rise

The University has reduced its debt by $10 million over the course of the past 10 months, Executive Vice President and Treasurer Lou Katz said this week. Katz said that as of Dec. 31, GW’s outside debt currently stands at $962 million – down from $973 million last March, which is a 1 percent decrease. […]