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.

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 […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday University Blood Drive Give blood and learn about the FDA’s bans on blood donations for men who have sex with men. Law school Kelly Lounge | 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Public Speaking for Civic Engagement: How Women Find Their Voice. Professor Jean Miller will share her experiences as the owner of Capital Speakers […]

National Zoo throws farewell party for panda

Web Exclusive Despite the below-freezing temperature and heavy snowfall, hundreds of D.C. residents descended upon the National Zoo Saturday to say goodbye to a much-loved giant panda born in the District. Tai Shan, now four-and-a-half years old, will be leaving for his new home in Chengdu, China on Feb. 4. Tai Shan’s journey will include […]

Six buildings slated to become historical landmarks

View Historical landmarks in a larger map Six on-campus buildings were designated as historical landmarks Thursday by D.C.’s Historic Preservation Review Board. Madison, Fulbright, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, and Munson Halls were all unanimously approved Thursday by the board after representatives from EHD Traceries, a research and consulting firm, gave presentations on the buildings’ historical […]

Business students practice interview skills during workshop

Web Exclusive More than 150 students practiced mastering sweaty palms and answering difficult questions during the School of Business’ mock interview trials last week. The F. David Fowler Career Center in the School of Business conducted mock interviews for students to practice with actual employers, who were on hand afterward to give feedback and suggestions. […]