December 6, 2010

Volume 107, Issue 31

Stories from the December 6, 2010 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Law students advise BP official

Ten GW Law School students aided a top BP official this semester with the allocation the oil-giant’s $20 billion claims fund established after the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last spring. The memorandums the law students wrote suggested giving the money to a wider group of people than BP may have originally […]

Top-ranking GW official donates to Gray transition

The head of GW’s highest governing body donated $2,500 to GW alumnus and Mayor-elect Vincent Gray’s transition committee, a fundraising report released last week shows. Board of Trustees Chairman Russell Ramsey donated to Gray’s transition, according to the report. Donors have the option of designating money to the transition process or to his Jan. 2 […]

University to offer gender-neutral housing option

A yearlong push to add a dramatically progressive option to student living came to a close Thursday, as the University announced it will offer gender-neutral housing next year. The ruling, which will allow students of the opposite sex to live together, will take effect in all but three of the University’s residence halls next year. […]

GW struggling to find identity on offense

The men’s basketball team has faced a formidable opponent in every game this season: the basket. The Colonials (2-5) exited the Verizon Center Sunday night after their fourth straight loss, a record at least partially, if not largely, due to their inability to put the ball in the net. “That’s our issue right now,” head […]

Calendar

Tuesday Science and Engineering Complex information session Voice your opinions and give your input to University officials on the SEC, which will be built on H Street. Duques Hall Room 151 – 7 to 9 p.m. Friday Who let the dogs out? Relieve finals stress by petting the animals the Washington Humane Society will bring […]

Second-half rally spells success for women’s basketball

After one half of play in its game against George Mason Sunday, the women’s basketball team had surrendered nine turnovers, shot just 27 percent and as a result was down 13 points. Head coach Mike Bozeman knew he had to motivate his team to come out stronger in the second half, as well as make […]

Law School trims dean candidate pool

The nomination pool for the next dean of the GW Law School has been whittled down from 350 to 100 possible candidates. The review committee tasked with finding a replacement for Dean Frederick Lawrence will be looking for a high-profile candidate with the means to boost the program’s reputation to the Ivy League level. The […]

Sports In Brief

Four Colonial swimmers finish first at Old Dominion Both the men’s and women’s swimming teams fell on the road at Old Dominion Saturday, but four Colonials had first-place finishes in the meet. Freshman Caroline Myers continued her strong rookie campaign with wins in the 200-yard freestyle, the 200-yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle. Sydney […]

Corey Jacobson: A problem we shouldn’t have

There’s a scene in “Bad Boys II” when a drug lord discovers that the rat infestation in his attic is literally eating away the piles of cash he has stashed there. Waving his gun around and trying to shoot at the rats, he remarks, “This is a stupid fucking problem to have. But it is […]