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.

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.

Parking it somewhere new

With high-priced cover charges and trendy fashions, the nightlife on K Street makes for a specific breed of college students who put on their Thursday-night-best for an evening of drinking and dancing into the wee hours of the morning. GW students flock to the lounges that speak to them best, but with the opening of […]

Japanese Festival storms Marvin Center

Friday night’s lottery to win a Nintendo Wii didn’t involve ticket stubs or bingo balls. Instead senior Tammy Gasan-Dzhalalova had to eat a sandwich full of wasabi and win a Japanese version of rock-paper-scissors-shoot at the Japanese American Student Alliance’s Omatsuri. Although Gasan-Dzhalalova said she was excited to be taking home the night’s grand prize, […]

Buzzing in for Blackademics

On Friday night, students gathered to play a game that did not involve cards or alcohol or embarrassing dares – instead, it involved answering questions about the Little Rock Nine, Freedom Day and Katherine Dunham. Sitting before an audience of about 50 students in Jack Morton Auditorium last week, members of the freshman, sophomore, junior […]

GSEHD receives $600,000 grant for math and science study

Web Extra The Graduate School of Education and Human Development received a $600,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop the math and science aspects of English Language Learner programs in California and New York. “Math and English are gate keeper courses that are necessary for everyone to succeed,” said Charlene Rivera, […]

Margaret Truman Daniel, GW alumna and former first daughter, dies at 83

Web Extra Margaret Truman Daniel, a GW alumna whose father was inaugurated as U.S. president during her junior year, died in Chicago Tuesday at the age of 83. A singer and the author of Washington-based murder mysteries, she was much more than a president’s daughter. Her family will not release the details of her death, […]

Professors play key role in emergency action plan

Web Extra Professors are now playing a key role in a new initiative by GW’s Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management to inform students about the emergency action plan. Professors have been advised to talk to their students about how to escape in case of a fire or other emergency at the start of […]