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.

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 […]

New rules for an old game

It is common knowledge around Foggy Bottom, and the rest of the world for that matter, that we Colonials go to the most expensive school in the nation. While overly evident at GW, high tuition rates are a national issue that Congress has been trying to fix for several years now – along with healthcare, […]

SA Note: Law School senators force meeting after SBA threatens to condemn referendum

Web Extra Law School senators forced an unscheduled Student Association Senate meeting Monday night in Stuart Hall when the Student Bar Association threatened to disseminate an e-mail condemning the student fee increase referendum if legislation supporting law students was not passed. The Law School senators proposed and helped pass a resolution on behalf of the […]

Brendan Polmer: Is the media pimping out politics?

A few days ago, MSNBC co-anchor David Shuster accidentally called Chelsea Clinton a ho for her mama’s presidential campaign. Referring to the fact that Chelsea was calling up celebrities and super delegates on the phone, asking them to support her mother’s campaign, Shuster said, “Doesn’t it seem like Chelsea’s sort of being pimped out in […]

GW will host inaugural ball at Omni Shoreham Hotel

Web Extra The GW community will celebrate the inauguration of the country’s next president at one of the most prestigious venues in town. GW is set to host its fifth inaugural ball at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on January 20, 2009, the same night many other inaugural balls will be held around town, said Michael […]

J.J. Gottschalk: Choice needed in SA funds

After the recent vote to increase the student fee, one area of concern is how the new money will be used. Many students were already concerned with the process of student organization funding, and adding more money has the potential to exacerbate the problem. One solution to this new influx of funding that has to […]

University installing 135 defibrillators across campus

Web Extra The University is installing automatic external defibrillators, devices that can be life-saving when an individual is in cardiac arrest, across its three campuses. The machines, which are being installed in 135 locations on its Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia campuses, automatically diagnose and shock two of the causes of cardiac arrest – […]

Staff Editorial: Affordability plan brings questions

The Board of Trustees Friday attempted to confront the affordability of attending GW by presenting several recommendations that aim to undo the stigma associated with the University’s price tag. While we applaud the Board and University President Steven Knapp for beginning this crucial conversation, the affordability plan revealed fails to put any groundbreaking changes on […]

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 […]