February 8, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 39

Stories from the February 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB UPDATE: Xavier ends 24-game home winning streak

Posted Saturday, Feb. 10, 11:32 For the first time in a few years, fans began filing out of Smith Center with time remaining on the clock. It’s been a while that a game was so out of reach that even an highlight-worthy run, one which the GW men’s basketball team always has buried in its […]

Alpha Phi hosts annual heart week

This week the Alpha Phi sorority is hosting its annual Healthy Heart Week to raise awareness about heart disease in women and to raise money for the Alpha Phi Foundation. The foundation is part of the sorority’s national philanthropy and has been a focus of the GW chapter since it was chartered in 2003. February […]

Corrections and clarifications

Corrections In the article “Activists protest Iraq War” (Jan. 29, p. 1) “Dancing Flowers for Peace” member Noel Martz was mistakenly characterized as a male. She is one of the seven female members of the group. In the article “Endowment breaks $1 billion” (Feb. 1, p. 1), University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was misattributed in […]

Campus Plan nears approval after eight hearings

The Zoning Commission unanimously voted to advance GW’s 20-year Campus Plan application Monday night, after postponing its decision in mid-January. The 20-year plan would replace the current agreement between the city and GW on development restrictions. In its Jan. 17 hearing on the plan, the commission agreed that it would split up its decision on […]

SJT offers special aid to daughter of late Redskins owner

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg offered to help the daughter of late Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke pay for college, while the 19-year-old settles a dispute over her father’s estate. Gerald Kauvar, special assistant to the president, said the University offered Cooke financial aid in the form of loans if she qualified for admission to […]

Arab journalists argue over Iraq war, freedom of press in Middle East

Four members of prominent Arab news sources debated Middle-Eastern opinion on the Iraq War and what it means to be an Arab journalist during Monday night’s “Kalb Report” at the National Press Club. “The Kalb Report” is a public affairs debate program hosted by notable journalist and former “Meet the Press” host Marvin Kalb and […]

Students, faculty consider putting old tests online

Some professors are wary of a student and faculty proposal to make old tests and syllabi available for free on a University Web site. For the past three years, members of the Student Association have promised to update the test and syllabi file kept in their Marvin Center offices by increasing available materials and uploading […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault 2/04/07 – Marvin Center – 1:05 a.m. – open case The University Police Department was on patrol after an event in the Marvin Center when officers witnessed a fight occur between two individuals. Before the officers could break up the fight, one person was thrown into a window, shattering it. The complainant refused […]

Cats in the Caribbean

When some bands are looking to channel their influences, they intensely study a stack of records. Others concentrate on deriving influence from one or two albums that they find to have the most impact or similarity to what they are trying to sound like. Their goal, of course, is that the feeling and vibe of […]