February 12, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 40

Stories from the February 12, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Tying the knot

It all began with a love of the St. Louis Rams. Boy likes football. Boy’s favorite team makes it to the playoffs. Boy goes to watch the playoffs over at a friend’s apartment. Boy meets girl. Two years later, boy asks girl to marry him. It may not sound like your traditional love story, but […]

Ramsey elected next chair of Board of Trustees, VP Blumer retires

W. Russell Ramsey will be GW’s next chairman of the board of Trustees, the University’s highest governing body voted Friday. Ramsey has served as the vice chairman of the board and chairman of the investment and real estate committees as well as the presidential search committee. Ramsey said that as he starts his term as […]

New eatery, Carvings opens in Potomac House

Carvings owner Paul Park said his venue is finally “ready to feed” GW’s students. The restaurant in the University’s newest residence hall, Potomac House, opened Friday after months of delays. In early November, The Hatchet reported that Carvings’ opening, originally scheduled for first semester, was to be delayed until at least January. Park said the […]

Student’s jaw wired shut after injury at local bar

Freshman Philip Aftuck is spending his second semester of college back home with his jaw wired shut for the next four to six weeks, and will be on a strictly liquid diet. Aftuck was reportedly assaulted in The Exchange bar two weekends ago and later hospitalized due to major injuries to his jaw. The 19-year-old […]

Looking ahead

With the college basketball season more than half over, February is considered a time for teams to come together and make a run in preparation for the NCAA tournament. GW’s men’s basketball game against Xavier saw two teams going in different directions: the Musketeers have won five of their last six games, while the Colonials […]

Staff Editorial: Come clean about high tuition

The University located four blocks away from the White House with amazing internship opportunities and professors from a host of top government agencies is now almost solely known for something else – its $50,000 price tag. Following the Board of Trustees approval of a fixed tuition of $39,210 per year for the class of 2011, […]

Colonials win 14th straight

With his team down 42 points to the GW women’s basketball team Sunday, all St. Bonaventure head coach Jim Crowley could do was shake his head. Crowley watched his team give up 21 turnovers and shoot below 25 percent as No. 8/9 GW (AP, ESPN/USA Today) won its 14th straight game 75-41, the sixth-longest streak […]

Meredith Jessup: V-Day should stand for more than just vaginas

As Valentine’s Day approaches, tradition suggests images of gentlemen ordering flowers for a special someone and of ladies planning a romantic night on the town. This year, however, students on many college campuses are rethinking these traditional displays of affection in favor of “V-Day.” But don’t bother looking for the term “V-Day” inside any of […]