February 7, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 39

Stories from the February 7, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Losing streak now at seven

With just over five minutes remaining in the first half of GW’s 80-58 loss to La Salle Wednesday, sophomore Damian Hollis made a move to the basket but missed a layup. And the put-back. Junior Rob Diggs got a hand on the loose ball to send back up toward the basket, but the attempt fell […]

U.S. senator hopes to make college more affordable

Web Extra A Republican U.S. Senator is hoping universities will find new incentive to dig millions of families – and GW is being used an example. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking minority member of the Senate Finance Committee, has requested endowment data from 136 colleges including GW, as he prepares for possible legislation to mandate […]

Snapshot: Revolutionary Rockers

Nick Gingold / photo editor Two members of guerrilla performance group Robbing Thieves, senior Frank Asaro (left) and sophomore Jordan Boehler (right), jam together in Kogan Plaza Tuesday night. “We’re causing a revolution to make more people interested in music,” the two said.

BJ Novak: Funny

BJ Novak, cast member and co-writer of the hit NBC television series “The Office,” revealed what he believed to be the cornerstones of success in the entertainment industry: Index cards. “Index cards are the keys to television and movies,” Novak said in an in-person interview with The Hatchet. It was a seemingly simple answer for […]

Campus Calendar

Friday BJ Novak Stand-up Comedy BJ Novak, better known as Ryan from “The Office,” will be performing at Lisner Auditorium. Comedian Dan Mintz will open the show. Tickets $12 for students and $20 for general public 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Lisner Auditorium Sponsored by Program Board Saturday AED First Annual Fashion Show AED’s first […]

Doctoral student makes discovery on Neanderthal eating habits

Web Extra A doctoral student studying hominid paleobiology has pioneered a method for analyzing reindeer bones from around 65,000 to 12,000 years ago, an accomplishment that allows scientists to further understand the eating habits of early humans. Early humans flocked to reindeer meat when the temperature dropped, J. Tyler Faith discovered. “We see a steady […]

This month in live music

Go on, GW heartthrob, light those candles. Take those chocolate-covered strawberries out of the fridge. Toss those rose petals onto your ever-delicate, ever-decadent (XL twin) satin sheets. As you, me and Barry Manilow know, February’s all about steamy-hot for-real-real love. The thing is, though, impressing ye old hook-up in ye old dorm room is wildly […]

Correction and Clarification

Correction In “Musicals barred from Lisner space” (Feb. 4, p. 1), The Hatchet quoted Tracy Schario, a University Spokesperson, who erroneously stated that Angels in America is a musical. Angels in America is a play. Clarification A Hatchet columnist mistakenly wrote in “An open letter to President Steven Knapp” (Jan. 24, p. 4) that Knapp […]

GW one of first to offer professional science degree

Web Extra Last fall GW started a professional science masters program in response to pressure from industry and government leaders to expand the scope and size of the academic science industry. This new, two-year graduate degree program, offered through the College of Professional Studies, combines advanced course work in science, math and business. “There has […]