February 26, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 44

Stories from the February 26, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Softening language barriers one country at a time

Bobby O’Brien stands in front of a large, black rectangle painted on the wall. The paint is chipping off, but he’ll use what is left of it as a chalkboard. Weaving through the drawer-less wooden desks that fill the classroom, he stops beside an 11-year-old Chinese girl sitting on a mounted two-by-four. “Jenny!” he exclaims, […]

What’s the deal with… the Gelman memorabilia museum?

Tons of students rush in and out of Gelman Library’s doors each day but most fail to notice the little room stashed off by the left-hand side of the foyer. The small, inconspicuous place, called the David S. Brown Memorabilia Room, is filled with artifacts from authentic documents to photographs to significant objects, quietly chronicling […]

Student alleges assault in Academic Center

A large unidentified man reportedly assaulted a female sophomore in an Academic Center classroom Tuesday morning. The student told the Metropolitan Police Department that she was alone in room 510 when a 28- to 35-year-old black man approached her. She was reading before class started when the man, who she said was between 250 to […]

Sex column: “Spicing it up, keeping it hidden and trusting your heart”

Nearing the commencement of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. Since we […]

Abanto, Capp to face off for SA president

Round two of the campaign for Student Association President will include junior Marc Abanto and sophomore Nicole Capp, the election oversight committee announced early Friday morning. The Joint Elections Committee also announced that sophomore Brand Kroeger will vie for the executive vice president position against junior Nick D’Addario. The group released the vote tallies at […]

GW’s Birthday celebration features s’mores, cherry pies but no fire

The University rang in its namesake’s 275th birthday Thursday with an annual birthday bonfire, s’mores, hot cider and a cherry pie-eating contest. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and GW’s “secret” society, the Order of the Hippo, sponsored the event. The event has traditionally taken place outside in University Yard with colonial-era drummers and music, but […]

GW’s longest serving employee, ’46 graduate dies

Jane Tunstall Lingo, an alumna and staff member for 50 years, died at 83 of breast cancer in the early morning of Feb. 23. Lingo passed away at Lynn House, a senior citizen apartment and assisted living center in Alexandria where she was recovering from a hip injury since September. She was GW’s longest-serving employee, […]

…But you missed it all

Magical. That’s what Dawn Staley called the GW women’s team’s season. Junior Kim Beck’s play exemplified that late in the team’s game against Temple Sunday night. With 25 seconds left Sunday against Temple, GW had a three-point lead with history on the line. A win would mean GW’s first undefeated Atlantic 10 run since Bill […]

HOVA housing prices rise, residents threaten to not renew lease

Many graduate students living in the Hall on Virginia Avenue say they’re moving out next year due to a large increase in housing rates. This year, students living in HOVA pay $700 per month including utilities such as cable television, Internet access and housekeeping. Next year, the price for a single room will rise to […]

Lone senior honored

When the game ended Sunday afternoon, sounds of her name filled Smith Center. Senior Kenan Cole should be used to it by now since Joe McKeown, GW’s head coach, has been screeching it from the sidelines for four years. But this time, the chants came from the crowd. “Ke-nan Cole! Ke-nan Cole!” Before a six-point […]