February 11, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 40

Stories from the February 11, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Knapp to invest millions in research infrastructure

The University will invest $5.4 million in research and hire a vice president to oversee it, University President Steven Knapp announced at the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday. “We look forward to being the premier research University in the nation’s capital,” Knapp said. The $5.4 million in research funding will be distributed over a […]

Calendar: V-day events

Safe Sex Mixer Feb. 12 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Marvin Center 413 Voices for Choices Candy Sale Feb. 13 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Columbian Square Alpha Phi Sorority St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at McFaddens Feb. 14 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. McFadden’s Valentine’s Movie Night Feb. 18 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Marvin […]

Analysis: GW professors give mostly to Democrats

University employees overwhelmingly supported Democratic candidates in this year’s presidential election, with more than 40 percent of all campaign contributions going to Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, a Hatchet analysis of campaign filings found. GW faculty and administrators who listed their employers as GW in Federal Election Commission documents donated $21,075 to the Illinois senator’s […]

Theater leaders address Lisner downstage concerns

Members of various student theater groups came together Saturday at Lisner Auditorium afternoon to voice concerns regarding the lack of usable space on campus where they can perform. The students met in Lisner downstage – the black box theater where their ability to produce musicals is severely restricted. Leaders in student theater groups encouraged the […]

Hatchet editor spends the night with MPD in Anacostia

The two men Officer Jason Romlein placed in the back of his police cruiser were disoriented. High on PCP, they had just crashed a blue Dodge Caravan into a tree in the Anacostia neighborhood in Southeast Washington. But Romlein, 30, seemed to feel a little silly himself. One of the two handcuffed men looks dazed […]

Congress to explore rising university endowments

Many colleges and universities work to amass a $1 billion endowment, but some members of Congress worry this trend might not be the best way for schools to utilize their funds and increase affordability for students. Last Thursday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that aims to reshape the college financial system to […]

Color for a cause

Sophomore Katie Butz and her volleyball teammates usually head to Smith Center to cheer on their fellow athletes at women’s basketball games, but this Sunday, Butz sat in the bleachers for another reason. This weekend’s game against Richmond was GW’s first “Think Pink” basketball game – part of a nationwide initiative to raise awareness for […]

Potomac Primary has potential to be influential

When District residents go to the polls Tuesday to pick their presidential candidate, it is likely their votes will have more impact than they have ever had in history. The District will join Maryland and Virginia Tuesday in what is typically called “the Potomac Primary.” This new junction of the three states’ primaries comes after […]