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.

GW Brief: Gelman helps disabled students access library resources

Thanks to a donation and collaboration between Gelman Library and Disability Support Services, blind and visually impaired students can now access resources in the library with more ease. Last month the library held a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of its two new assistive technology suites – study rooms that are equipped with speech, scan […]

Graduates voice HOVA concerns

Graduate students living in the Hall on Virginia Avenue are concerned about poor living conditions, and many feel the University is not acting quickly enough to address their concerns. Residents in HOVA said in interviews that they live with malfunctioning elevators, walls splattered with mold, little to no lighting in their rooms and without personal […]

Staff Editorial: Student fee increase must pass

For the second time this school year the Student Association is proposing a student fee increase to supplement funds for the several hundreds of student organizations on campus. As this page has asserted through the failed attempts, we firmly agree with such a proposition and believe that the student body should embrace this opportunity. Unlike […]

Musicals barred from Lisner space

The downstage theater at Lisner Auditorium is bleeding and student theater groups at GW are feeling the pain. The theater, the principal location for student theater productions, will not be used for musical productions this semester because sound “bleeds” into the main stage at Lisner. “It’s not that musicals have been outlawed (at Lisner downstage), […]

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, […]