February 4, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 38

Stories from the February 4, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Amy Hocraffer: Honoring students’ work

Imagine a required class where the entire grade is based on a single assignment. Now imagine that for some students in this class the assignment is a 10-page essay, for others it is a 40-page research paper, and for a lucky few, it is simply to attend class. With class requirements this unequal, students would […]

Beer pong bedazzled

Red Solo cups and ping pong balls have taken on their own definition at GW and nearly every other college setting, so when a pyramid formation of plastic cups align on a makeshift table it can only mean one thing: beer pong. With an elegant flick of the wrist – becoming less graceful with each […]

University acquires three townhouses

The University acquired the former Sigma Chi fraternity house at 20th and G streets this December, and is also in the process of renovating two townhouses on F Street. Several days after winter break began, the University bought the house formerly occupied by Sigma Chi for $1.8 million, according to D.C. land assessment records. Sigma […]

McKeown’s milestone: No. 500

It is nothing new for GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown to take the glory and credit away from himself and direct it toward one of his many deserving players. On the eve of what would become his 500th victory as a college basketball head coach, he did it again. “(Assistant coach) Mike (Bozeman) has […]

University opposes act for sick leave

University administrators from across the District will appear in front of the D.C. City Council Tuesday to oppose a workers rights measure they feel would put a needless financial burden on local colleges. The council is holding a public meeting to discuss and likely vote on a bill that would require businesses to pay all […]

GW tops Dukes in Pittsburgh

GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown has had some top players in his nearly 20 years in Foggy Bottom. On the night that he picked up the 500th win of his career, it is fitting that his prize player led his team. Kim Beck scored 19 points, all of which came in the second half, […]

Some students unable to participate in ’08 primaries

Super Tuesday may be just around the corner, but at least several GW students eligible to vote will be unable to do so in this year’s primaries. These students thought they had registered to vote at a fair last fall organized by GW Votes – a student organization that aims to maximize voter turnout – […]

Rice feels pain in loss

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 3 — Before this season, senior Maureece Rice was not used to losing. In his first three years as a member of the GW men’s basketball team, the Colonials won the Atlantic 10 title twice and qualified for the NCAA tournament each season. But now, everything is different. GW’s 93-80 loss at Temple […]

Sixth-straight loss

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 3 – In these 17 games, the GW men’s basketball team has precipitously fallen from conference champion to last place in its conference. And on Super Bowl Sunday, Temple was nearly the panacea for change that it has been in the past. Two years ago, during GW’s historic run through its conference, the […]

Wild Art: Squash Strike

Alex Ellis/assistant photo editor Junior Brad Birenbaum returns a serve during the men’s squash team’s 8-1 victory over the University of North Carolina Feb. 2 at Lerner Health and Wellness Center. Seven of the team’s wins were in straight sets. GW (7-8) next faces Haverford University and Virginia Feb. 9.