February 1, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 38

Stories from the February 1, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Task force gets 200 proposals for savings

The task force charged with generating $60 million through innovation and fundraising has collected almost 200 ideas from the community on how to spend smarter, but the group is still wrestling with which savings should be counted, and how. Launched in October by University President Steven Knapp, the Innovation Task Force is designed to evaluate […]

Being black: one year later

One year ago, the first black man to be inaugurated as president of the United States stood on the steps of the Capitol and changed history as we knew it. Along the National Mall and just blocks away on campus, students reveled in the event. Now, a question that reverberated across the country has also […]

Report sheds light on salary trends

Salaries for GW’s top administrators jumped an average of 54.7 percent from 2002 to 2007, while faculty salaries increased an average of 21.5 percent over roughly the same period, according to University salary data. The data, presented in a 2009 Faculty Senate report, displays top administrators’ salaries, average faculty salaries and new undergraduate tuition rates […]

Young trio fuels Colonials

KINGSTON, R.I. – With two-thirds of the GW men’s basketball team either freshmen or sophomores, it is perhaps no surprise that the younger members of the roster have assumed starring roles in this season’s narrative. And though the Colonials’ comeback bid ultimately fell short in Saturday’s 72-66 loss at Rhode Island, it was a trio […]

Comeback bid comes up short

KINGSTON, R.I. – For a brief time Saturday afternoon, it seemed rather recent history might rather improbably repeat itself. After trailing host Rhode Island by as much as 16 before halftime, the GW men’s basketball team turned up the defensive pressure and planted the seeds of another potential comeback. Sophomore Tony Taylor, catalyst of the […]

By the numbers: Is trouble coming in threes?

With five minutes left in the Colonials’ loss Saturday, 5-foot-9-inch Rhode Island guard Stevie Mejia, who had five successful three-point tries all season entering the game, hit a trey to double the Rams’ lead from three to six and give them some breathing room. “He doesn’t necessarily make shots,” Hobbs said of Mejia. “He makes […]

Metro robberies jump 50 percent in 2009

Robberies on Metrorail increased 50 percent during 2009, according to data from Metro Transit Police. Between January and November 2009, a total of 805 robberies were recorded, while during the same period in 2008, there were only 538 robberies. Overall crime in 2009 increased from 1,686 cases to 1,867 cases during that time period, according […]

Win streak snapped for women’s basketball

Last week, the GW women’s basketball team seemed to temporarily overcome the inexperience and injury woes that had plagued them all season, winning consecutive games to get their season back on track. Saturday at Saint Joseph’s, though, their winning streak came to an abrupt end as the Colonials fell to the Hawks 63-47. The loss […]

Sports in Brief

Swim teams lose races GW’s men’s and women’s swim teams lost Sunday at George Mason, falling 109-87 and 113-73, respectively, in what was the final regular season meet for both teams. Among the first-place finishers for the men’s team were freshman Niklas Glenesk, who won the 200-yard freestyle and Alex Etz, who won the 200-yard […]