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.

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Colonials Basketball The men are off to a strong A-10 start this season, while the women – who have not lost a game since Dec. 7 – continue to perform at the top of their game as a ranked team. Continued success will help build prestige for the programs and the University. Townhouse theft Fraternity […]

WEB EXTRA: Bare bones: new show has nudity, not much else

“The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show” is being heavily promoted on Comedy Central these days. You may have seen clips of David Koechner (pronounced Kech’ner in Iowa) (“Anchorman”) wrestling a bear aside an 18 wheeler while an elderly man in the nude (Dave ‘Gruber’ Allen, “Freaks and Geeks”) watches on in disapproval. After speaking with […]

Elliot School to teach top ranking govt. officials with new contract

High-ranking Department of Defense military and civilian leaders will be walking among students, faculty and staff this semester as part of a new joint venture between GW and the U.S. Government. The DoD recently granted the Elliott School a contract to direct the Pentagon’s National Security Studies program starting in January. But similar programs at […]

Gabriel Okolski: It’s not easy being green

The North Face apparel that so many on this campus seem to wear must be bored. Instead of climbing jagged rock faces in the Alaska wilderness or tearing down blankets of powder in the Wasatch mountains, these clothes are instead defending America’s upper middle class against the brutal D.C. winters. To those of you who […]

WEB EXTRA: Sarah Silverman: Cancer can be funny

If you are homeless, handicapped, gay, black or Jewish, you are not safe from Sarah Silverman. In her new show, “The Sarah Silverman Show”, scheduled to air this evening on Comedy Central, no joke is too crass, no quip is too offensive, and no one leaves unscathed. But if you think that a child dying […]

Men’s basketball team suffers loss to Dayton on the road

DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 31 – Two years ago, a miracle shot at the buzzer from Carl Elliott forced Karl Hobbs off the court at the University of Dayton Arena with tears of joy in his eyes. Wednesday night, two technical fouls sent Hobbs to the locker room dragging his khaki-colored suit jacket on the ground […]

Brendan Polmer: Crushed dreams for XLI

Okay, I guess I’m over it by now – the New Orleans Saints aren’t going to Super Bowl XLI. Having lost to the Chicago Bears last week and being the die-hard New Orleanian that I am, I had a bit of a fit. So I stabbed my couch with a kitchen knife – my bad. […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Black Heritage Celebration Kick-Off: ‘It’s a Different World’ Put on your best 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s inspired gear for this fashion show. Internship and Part-time job fair See what employers are offering in internships, part-time and summer employment. 2 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Career Center Friday Islamic […]

Letters to the Editor

Secondhand smoke is harmful, in any amount Recently The Hatchet quoted Student Health Services as claiming that “the occasional breath of secondhand smoke may not be so bad … For the average nonsmoker, being around smokers on occasion does not prove to be a huge health risk” (Weekly check up, Jan. 16, p. 7). Wrong. […]

Greek-letter groups begin recruitment

The Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Association’s Phi Sigma Sigma and Sigma Delta Tau sororities are sponsoring spring recruitment events for new members. The IFC began its spring recruitment Sunday with an event at the recently opened WOW Wingery, located on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center. Prospective members were able to discuss Greek-letter […]