February 22, 2010

Volume 106, Issue 44

Stories from the February 22, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Close contests create rivalry with Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. – When Karl Hobbs first came to GW in 2001, Richmond was also new to the Atlantic 10. So when a reporter asked him then if there was a rivalry between the two teams, Hobbs scoffed at the notion. But after GW’s 74-70 loss to the No. 25 Spiders (AP) Saturday, the latest […]

For President: Jason Lifton

For Executive Vice President Jason Lifton, it’s about maintaining the momentum of this year’s Student Association. “A year is not enough time to really get things done in the Student Association,” Lifton said. “Coming into this, I’ve got a leg up because I’ve already worked with everybody that I will be continuing to work with.” […]

Women’s basketball puts Fordham away late

With four and a half minutes to play, the GW women’s basketball game against Fordham looked as though it might follow the pattern that many of the team’s games have fallen into this year. With the Colonials up six, sophomore guard Tiana Myers had her shot blocked by Fordham’s Kristina Bell, who quickly took the […]

For President: Xochitl Sanchez

Xochitl Sanchez may be an “outsider” when it comes to the Student Association, but that doesn’t make her an outsider at GW. “I have a different kind of experience,” said Sanchez (whose first name sounds like so-she-tal). “It’s a new kind of experience and we’re excited to bring that into a new administration.” Class: JuniorMajor: […]

Sports in Brief

Baseball swept in three-game series to open season The GW baseball team was swept over the weekend by scores of 6-5, 4-2 and 6-3 in a three-game series at North Carolina. After holding leads in the ninth and 10th innings, the Colonials (0-3) dropped Friday’s game in 10 innings, despite the performance of senior shortstop […]

Fusing college and faith on campus

Hatchet Video When many students leave home to come to college, they bring luggage and mementos. The four students The Hatchet spoke with also brought their faith, and found that combining religion and college poses challenges. Without family and cultural voices always in their ears, their transition to college was also a transition to practicing […]

Columbian College to double advisers

Correction appended In an effort to improve its widely criticized academic advising system, the University announced plans Friday to double the number of undergraduate advising staff in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences; create an advising committee with representation from all undergraduate schools; and speed up the implementation of a degree auditing system. The […]

Locals push for park to be named after jazz legend

Web Exclusive Community members are putting their support behind a movement to re-name a triangle-shaped park located in the West End after jazz legend Duke Ellington. Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2A passed a resolution Feb. 17 in support of giving the now-unnamed park on New Hampshire Avenue, M and 21st streets an official name: Duke Ellington […]

Alumnus named president of Baylor

Kenneth Starr, a GW alumnus famous for his role as a special prosecutor in the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky scandals, was named president of Baylor University last week. The Baylor Board of Regents elected Starr unanimously Feb. 12, according to a news release from the University. Starr, 63, is the 14th president and first non-Baptist […]

Firm shares floor plans for SEC

The company charged with programming the Science and Engineering Complex presented three floor plans to GW’s Faculty Senate Friday, but neither the firm nor the administration could offer a price for the project, eliciting concerns from faculty over the project’s feasibility. Since November, Ballinger – the Philadelphia-based architectural company hired to program the SEC – […]