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.

Club hockey beats Catholic

Things have not gone exactly to plan for the GW club ice hockey team. It began the season with a coach, but he was fired midway through the campaign. Since then, the team has had a parent act as interim head coach but has been largely self-operated. But one thing did go right for the […]

Student fee increase, paid leave for new parents approved

The Board of Trustees approved an increase in the student fee from $1.00 to $1.50 per credit hour at its meeting Friday. “The demand (for more money for organizations) far outstretches the supply by a three-to-one ratio and, the university has agreed to match the student fee,” Student Association President Nicole Capp said. The student […]

Classes starting before 10 a.m. canceled due to icy conditions

News Alert Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6:12 a.m. The University has canceled all classes starting before 10 a.m. due to “icy conditions.” University spokesperson Adela de la Torre said the cancellation applies to the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia campuses. Administrative offices open at 10 a.m. Check back with gwhatchet.com for further coverage of the […]

GW Expat: Piloting the system in Prague

PRAGUE, Czech Republic I’ve dealt with the GW administration for nearly three years. I’ve even thrown my phone across the room because the person on the other end tried to redirect me to someone I had already spoken with. But compared to the bureaucracy and fragmented administration I have dealt with thus far in the […]

GW Brief: WOW Cafe and Wingery to start serving on Thursday

WOW Café and Wingery at Marvin Center is scheduled to start serving alcohol on Thursday. Manager Jose Liriano said the restaurant and its entire staff are ready and able to start serving alcohol immediately. Several types of beer have already been shipped to the restaurant, where they are locked up in a metal cage next […]

Blind Date: A familiar face

It really is a small world – at least according to Liz Hall and Justin Koester. The two seniors met up for Asian cuisine in Dupont and discovered that they have many mutual friends. After an exotic drink and chocolate cake, the blind daters ended the night quite sure that their friends will bring them […]

Adair leads GW over Richmond

Everything at Smith Center was pink Sunday for GW’s THINK PINK promotion, the women’s basketball team’s display of support for breast cancer awareness. Everything from the Colonials’ shoelaces to the referees’ whistles was the color of the cause, except for GW’s touch – which was golden. The No. 14/13 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) Colonials dismantled Richmond […]

Romancing your Valentine

Dependability may be a good quality to have as a boyfriend – but not when it comes to giving your girl the same Valentine’s Day present year after year. “I need creativity,” freshman Brianna Kilcullen said, adding that her perfect Valentine’s Day gift would not be covered in pink lace. Kilcullen said she would prefer […]

Men’s basketball upsets Dayton with last-second shot

Senior Maureece Rice was held scoreless for the second straight game Saturday, but it was the shot he wisely opted not to take that gave the GW men’s basketball team its dramatic 57-54 win over Dayton. With the game tied and the clock winding down, the Colonials put the ball in Rice’s hands for the […]

Romancing the president

For most couples, Valentine’s Day is a time for a romantic date, some flowers or chocolate and possibly a gift of love. But for University President Steven Knapp, this year’s Hallmark holiday is anything but romantic. Knapp and his wife Diane will be traveling to Florida to visit alumni and friends. The married couple is […]