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.

Letters to the Editor

Criticism requires attendance Reading the critical letters to the editor regarding Ann Coulter’s appearance at GW this Saturday makes me wonder if these students have ever bothered to actually listen to a conservative speaker. Instead, these leftists try to repress the conservative voice on campus because they are afraid of having a real debate that […]

SA candidates emerge

It’s that time of year again. With the temperature on the rise outside, the race for spots in the Student Association’s executive branch is heating up as six candidates begin their runs for SA president and executive vice president. This year’s field of presidential candidates includes GW Peace Forum President Tarek Al-Hariri, SA Sens. Vishal […]

Alex Eisner: Focus on issues, not just words

There are fewer arguments more infuriating than those where an opponent refuses to even acknowledge, much less legitimately challenge, your beliefs. That’s exactly what the liberals on this campus are doing to Ann Coulter and it’s simply unacceptable. Coulter’s comments are admittedly inflammatory; however her means of expression do not discount her views. More often […]

Crime Log

Assault 2/2/08 – Guthridge Hall – 8:45 p.m. – case open The Metropolitan Police Department responded to a complaint from a student in the residence hall. She said a female individual had come to her room and aggressively banged on the door. When the owner of the room opened the door, the suspect pushed her […]

Bolton criticizes North Korea

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton discussed the politics of nuclear proliferation and his new book, “Surrender is Not an Option,” with 20 GW students, journalists and members of the public during GW’s Security First Foreign Policy Roundtable at Hotel Lombardy. Bolton, who served as the United States’ representative to the United Nations from 2005 […]

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.