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.

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 […]

Professors, students debate merits of Net-based classes

Some GW graduates earn their degrees without setting foot on any campus. Known as “distance learning,” the online programs GW offers allow students to take courses using the Internet to gain the same credits as traditional on-campus classes. The programs were designed by GW to reach a wider variety of students, said Sheryl Elliott, an […]

After win, Hobbs disappointed

PHILADELPHIA – The GW men’s basketball team had five players in double figures in Saturday’s 86-74 win over La Salle at Tom Gola Arena. They shot 51 percent from the field, out rebounded the Explorers by nine and had two players with double-doubles. But Karl Hobbs was not happy. He said he was disappointed with […]

Student Association Endorsements: EVP run-off: Poor choices abound

The two candidates running for Student Association executive vice president in the run-off election are two of the individuals least-qualified to run the senate from the original field of five. Neither Nick D’Addario nor Brand Kroeger seems to fully understand the advocacy role of the SA, and they each espoused positions that would poorly suit […]

Two different campaigns both yield success

The top two vote-getters Thursday night for Student Association president could not have had a more different approach to campaigning. While both are veteran SA Senators with two years’ experience, one ran the only full slate of the year’s election with a team that almost swept the senate seats. The other was the only presidential […]

Rachel Replogle: My run-in with the law

The morning I was supposed to leave for winter break, I awoke to the noise of a person slamming doors and yelling in our New Hall living room. Upon investigating, my irate roommate threw a rotten tomato at me – one that I had placed on her desk after she refused to throw it away. […]