February 20, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 42

Stories from the February 20, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Correction

In the article “Colonials lose in Philly; Moore out for the season,” Sports Information Director Brad Bower was quoted as saying that sophomore Cheyenne Moore is out for the season and will have surgery on his foot. Bower only said that Moore will be out for the season and GW head men’s basketball coach Karl […]

WEB EXTRA: Student Association Presidential candidate complete profiles

Name: Marc Abanto Year: Junior Hometown: Trumbull, Conn. Major: Political Science Slate: The Student Union Running Mate: Nick D’Addario Clubs/Activities: Member education chair of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, former associate producer of the 14th Grade Players Theater Company, College Democrats, past intern for Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) Platform: Reform the health and safety inspection […]

Varsity Roundup

Baseball The baseball team opened its 2007 spring season with three losses at No. 8 Virginia Feb. 17-19. The Colonials dropped 11-0, 11-1 and 15-2 decisions to the Cavaliers. GW’s Feb. 13 game against Georgetown was postponed due to snow. M. Tennis The men’s tennis team lost to Xavier and Dayton during a two-day Ohio […]

Old Town Alexandria celebrates George Washington’s birthday

Old Town Alexandria had the largest celebration for President George Washington’s Birthday in the United States this weekend, with about 100,000 people attending the parade Monday afternoon. In preparation for the weekend of events in Alexandria, which included the 218th annual George Washington Birthnight Banquet and Ball Saturday, a Washington impersonator rode through Old Town […]

University says iHousing running smoothly so far

Students are adapting well to the new preference-based computer system after rising seniors applied for on-campus housing last week, said Seth Weinshel, assignments director of GW Housing Programs. Whereas students previously chose available rooms during time slots governed by randomly assigned numbers, the new assignment system called iHousing uses a computer program to make assignments […]

D.C. commits $500k for D.C. Neighborhood College

A GW-administered degree program that teaches District citizens to lead positive change in their communities received a $500,000 grant this year to expand its programming. Former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams approved the funds for the decade-old program, D.C. Neighborhood College, which is administered through GW’s Center for Excellence and Public Leadership, a training and research […]

GWU tuition rates set record high

The George Washington University set a new record Feb. 9 as the first college to break the $50,000 mark in total cost of attendance. The figure approved by the university’s Board of Trustees for the Class of 2011 includes tuition of $39,210, a food allowance of $3,400 and housing prices of $8,020, for a total […]

This year’s election is no joke

Although his running mate Che Guevara died over forty years ago, write-in Student Association presidential candidate Dennis Petersen remains confident he will win the SA election this week. His grassroots campaign, which is based mostly on the social networking site Facebook.com, outlines a plan to demolish several campus buildings and fund an SA capitol building […]