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.

Professors make Jurassic discovery

Are they birds or dinosaurs? This question has puzzled scientists for almost two decades after the discovery of a bizarre, bird-like family of dinosaurs called Alvarezsauridea, first found in the 1990s. But GW researchers put an end to this chicken-egg-type conundrum with the discovery that one 160-million-year-old species within this family proves that, although this […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Redefining Republican: No labels. No boxes. No stereotypes. Listen to Meghan McCain speak about Republicanism in the 21st century. Jack Morton Auditorium | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Valentine’s Day Ballroom Dance Learn how to impress your valentine on the dance floor. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom | 9 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday Free yoga class […]

As others fail, GW yearbook survives

While the University of Virginia joined a growing number of colleges who have published their last yearbook, GW’s Cherry Tree yearbook staff began to expand production by reaching out to underclassmen for the first time this year. Virginia’s “Corks and Curls” staff terminated yearbook production just one year before its 120th anniversary due to insufficient […]

Adams Mill cited for more violations

An investigative report on the Adams Mill Bar and Grill charging the establishment with serving customers with more than one drink at a time and violating an order to change the ownership was referred to the Office of the Attorney General, a spokesperson for the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration said. Undercover investigators in the […]

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 […]