January 13, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 33

Stories from the January 13, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sports in Brief

Men’s squash losing streak at three after falling to Navy The men’s squash team fell to the Naval Academy for the 19th consecutive time Wednesday afternoon, losing 6-3 despite winning the first two matches against the Midshipmen. The Colonials (10-3) got match victories from sophomore number one player Islam El-Fiky and sophomore number two player […]

Colonials get defensive in fifth-straight win

GW: 72 Fordham: 52 Early in the season, when the men’s basketball team was suffering through offensive growing pains and struggling to put points on the board, it was the Colonials defense that was the team’s saving grace, a bright spot in what was, at the time, an otherwise dim outlook for the 2010-2011 campaign. […]

Representative pairs with GW Hospital

Inspired by a health scare, one member of Congress is partnering with GW Hospital to raise awareness about pulmonary embolisms – a potentially deadly medical condition where a clot blocks blood flow to the lungs. Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., will appear in GW Hospital’s biannual Health News Magazine later this month, warning about the symptoms […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 12/1/10 – 3:10 p.m. Location: Gelman Library Starbucks Case closed The University Police Department responded to a report of a homeless man washing himself in a public restroom. He became disorderly when confronted by officers. Subject barred from campus 12/19/10 – 1:37 a.m. Location: Public property on campus Case closed UPD observed a […]

Beyond the shot glass

Gone are the days when all you needed to get drunk were liquor and a shot glass. Even drinking games, shots and keg stands are going the way of the dinosaur on the recreational drinking scene. From consuming alcohol through places other than your mouth to incorporating foods into the alcohol itself, simply drinking the […]

Student Association to give remaining funds to student organizations

The Student Association has more than $200,000 remaining to dole out to student organizations this semester. After passing a record-high initial allocations bill of more than $500,000 in October, the SA will spend its remaining $217,521 funds on co-sponsorships. “[The money] will be spent very similarly to last semester,” finance chair Chris Clark said. “We […]

University launches job search program

The University’s Career Center will launch a new program next month to help seniors with their job searches, in response to sky-high unemployment rates for college graduates. The new program will focus on resume writing, interview techniques and the transition from the college lifestyle to a workplace environment. The program was created after the Career […]

Unversity of the District of Columbia mulls high school partnership

An area university is looking to launch an educational partnership with D.C. public high schools, a proposal modeled after the program between GW and the School Without Walls. The University of the District of Columbia announced last month the proposal for an early college program similar to GW’s. Students at the School Without Walls – […]

Alternative Breaks participants aid communities abroad

More than 140 students trekked through the Western Hemisphere this month to rebuild infrastructure and work with disenfranchised youth as part of the Alternative Breaks program. The 27 students who traveled to Puerto Rico planted an acre of organic farming. They spent the bulk of their time working on the farm, learning how to plant […]