November 21, 2011

Volume 108, Issue 29

Stories from the November 21, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Volleyball season ends with quarterfinal defeat

After the first two sets of the A-10 conference tournament quarterfinal match against No. 6 seed Duquesne, the Colonials had control. The team was focused. GW was up 2-0 in the game, and appeared to be headed to the semifinals of the tournament to take on No. 1 seed Dayton. But then it slipped away, […]

GW law professor elected to United Nations commission

  A GW Law School professor will join 33 legal scholars and government officials to deliberate on global legal standards Jan. 1 as part of the 64th session of the United Nations International Law Commission.   The United Nations elected Sean Murphy by secret ballot at its November General Assembly meeting in New York after […]

More students compete for graduate fellowship

The University’s Presidential Administrative Fellowship program saw a resurgence of interest this fall after a steep dip in applications last year. This semester, 65 seniors applied for the Presidential Administrative Fellowship – a 35-percent increase from last year. The competitive fellowship covers tuition toward a graduate degree, while winners serve administrative roles for different University […]

Sports in Brief

Swim teams finish fifth at Patriot Invitational The swimming teams both grabbed fifth-place finishes at the Patriot Invitational at George Mason University this weekend. The men’s team earned 385 points, and the women’s posted 399 to grab the berth in a field of eight teams. Competition extended over Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “The entire meet […]

Women’s basketball falls short to Virginia Tech

The symbol of the Colonials’ loss Saturday was most glaring at the free throw line. Squaring off against Virginia Tech, GW shot 42.3 percent from the line, converting just 11 of 26, missing four crucial shots from the charity stripe in the last 15 seconds of play. The Colonials’ shooting woes were not constrained to […]

Iconic campus pub, restaurant to close

After 11 years of pizza, beer and pho, owner Hien Bui is serving customers at the Froggy Bottom Pub something new – a promise the GW landmark will stick around. The University announced last week that after Kaiser Permanente vacates its 2100 W Pennsylvania Ave. space next October, GW will take steps toward renovating that […]

University to raze seven properties

The University plans to bulldoze a block of buildings and townhouses along Pennsylvania Avenue in the next three years to erect office space. The glassy 11-story structure with more than 275 parking spaces will sit in place of the office at 2100 W Pennsylvania Ave. and two neighboring University buildings, as well as Froggy Bottom […]