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.

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.

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Founder of Teach for America speaks at SMPA

Web Extra Although she has never been a teacher, Wendy Kopp has inspired thousands of college graduates to take to the classrooms and fix what she calls the country’s “greatest social injustice.” In speech at the School of Media and Public Affairs Wednesday, Kopp, the CEO and founder of Teach for America, emphasized the integral […]

GW Brief: Green GW invites students into its eco-friendly townhouse

Members of Green GW opened their Scholars Village Townhouse to the public on Thursday to showcase environmentally friendly living at GW. Junior Christina Katopodis and seniors Maggie Desmond, Alicia Green and Ivey Wohfeld have translated the ideals of Green GW into a practical living situation for their house that helps the environment and provides a […]