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.

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 […]

Coulter criticizes primary winners

Audience members greeted conservative icon Ann Coulter with a standing ovation when she spoke of her dissatisfaction with the current course of the primary elections to a sold-out crowd at the Marvin Center Saturday night. Coulter, who is known for her candid remarks, said she would rather support Democrat Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) for president […]

Finding love in the library

Robert Rubin, a 1983 graduate of GW Law School, does not just remember Gelman Library as the place that he spent grueling hours studying – he also remembers it as the place that changed his life. In the summer of 1981, Rubin saw the same familiar face in the basement of Gelman week after week, […]

Nine enter Hall of Fame

Former GW men’s basketball coach Mike Jarvis was one of nine former GW athletic figures inducted into the University’s hall of fame. Jarvis was the coach of the Colonials from 1990 to 1998, when he took the team to the NCAA tournament three times, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 1993. During his speech introducing […]

College Republicans celebrate their centennial

Web Extra The College Republicans celebrated their centennial anniversary Saturday night at the National Press Club with food, drinks, networking and Republican advocate Brad Blakeman. Blakeman, who served on President Bush’s senior staff, offered advice to the audience that he learned from his own personal experience and that he now shares with his interns. “Sometimes […]

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 […]