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.

Construction set to begin on new $75 million dorm

Web Extra Excavation for the new residence hall on F Street is largely complete, and work is now beginning on a foundation for the $75 million building. Excavation of the residence hall began this fall, and construction is expected to be completed by fall 2009. It will be 10 stories high with three below-ground garage […]

Icy intervention

As a Washington Post sports columnist, Mike Wise has covered everything from the Olympics to basketball star Gilbert Arenas. He ghost wrote Shaquille O’Neal’s autobiography and spends time all over the country chronicling Washington sports figures. But if not for GW law student Jason Coates, Wise thinks he could have been dead. Last week, the […]

Witherspoon hits last-second three as GW upsets Dayton

Web Update Sunday, Feb. 10, 1:10 a.m. Junior Wynton Witherspoon hit a three-pointer with 1.9 seconds left Saturday to give GW a 57-54 victory over Dayton University. The win is the Colonials’ first since Jan. 10, snapping their seven-game losing streak. Witherspoon finished with 19 points while classmate Rob Diggs added a career-high 29 points […]

Super Tuesday: College Democrats in attendance energized by returns

Hundreds of students gathered in two Marvin Center ballrooms Tuesday night to watch the election returns and cheer in support of their favored candidates. Democratic students split their support between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and the lead candidate on the Republican side was John McCain. “Youth came out in big numbers and they are […]

Bar Belle: New York, New England and New Orleans spell ‘New Liver’

Having the Super Bowl, Mardi Gras and Super Tuesday falling on the same weekend, I knew it was going to be a rough couple of nights. With nothing to do but put my drinking heels on, I hit the town and colored the capital green, purple and gold as I headed to Adams Morgan to […]

Students debate, represent their candidates of choice

On the eve of Super Tuesday’s primary elections, students put themselves in the presidential candidates’ shoes and had a heated debate of the prominent issues voters would be considering the next day as they went to the polls. Monday night’s one-hour debate was hosted by GW Housing Programs and held in the Strong Hall Piano […]

David Ceasar: Devolution of dining

In recent weeks, Student Association leaders have lobbied the administration to diminish the unpopular mandatory minimum spending at J Street. Both sides have been in serious discussions about how to balance Sodexho’s financial needs to operate at GW and the appeasement of student concerns. The crux of the supply-and-demand problem lies in the quality of […]

Tour guides stop showing Thurston Hall to visitors

Few buildings on campus carry a more infamous name than Thurston Hall. Until recently, prospective students could experience their first taste of the 1,100-student, freshman dorm as part of GW’s STAR Tour Program, but frequent problems encountered in touring the residence hall have led to its elimination as a tour stop. Kathryn Napper, dean of […]

Board of Trustees should promote affordability

As the Board of Trustees’ first meeting of 2008 approaches, several lingering issues remain at hand. This page hopes that this meeting gives University President Steven Knapp a chance to illustrate how his ideas will move from proposals into reality. The Board must confirm the student fee increase as voted on by about 3,000 students […]

Protesters oppose FARC

Membership in a Facebook group was the catalyst that brought more than 1,500 students, families and activists together to rally against a violent Colombian terrorist organization, in the District’s Freedom Plaza Monday as part of a worldwide day of protest. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known by the name’s Spanish-language equivalent, FARC, is […]