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.

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 […]

UPD responds to increase in phone robberies with more patrol units

Web Exclusive University Police will increase patrol units near the west side of campus after a victim reported being beaten and robbed for his cell phone Saturday, the Chief of University Police said Tuesday. “We are focusing additional staff on the areas where the robberies have been more prevalent, which is the west side of […]

Letters to the Editor: ‘The Source’ and MLK Day of Service

SMPA’s ‘The Source’ canceled As an SMPA alumnus, I was saddened to read that the SMPA has canceled “The Source” (Feb. 1). Currently, I am a studio camera operator at CNN’s Washington D.C. bureau, and much of my hands-on training came directly from Professor Roxanne Russell’s class. In fact, I think it’s probably safe to […]

D.C. begins new, stricter parking regulations

Web Exclusive The District Department of Transportation tightened parking regulations for D.C. drivers this month, with extended hours and days, designed to raise more money for the city and encourage parking spot turnovers, a spokesperson for the agency said. In most areas of the District, parking meter effective hours run from 7 a.m. to 6:30 […]

Students bid top dollar for housing

The Residence Hall Association auctioned off 10 residence hall rooms and three prize packages with a top bid of $15,000 at the 45th annual Martha’s Marathon this Tuesday in Columbian Square. All the proceeds from the event, which brings students together to bid thousands of dollars on top housing opportunities for next year, will benefit […]

GSPM study: Journalists increasingly utilize social media sites

Web Exclusive Correction appended A national survey co-conducted by the founding director of a Graduate School of Political Management master’s degree program recently found that a majority of journalists routinely utilize social media sources when researching stories. The online survey, conducted during September and October of last year, found 56 percent of the 371 print […]