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.

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 […]

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 […]