March 24, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 50

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

Sun sets on GW’s chance at sweep

The Colonials ended their doubleheader Tuesday against Cornell with a win and a tie, battling back from an initial four-run deficit to earn a win in game one before the second had to be called due to darkness. In the first game, Cornell took a quick 4-0 lead over GW (10-9-1) in the first inning, […]

Kalb, Sawyer discuss women in media

ABC’s “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer reflected on her career as a pioneering female journalist and discussed the future of broadcast journalism at Tuesday’s installment of “The Kalb Report.” Recalling her own initiation rite into elite journalism, Sawyer shared her experiences as the first female anchor of the award-winning CBS program “60 Minutes.” “I knew […]

Mayor Gray faces House ethics probe

A leading House Republican launched investigations last week into claims that alumnus and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray paid a former mayoral candidate to attack competitor and former Mayor Adrian Fenty on the campaign trail in November. Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced the probe after former […]

Faculty demand role in Gelman revamp

Members of the Faculty Senate are asking University administrators for a greater oversight role on the upcoming Gelman Library renovations. Spurred by student complaints and a desire to direct the revamps, the faculty leaders hope to form a committee that would give them power to oversee the renovations and voice their opinions about improving the […]

Suspect arrested for alumna’s murder

Montgomery County Police arrested a suspect Friday for the murder of alumna Jayna Murray, who was beaten and stabbed to death earlier this month in a Lululemon Athletica store in Bethesda, Md. Police arrested 28-year-old Brittany Erin Norwood, a co-worker of Murray’s, for first degree murder after detectives found inconsistencies in the story Norwood told […]

Face of community relations to step down

The face of GW’s relationship with its surrounding neighbors will step down from his position at the end of the month, amid a brewing battle with the neighborhood over upcoming development projects. Michael Akin, the assistant vice president for the Office of Government, International and Community Relations, is credited with building GW’s office of community […]

Colonial trio set to leave teams, transfer from University

Two players from the men’s basketball team and one from the women’s team will transfer from GW this spring, opening up scholarship spots for the Colonials to bring new players to the respective teams before the start of next season. Men’s basketball sophomore guard Tim Johnson and freshman forward Chris Fitzgerald will transfer from GW, […]

Faculty uneasy about alternative parking options in place of main garage

Faculty are again criticizing GW’s proposed plan to offset parking spaces that will be lost when its main garage is torn down for the Science and Engineering Complex. The University Parking Garage on H Street will close after Commencement weekend in May. Valet parking at several on-campus garages and discounted Kennedy Center parking rates will […]

Committee wants University to collaborate on redevelopment of local school

Members of a committee devoted to continuing the educational purpose of Stevens Elementary School suggested last week that GW’s School of Education and Human Development could be part of the historic school’s revitalization. Since the end of former Mayor Adrian Fenty’s administration, previous plans to develop the closed school into housing were scrapped, and residents […]