February 4, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 39

Stories from the February 4, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Neighborhood input changes Mount Vernon Campus Plan

The University has changed parts of its Mount Vernon Campus Plan to appease local residents’ demands, but some neighbors say the changes are not enough. Administrators have agreed to reduce the size of five proposed buildings, move the campus’ main entrance to the Whitehaven Parkway, and minimize lighting on the tennis courts and soccer field, […]

District Mixtape: TNTrio

Hip-hop and rock group TNTrio is relatively new to GW’s campus, but they’ve already made a name for themselves with hard-hitting original songs and innovative covers. Maybe the group will play one of these 10 tracks (their current favorites) during their next gig. 1. “The People” by Common 2. “Crazy Jane” by Dizzy Balloon 3. […]

Spring Break Guide: Ski Resort

There may be snow on the ground but spring break is right around the corner. Not sure what to do? We’ve put together five options for a vacation, all at different price levels to suit any budget. Cruise | Ski Resort | Staying Home | Europe | Canada Scoff at the idea of tanning? Prefer […]

Paper: Conservatives shy from academia

Conservatives have decried the hallowed halls of academia as a breeding ground for liberalism in America since the 1900s, but a new theory from Harvard University said this typecast is not because liberals become professors. It’s because conservatives don’t. Harvard doctoral student Ethan Fosse and University of British Columbia professor Neil Gross collaborated on a […]

Men’s basketball beaten in final minutes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It’s a popular saying among coaches that teams must learn from close defeats, that learning to win can often include some losing. GW, it seems, will have to keep learning after dropping yet another close game, this time a 72-68 lesson taught on the road at Charlotte. The Colonials (12-9, 2-6 Atlantic […]

Staff Editorial: Reaching out

In the past six months, the Office of Media Relations has taken up a mantra of “the more publicity, the better” and changed its mindset and approach toward media outlets. Instead of simply waiting to give comment on events or issues, the school has stepped up its efforts in actively promoting GW in various ways. […]

Basketball Notebook

Hollis hot in first half CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After a four-game stretch in which he averaged only eight points a game, senior Damian Hollis wasted no time snapping out of his slump in GW’s 72-68 loss at Charlotte Wednesday. Of his team-leading 23 points, 13 came in the first three and a half minutes and […]

Donald Parsons: Transforming GW’s School of Public Health

In the heat of the health care debate last fall, The Hatchet reported that “Josef Reum, interim dean of the SPHHS, was tasked by the Board of Trustees to get involved in the debate”. A later Hatchet piece reported that SPHHS has been chronically out of compliance with the Board of Trustees’ requirements (Faculty Code) […]

Sports in Brief

Men’s tennis tabbed to be top team in A-10 GW’s men’s tennis team was predicted to finish first in the Atlantic 10 this spring in a poll of conference coaches released this week. The Colonials do not have a single senior on their roster, though their youth did not prevent them from earning the top […]

Matt Ingoglia: Don’t underestimate student initiative

The month of February holds tremendous significance for GW’s aspiring politicos and campaign managers. With the Student Association elections mere weeks away, our campus will soon look less like a university and more like a swing state. Candidates will shout from the roofs of strategically parked cars, palm cards will litter the streets, and caffeine-fueled […]