February 24, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 45

Stories from the February 24, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Mother: GW barring Allums from media

The University’s Office of Media Relations drew scrutiny this week, after the mother of women’s basketball player Kye Allums alleged GW stifled opportunities for Allums to speak out about his role as the first transgender basketball player in NCAA Division I history. Allums’ mother, Rolanda Delamartinez, said that since Allums’ initial announcement and subsequent press […]

Students bring Shakespeare to GW

Patrick Hanley had a desire to see Shakespeare’s “Henry V” – the play about good “Prince Hal” coming of age – but there were no Shakespeare companies on campus. So he created his own. Hanley, along with Dan Harris, co-founded what is now the GW Shakespeare Company with no funding and no resources. “It was […]

Law School whittles dean search to eight candidates

The GW Law School has narrowed its dean search down to eight candidates, who have been meeting with GW faculty, students and administrators over the last month to tout their merits as the best leaders and fundraisers to head the school. Roger Trangsrud, the chair of the dean search committee, said they have a diverse […]

University celebrates founder, president

It was University President Steven Knapp’s first bonfire outdoors, as the event was moved to the Marvin Center for the last 4 years due to wind or rain. “This celebration embodies what George Washington imagined when he envisioned a university,” Knapp said. The event featured a cherry pie-eating contest, a performance by the Colonial Brass […]

Colonials coast to win over Charlotte

With 2 minutes left in Wednesday’s game against Charlotte, head coach Karl Hobbs motioned to his bench. As freshman forward Nemanja Mikic waved a towel over his head from the bench, GW’s walk-on sophomore guard Roy Ghantous took the court. The Smith Center erupted as Ghantous checked into the game, an exclamation point on the […]

Study: D.C. bag tax hurts economy

The District’s 5-cent fee on paper and plastic bags is hurting the economy, a recent study alleges, by eliminating jobs. The Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University – a learning and research center in Boston that analyzes public economic issues – claims the tax will not earn as much money as the District planned, and […]

UPD, officers settle labor case

The University, two former University Police Department officers and their union have reached a settlement over charges filed last year stemming from complaints that GW engaged in unfair labor practices. Two cases were settled Jan. 28 through the National Labor Relations Board – which enforces the National Labor Relations Act and investigates allegations that employers […]

Run. Tag. Eat.

GW Alert: A team at GW Hospital embarks on a top-secret mission to create super students. But, something goes terribly wrong and it creates a zombie. Beware! This zombie is very dangerous for it feeds on college students and is highly contagious. Join the effort to save GW from the zombie apocalypse! The Humans vs. […]