November 8, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 25

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

Colonials cruise in exhibition win

Before his season began, men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs outlined what his team needed to do to be successful this season. A higher shooting percentage, shooting more threes and averaging somewhere around 75 points per game as a team would all be crucial, he said, if his team was going to compete this season. GW […]

Metro rejects random bag searches after terror threat

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is backing away from plans to conduct random bag searches en masse, despite the revelation that a man was allegedly planning an attack on the system. Farooque Ahmed, 34, was arrested Oct. 27 for allegedly planning an attack on the Metro system. Ahmed was never a threat to the […]

The Department of Health asks EMeRG to report Four Loko cases

The D.C. Department of Health is asking emergency medical services in the District to report any incidents involving Four Loko, a popular beverage nicknamed “blackout in a can,” in response to widespread concerns over the drink’s possible health risks. EMeRG Coordinator David Fifer said his emergency response team has seen two transports due to the […]

Seniors launch silent Westboro Baptist Church protest

Three students are banding together in hopes that an $8 T-shirt will send a message of tolerance to the Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group planning to protest near campus Thursday. Charlie Rybak, Jesse Rose and Tyler Fishbone launched the “I’m Gay for Today” campaign to protest the WBC theory that “God hates fags.” “When […]

Gray taps Trachtenberg for mayoral transition team

GW alumnus and Mayor-elect Vincent Gray tapped former University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg last week to chair an economic development transition team. Gray – who won the general election Tuesday – created the economic development task force to craft a long-term development plan, focusing on job creation and growth, businesses and positioning the District as […]

Alternative Breaks program applies for grants

The community service program that sends students to volunteer over winter and spring breaks is in the running to receive two large-scale grants to help fund upcoming trips to New Orleans and Central and South America. Alternative Breaks won the first round of the Classy Awards in October and is now competing against other winners […]

Volleyball drops two, extends skid to six

Three weeks ago, the volleyball team was in second place in the Altantic 10, having won six of its first seven conference games. Since GW’s last win Oct. 17 at home against Temple, the Colonials have dropped to sixth place in the A-10 and have lost six straight. The team extended its skid over the […]

E St. residents protest construction noise

Residents of the 1959 E Street residence hall who are fed up with noise from a nearby construction site met with GW officials Friday evening, demanding a full refund for their housing costs due to what they described as unlivable conditions. University officials told the students that the contractors are in compliance with D.C. laws […]

Sports In Brief

Men’s soccer gets first A-10 win in season finale After opening Atlantic 10 play with eight straight losses, the men’s soccer team earned its first conference win in its final game of the season Sunday with a 3-1 win over Saint Joseph’s. GW has had trouble scoring for much of the season, but the Colonials […]