February 8, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 40

Stories from the February 8, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alumna recounts interning for Clinton White House

A GW alumna opened up last Wednesday about her book titled “Government Girl,” which recounts her experiences being young and female while interning in the Clinton White House. About 25 people attended the book signing in the Marvin Center with Stacy Parker Aab, who talked about her fond memories at the University, including staying in […]

For University, sustainability is a mindset, not a major

Some of GW’s initiatives to become a more sustainable university have been easy to see in recent years – the opening of the University’s first LEED-certified residence hall, new recycling bins and the creation of the Office of Sustainability. But even after the presidential task force on sustainability noted in its final report that “GW’s […]

School image draws in class of 2014

GW had a record-breaking year in admissions, receiving 3 percent more applications than ever before despite having one of the nation’s highest tuitions, and some students from the class of 2014 said the school’s image, campus and academic offerings made it a viable choice despite an economic downturn. After a 3 percent increase in undergraduate […]

Lapses lead to loss for men’s basketball

GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs has a motto: 40 hard. The phrase, which expresses a commitment to playing hard for all of a game’s 40 minutes, has been printed on team T-shirts and posted in his online bio. Hobbs has been quick to point out that he has continually gotten 40 minutes of […]

Pulitzer Prize winner talks war

New York Times bestselling author and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Ricks shared his experience of the military situation in Iraq along with his thoughts on America’s future in Afghanistan at the Elliott School Thursday night. Often considered one of the best defense reporters in America, Ricks spent 20 years reporting on U.S. military issues […]

Fans brave weather for basketball, free cookies

With snowfall shutting down most of the District over the weekend, the GW men’s basketball game against Duquesne Saturday afternoon became one of the few outlets for GW students and Washingtonians suffering from cabin fever. In order to combat the weather, the GW Department of Athletics announced in a message to season ticket holders Friday […]

Women’s basketball edged late by Duquesne

Despite the inclement weather this weekend, the GW women’s basketball team traveled to Pittsburgh to take on Duquesne. Unfortunately for the Colonials, they were unable to come back to the snow-covered District with another win on their resumé, falling to the second-place Dukes 66-64. GW (5-17, 2-7 Atlantic 10) stayed in the game with three-pointers, […]

Joe Dymond: More than geography – a teacher, a mentor

Students experience a vast array of teachers and professors over their learning careers. But there are always those precious few who stand out – the ones who made an impact not just for the facts and skills they helped us gain, but for the knowledge, life experiences and mentorship they offered. Here, we feature two […]

GW shuts down after historic snowfall

After a weekend of snowball fights, deserted streets and blanketed monuments, the University finally has an official snow day. All classes were canceled Monday after administrators weighed the lack of public transportation options for faculty and staff members, and the road conditions in neighborhoods in Maryland, Virginia and the District remained poor, Executive Vice President […]

Sports in Brief: Winter weather causes flurry of cancellations

Although both the men’s and women’s basketball teams played their games as scheduled on Saturday, the wintery weather wreaked havoc on most of GW’s athletic schedule over the weekend. The GW men’s tennis team was forced to postpone all of its action for what would have been a busy weekend. The team’s matches Friday at […]