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.

Brendan Polmer: Smoke-free is still stinky

In the heavily debated issue of smoking in public, along with the recent ban in D.C. on smoking inside restaurants, bars and clubs, one topic has yet to be addressed – flatulence. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, I’m talking about farts. Although I have been labeled as a “humor columnist,” I never imagined the day […]

WEB UPDATE: Notebook: Rice thrives during tough time

ATLANTIC CITY, March 9 – Junior Maureece Rice scored 16 points in 37 hard-fought minutes. He turned the ball over three times and had three steals against Saint Joseph’s during a 58-48 win. That was the easiest part of his day. Rice, a Philadelphia native, attended his grandmother’s funeral Thursday morning and met his team […]

Rock and roll and Rose Hill Drive

When you think about it, true rock and roll is a lot like sushi – it’s best served fresh and raw, preferably with a spicy kick. True, some people can’t handle it, but most tend to warm up to the exotic delights it employs in the body’s sensory system after a few tries. And just […]

New D.C. councilmember, law professor denies campaign finance allegations

Law School professor and Ward 3 D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh is under investigation for allegations that she improperly reported contributions during her 2006 campaign. One of Cheh’s opponents in the Democratic primary, Jonathan Rees, brought the allegations of fraud to the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance. Cheh defeated Rees in the September primary with 44 […]

Letters to the Editor

Strong academics require solid infrastucture I’ve had better Valentine’s Day cards than Andrew Siddons’s open letter to me on Feb. 15 (“An open letter to our benevolent leader,” p. 4). He finds my book of letters and the accompanying cartoons from The New Yorker not exactly side-splitting, believes my priorities are upside-down or out-of-date and […]

WEB UPDATE: GW rams Rhode Island to win A-10 tournament

Updated March 10, 9:37 p.m. ATLANTIC CITY, March 10 – Cue the mayhem. Bring on the seed predictions and welcome to the Big Dance, Foggy Bottom. Forget what you heard about this team for the last six months. After all, this was branded to be a rebuilding year for the GW men’s basketball team. The […]

WEB UPDATE: Former President Carter defends book on Israel

Posted Thursday, March 8, 11:30 p.m. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter firmly defended his new book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” in both prepared remarks and a lengthy, uncensored question-and-answer session at Lisner Auditorium Thursday. The 39th president has been criticized for the subject matter in his book, which some say contains a pro-Palestinian bias. On […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 3/3/07 – Duqu?s Hall – 10:36 p.m. – case closed University Police Department officers responded to a complaint from an employee working in Duqu?s Hall. The employee said he was talking to another employee about work performance and the second employee became belligerent. By the time officers arrived the unruly individual had calmed […]

WEB UPDATE: Akingbade is big in final game

ATLANTIC CITY, March 10 -Senior center Dokun Akingbade has been known as a somewhat shy, almost sheepish player during his five-year stint at GW. However, over the course of the season, Akingbade has shown signs of an inner-intensity, culminating in Saturday’s performance. With forward Rob Diggs out much of the game with a broken nose […]