February 1, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 37

Stories from the February 1, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Ready to rumble in Richmond

Just over three weeks ago, the GW women’s basketball team hosted Richmond and beat them 57-50 – a win that didn’t come easily. Richmond controlled the lead for a good portion of the first half and fought back every time No. 11/12 GW (AP, ESPN/USA Today) gained a significant lead in the second half. The […]

“Once” explores music of new Dubliners

“Once” is a put-your-arm-around-your-girlfriend kind of movie. A modern-day musical, “Once” could best be described as a happenstance meeting between two lonely people who wind up making sweet music – literally. He’s a self-described “broken hearted hoover fixer sucker guy” – working in his father’s vacuum cleaner repair shop by day, playing his own music […]

SA candidates ready for election

The growing field of candidates is preparing for the Student Association elections, with only 21 days remaining. The candidates for SA president include juniors David “Tito” Wilkinson, Casey Pond, SA Sen. Marc Abanto (U-At Large), Michael Ray Huerta and sophomore SA Sen. Nicole Capp (CCAS-U), who announced her candidacy for SA president last week during […]

GW’s endowment breaks one billion

GW’s endowment has broken the $1 billion mark, the University announced yesterday. In a statement distributed Wednesday afternoon, GW announced that as of Dec. 31, the endowment stood at about $1.019 billion. When University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg assumed the presidency in 1988, GW had an endowment of about $200 million. Over the last 19 […]

Tale of a transfer

Sophomore Cheyenne Moore spent last year practicing every day with the GW men’s basketball team, doing all of the lifting and conditioning drills that go along with being part of an upper-echelon Division I men’s basketball program. The team was ranked sixth in the country and his teammates were treated as heroes on campus, but […]

SMPA Director to form student council

New School of Media and Public Affairs Director Lee Huebner is forming a Director’s Advisory Council in an effort to hear more student feedback about the school. Huebner, who began his term as SMPA director in July 2006 after a nearly two-year search process for a director, said the council is still in the planning […]

How Green is GW?

Strategic management and public policy professor Mark Starik runs 100 percent of his home’s electricity on wind energy, drives a hybrid vehicle and regularly purchases solar energy products. He does so because, in the age of a war on terror, he is just as concerned about the battle the earth is waging. “Climate change rivals […]

Four students travel to Uganda to study country

Four students visited Uganda over winter break to bring American and Ugandan students together to learn more about the challenges facing the African country. This gathering, called the Global Youth Partnership for Africa’s Youth Summit: The Role of Youth in Post-Conflict, brought 13 American college students to meet with Ugandan students and hear from leaders […]

WEB EXTRA: “Ooh La La”: Rod Stewart gets your mom (and maybe you)

It’s been nearly 40 years since Rod Stewart first shook his British booty into America’s hearts (and loins) with his breakthrough single, the infamous older-woman love lament “Maggie Mae.” Rod Stewart is 62 now, and Maggie’s probably dead. But to the 10,000 screaming over-the-hill women inside the Verizon Center last Friday night, Stewart’s boyish charm […]