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.

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, […]

WEB UPDATE: Vanderbilt delivers big defeat to Colonials

SACRAMENTO, March 15 — Before GW’s men’s basketball team’s game against Vanderbilt in the first round of the NCAA tournament, some members of the team shaved their heads to have a fresh look for a potential NCAA tournament run. The ritual did create a new look, but not one the team wanted: the look of […]

WEB EXTRA: Law School research center studies ‘Bollywood’

The Law School’s Creative and Innovative Economy Center is located in Foggy Bottom, but its projects can be found around the globe. This month the center released a report on piracy of “Bollywood” movies – a name for the Indian film industry – and increasing the availability of medicine in order to solve the AIDS […]

WEB UPDATE: Women’s team advances to second round of NCAA Tournament

After an almost two-week hiatus, the No. 5-seed GW women’s basketball team took the court Saturday afternoon to face No. 12-seed Boise State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Despite the lengthy break since the Colonials’ early exit in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament on March 4, GW showed it wasn’t […]