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.

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.

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, […]