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.

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 […]

Celebration of unity

The first black president of Rock the Vote encouraged GW students to take ownership of the youth voice in politics at a speech in the Marvin Center last week. Jehmu Greene, the keynote speaker for GW’s month-long Black Heritage Celebration, resonated with the students Tuesday night, especially as race is becoming a prominent issue in […]

Dazzle your Razumé

Sam Blum was only an undergraduate at GW when he started giving career advice to friends and correcting their résumés. Now Blum, a 2006 graduate, has taken his knack for navigating the job hunt and turned it into something everyone can use. In December, Blum launched the Web site Razumé.com, where users can post their […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Habla … come speak A fundraiser with proceeds going to help build a school in Mexico, featuring various GW performers including Emocapella, The Troubadors, The GW Pitches, Sara Ray and many more. Tickets $8, food and drink included 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Columbian Square, Marvin Center Sponsored by International Alternative Spring Break Association […]

Comic tackles stereotypes

Muslim comedian Azhar Usman joked about the stereotypes surrounding the Islamic faith and its connection to terrorism at Jack Morton Auditorium Friday. The televised news broadcast put on by CNN Turk’s Mithat Bereket involved a short stand-up routine from Usman, followed by an informal town hall question-and-answer session between the Chicago native and the audience. […]

Snapshot: Spoofing Scientology

Media Credit: Joshua Wolf/Hatchet photographer Protesters gather in Dupont Circle to protest the tax-exemption status of the church of Scientology.

Knapp tackles cost

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,” University President Steven Knapp said. “We are trying to address the issue of affordability and our […]

Turn your drab dorm into a romantic resort

Throw yourself a mini love fest by dazzling up your droopy dorm room this Valentine’s Day. A festive décor is sure to keep your special someone smiling in the bedroom even if you don’t have smooth moves. Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a lush bouquet of sweet-smelling roses and a simple assortment of flowers is […]

Notebook: GW still in running for Witherspoon

Junior Wynton Witherspoon’s younger brother, Wesley, was in attendance at Saturday night’s 57-54 win over Dayton. The high school senior said he has not made a decision where he wants to play next year but that GW is still on his list. Witherspoon, who was also at the Colonials’ 93-57 loss at the University of […]