November 15, 2012

Volume 109, Issue 28

Stories from the November 15, 2012 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

New post indicates GW’s focus on digital course offerings

The University signaled its intent to make a bigger splash in the much-debated world of online learning Monday by pulling its law dean to become the first vice provost for online education and academic innovation. The unconventional pick will abruptly move Paul Schiff Berman from the deanship of the GW Law School to the provost’s […]

Op-Ed: Colonials for clean air

While GW administrators are moving toward a smoke free environment by September 2013, we recognize this change does not come without adjustment.

CADE to ask parents, faculty to take online surveys

The University’s alcohol and drug responsibility office plans to ask faculty, parents, staff and upperclassmen to participate in online educational programs. The Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education will ask them to log into a website called My Student Body to take surveys with role-playing scenarios to offer insight on topics like substance abuse, […]

Players to watch

Dwayne Smith Dwayne Smith Year: Senior Position: Forward Height: 6-foot-6 Hometown: Toronto, Canada Smith missed the first few weeks of last season as he recovered from post-concussion syndrome, which kept him from fully integrating into the team’s pace under new head coach Mike Lonergan. But if he can find his offensive stride this year and […]

Staff Editorial: Raise the student fee

Students should vote in favor of the student fee increase. In the long run, it is an investment that will both directly benefit students as well as improve the the quality of programming that organizations can provide.

Reclaiming Foggy Bottom: Lonergan

The challenges of the 2012-13 season almost make it seem as if it’s Mike Lonergan’s first year on the Smith Center’s hardwood. He’s adding six new faces to his roster and starting at least three – marking the first time that a large chunk of the Colonial roster comprises his recruits. And he’s taking GW […]

Reclaiming Foggy Bottom: Tsipis

The long journey back for GW women’s basketball has begun. Nine years on the coaching staff at the University of Notre Dame, four years as the associate head coach, NCAA tournament bids in all nine seasons, five Sweet Sixteen appearances and back-to-back trips to the National Championship game – that’s the experience first year head […]

Working to make a comeback

David Pellom is larger-than-life in a display on the front doors of the Smith Center, the top of his name across the back of his jersey just visible as he grips the rim in one of his trademark, high-energy dunks. Inside the building, the player who set a program single-season shooting record last year is […]

Rising to the occasion

Basketball games can come down to the last shot – the seconds ticking away, the score tied, the crowd screaming and just one chance, one look, one shot left to push a team to victory. Last season, the explosive Colonial guard Tony Taylor graduated. And with the turn of a tassel, GW lost its most […]

The Final Shot For Lifelong Teammates

Head coach Jonathan Tsipis has a favorite metaphor when talking about the graduate students on his roster: helping them write the “final chapter” of their Colonial basketball careers. The women’s basketball team will suit up three graduate students this season, but two have a special bond that stretches back, far past GW – years past, […]