February 22, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 43

Stories from the February 22, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Starters shuffle in GW win

Karl Hobbs does not understand why people seem to be obsessed with which players make the starting lineup at GW’s men’s basketball games. Even so, it’s hard to ignore that sophomore Rob Diggs, who had started every game this season until three games ago, came off the bench for Wednesday’s 68-49 win over Richmond at […]

Greek leaders say theft investigation is slow, not fruitful

Although there have been some leads in the investigation into the 21 thefts in Townhouse Row over winter break, fraternity and sorority members with stolen property say they are frustrated at the pace of the investigation. Upon returning to GW in January, members of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Delta Gamma and Alpha Phi […]

WEB EXTRA: SA candidates mirror national politicos in campaigning online

Students sometimes criticize members of the Student Association for taking themselves too seriously and emulating real politicians down the street on Capitol Hill. But when it comes to elections, both SA and national politicians have the similar philosophies about one thing: the Internet is a gold mine for campaigning. Of the 10 students running for […]

Fewer students run in SA elections this year

As students go to the polls Thursday, they will have fewer undergraduate Student Association Senate and presidential candidates to choose among – the lowest in at least four years, according to SA records. This year’s Senate election features almost half as many candidates running for the Senate. In total, 26 undergraduate students are running for […]

Staff Editorial: Save 4×4 before it’s too late

In his plea to the Faculty Senate urging them to reconsider its recommendation to reject a four-credit, four-class structure, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald Lehman reiterated that the nuances of the plan can be changed in the future after the concept is approved. This comment embodies the reasons behind administrators’ battle with faculty […]

“Reno” still the same good stuff

Lieutenant Jim Dangle (Thomas Lennon) is honest when it comes to the abilities of the Reno Sheriff’s Department: “You know,” Lennon says in an interview with The Hatchet in which he and the other cast members stayed in character, “When you’re not very good at your job, you can set your bar pretty low. It’s […]

Sam Salkin: Ode to the loser

Somewhere in the Marvin Center tonight, there will be some disappointed Colonials. When the Joint Elections Committee releases results of this year’s Student Associations elections, there will be those candidates who wished they had not blown off that random endorsement hearing. Others will regret not coughing up an extra $50 for color campaign buttons instead […]

“The Astronaut Farmer”: a ray of light in trying times

A few weeks ago, NASA made a lot of news headlines, not by the virtue of any successes that these days are few and far between at the space agency, but because Lisa Nowak, a former astronaut, went crazy and tried to kidnap another pilot in a crime of passion. “The Astonaut Farmer” is the […]

The proof’s in the paper: Order of the Hippo documents prove existence

GW’s most public “secret” society is marking its 10th anniversary this spring, according to University documents, but the founder of the Order of the Hippo – University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg – is still mum about the organization’s existence. Administrators, faculty and student leaders founded the group in April 1997 as a “service organization” which […]

Bar Belle: El Paraiso

El Paraiso 1916 14th St. N.W. It was past midnight and we were huddled outside the Black Cat, cursing it loudly and shivering violently as we waited our turn in line. I served as human shield from the bouncer, leaning casually against the brick wall as three of my friends stood behind to upend beers […]