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.

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Walk over to the Kennedy Center next week, Feb. 11, 13 and 14, for the Japan! Culture & Hyper Culture festival. The festival features more than 450 artists, over 40 performances, and more than a dozen free events to showcase the best Japanese theater and dance, music and fashion, architecture and […]

Fee increase approved for first time in 16 years

Students voted Tuesday to increase the student fee from $1 per credit hour to $1.50, setting the stage to give the Student Association a $1 million budget for disbursement. More than 60 percent of the approximately 3,000 who voted favored the fee increase, which will take effect for students entering the University in the fall […]

Board of Trustees announces steps to increase affordability

Breaking News Friday, Feb. 8, 4:06 p.m. The University will raise tuition by 3 percent for the incoming freshman class, but there will be a $6 million increase in need-based institutional grants, the Board of Trustees announced at its meeting Friday. “Affordability is a national issue,” said University President Steven Knapp. “We are trying to […]

Staff Editorial: Student theater deserves support

The recent debacle between GW student theater groups and the University administration has become the latest example of mismatched priorities in Foggy Bottom. This disconnect between the two parties has left student concerns unaddressed with no end in sight. The University must not only fix this theater issue but also begin to shift how it […]

Students excluded from sick leave bill

Correction Appended City lawmakers passed a watered-down version of a bill to give District workers paid sick leave Tuesday morning, effectively exempting local colleges who feared the measure would be a major financial burden. The proposed legislation, which the D.C. Council discussed at a public meeting, mandates District businesses provide many part-time employees with paid […]

Loss to La Salle leaves GW out of tourney

Every conference has its perennial cellar dwellers. The programs that, year in and year out, are at the basement of the standings. It is to these teams that other squads dare not lose. Wednesday night, the GW men’s basketball team fell victim to one of those bottom feeders, La Salle, 80-58 at Smith Center. The […]

University invites Democratic candidates to campus

The University offered invitations to Democratic candidates as well as several national television stations to hold a debate on campus before three local primaries next Tuesday. On Feb. 12, primaries will be held in the District, Maryland and Virginia. Two-hundred-thirty-seven Democratic and 119 Republican delegates will be sought after in what is often called the […]

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 […]