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.

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. […]

GW’s bench gets shorter in loss to Xavier

As the season winds down for GW’s women’s basketball team, its record suggests this is a lost season, but head coach Mike Bozeman doesn’t see any quit in his team. In their final road game of the season, the Colonials (8-19, 3-10 Atlantic 10) traveled to Cincinnati to take on No. 6/6 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) […]

Book chronicles Foggy Bottom’s history

Two young authors shared little-known tidbits of Foggy Bottom and West End history with residents at the Foggy Bottom Association meeting Tuesday night. The book, by Matthew Gilmore and Josh Olsen, chronicles the beginnings of the Foggy Bottom-West End neighborhood through vintage photographs donated by area residents. “There are a number of historical photo books […]

Patients take medication more often with help of phone app

Patients with high blood pressure remembered to take their medication more often through the use of a mobile phone application, according to a recent study conducted in part by the GW Medical Center. The study, completed over a 7-month period, measured the ability of the Pill Phone application to improve medication adherence among patients with […]

QuickTakes

Cold War Kids “Mine Is Yours” (Interscope) Cold War Kids put away any political agenda and created the gushy, love-inspired album, “Mine is Yours,” that every good artist needs to put out. However, this band does it differently. In its song, “Sensitive Kid,” this alternative-rock band uses sporadic, misfit keys and rootless vocals to tell […]

Housing Guide: Gender-neutral option creates more possibilities

Katherine Wynne doesn’t think the best roommate is necessarily one of the same gender. Fortunately for her, the University agrees. Wynne is one of many students hoping to live in a gender-neutral room next year, taking advantage of the University’s new housing policy that allows males and females to live together. “I don’t think you’re […]