March 8, 2007

Volume 103, Issue 47

Stories from the March 8, 2007 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

J Street to receive student-designed mural

While televisions hang on the walls of the Marvin Center’s Columbian Square, a student organization is searching for a more artistic alternative. The Marvin Center Governing Board is calling all artists in an effort to beautify a hub of GW student life. The board plans to offer $500 to the individual or group it chooses […]

WEB UPDATE: Notebook: Koundjia not hurt enough

ATLANTIC CITY, March 9 – After missing some of Thursday’s game with an injured wrist, senior Regis Koundjia showed no signs of being hurt Friday against St. Louis. Koundjia played one of his best defensive games as a Colonial, holding St. Louis star Ian Vouyakas to just six points and four shot attempts. Lockdown D […]

In his last postseason, Elliott wants more

Carl Elliott remembers the first time he came to GW to watch the men’s basketball team. Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Omar Williams and Mike Hall were freshmen and they were facing Old Dominion University at Smith Center. Elliott was sitting under the basket next to his mother Debra Cook when Karl Hobbs started screaming in his direction. […]

Verdict finds Libby guilty

I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, was convicted last Tuesday of lying to the FBI and a grand jury in the investigation of the leak of CIA officer Valerie Plame’s identity to reporters. Libby was found guilty on four of the five charges of perjury and obstruction of justice brought […]

WEB EXTRA: Conscious Couture: Fashion Week comes to DC with a purpose

New York? Of course. Milan? Naturally. Paris? That’s obvious. But Washington D.C., home to thousands of starched collared politicians, congressmen and lobbyists hosting its very own fashion week? In a city where who you are voting for is more important than who you are wearing, it is hard to imagine that this past weekend the […]

Study says education support on the rise

If you think your state, county or city doesn’t care about your higher education, think again. According to a study released by the State Higher Education Executive Officers March 8, state and local support “per full-time equivalent student in public institutions” increased to $6,325 in fiscal 2006-a 5.1 percent jump from last year’s $6,017. However, […]

Colonials set for Atlantic 10 tourney

On the eve of their first Atlantic 10 tournament game, members of GW’s men’s basketball team wore T-shirts reading “40 Hard” under their practice jerseys. The mantra, head coach Karl Hobbs said, represents the team’s mindset of playing “40 hard minutes of basketball” and expresses a “statement of who we are.” The third-seeded Colonials will […]

Presidential candidates speak out on education

The campaign for the 2008 presidential election is underway earlier than ever. With nine months until the first primaries and caucuses, candidates from both parties are emerging, and each has made education issues part of their platform. Looking at Democrats first, “improving our schools” is one of the main issues of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama’s […]

WEB EXTRA: Foggy Bottom to Hollywood: GW alum Kerry Washington stars in Chris Rock vehicle “I Think I Love My Wife”

While at GW, Kerry Washington (“Ray,” “The Last King of Scotland”) performed with Generic Theater Company and loved watching Recess Improv Group. She was a resident adviser (now called House Proctors) for what she called the “scandalous camera clad halls of Thurston” and her favorite memory was performing on the Lisner stage for the first […]

Report suggests higher education needs improvement

The United States’ performance in college education is lagging on the world stage, and the situation will only get worse unless radical changes are made, according to a new report. “Hitting Home: Quality, Cost and Access Challenges Confronting Higher Education,” says that the United States’ higher education system will be unable, at its current rate, […]