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.

Congress to explore rising university endowments

Many colleges and universities work to amass a $1 billion endowment, but some members of Congress worry this trend might not be the best way for schools to utilize their funds and increase affordability for students. Last Thursday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that aims to reshape the college financial system to […]

Color for a cause

Sophomore Katie Butz and her volleyball teammates usually head to Smith Center to cheer on their fellow athletes at women’s basketball games, but this Sunday, Butz sat in the bleachers for another reason. This weekend’s game against Richmond was GW’s first “Think Pink” basketball game – part of a nationwide initiative to raise awareness for […]

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.