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.

WEB UPDATE: Colonials upset Aggies to advance to Sweet 16

Posted Monday, March 19, 11:52 p.m. LOS ANGELES, March 19 — GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown said it was a game of heart. Texas A&M coach Gary Blair said it was a game of composure. But in the end, it was a game that sent one team to Dallas for the Sweet 16. And […]

Soulful singer in a country band

“‘Drunk Kid Catholic!’” “‘Arienette!’” “‘The City Has Sex!’” “It’s a new song,” says the thin man on stage with shoulder -length raven hair. “It’s on our new album.” The crowd murmurs something not quite approaching approval, unsure of what to think. They wanted the hits, if that’s what you could call them. And so it […]

The Bar Belle: Temperance Hall

Last Friday night, my friends and I launched a girls-night-out attempt to occupy ourselves with something other than getting drunk – a trek down to E Street to catch Forest Whitaker as really, really bad guy Idi Amin in “The Last King of Scotland.” It turns out that Whitaker won something called an Oscar for […]

WEB UPDATE: Cheney at GW for medical treatment second time this month

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 12:28 p.m. The vice president returned to the GW Medical Center late Tuesday morning for his second time this month after experiencing discomfort in his lower left leg. Dick Cheney went to his cardiologist at the Medical Faculty Associates for further treatment of a blood clot in his leg. The vice […]

Spartastic tour de force

Imagine gazing at an army a million strong bent on destroying you, your family and your city. What would be your reaction to the sight of such an ominous force, knowing that only a few hundred soldiers stand between your city and imminent destruction? A Spartan would laugh. Such is the setting of “300” (Warner […]

Three young men attack two freshmen, police say

Three 18-year-old men – one reportedly carrying brass knuckles – allegedly attacked two freshmen on campus Monday night, according to police reports. Freshman Lee Gautier said he left his room in Thurston Hall to go to the gym and noticed three black males watching him at about 10:15 p.m. Monday. He said he thought their […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Dining Out for Life Get a bite to eat at 150 D.C. restaurants raising money for citizens with AIDS, cancer and other illnesses. Check out www.diningoutforlife.com for a list of participating restaurants Sponsored by Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Women’s Day Come discuss “Women Crossing Borders and Engaging Creativity for Empowerment” and participate in a […]

Academic to analyst to assistant: Gerald Kauvar assists Trachtenberg

Gerald Kauvar has been working with University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg for so long that sometimes he can anticipate what the witty, at times outrageous and always unpredictable president is thinking. “He backs me up,” Trachtenberg said of his special assistant of the last five years and friend of 30 years. “We’ve known each long […]

Disqualified senator-elect to challenge JEC ruling in Court

The general election ended two weeks ago, but one Student Association Senate seat is still being contested. Former Senator-elect Matt Cohen (SoB-U) is filing paperwork with the SA Student Court to appeal the invalidation of his election, he told The Hatchet Tuesday night. After the general election, Cohen was disqualified for surpassing the $500 senatorial […]

Administrators use special funds for students, departments in need

In February, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg offered to loan the daughter of late Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke money for tuition to be paid back after she settles a dispute over her father’s estate. While some were startled by this proposal, this is not the only time Trachtenberg has offered to help students using […]