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.

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 […]

Calendar: V-day events

Safe Sex Mixer Feb. 12 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Marvin Center 413 Voices for Choices Candy Sale Feb. 13 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Columbian Square Alpha Phi Sorority St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at McFaddens Feb. 14 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. McFadden’s Valentine’s Movie Night Feb. 18 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Marvin […]

Analysis: GW professors give mostly to Democrats

University employees overwhelmingly supported Democratic candidates in this year’s presidential election, with more than 40 percent of all campaign contributions going to Illinois Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, a Hatchet analysis of campaign filings found. GW faculty and administrators who listed their employers as GW in Federal Election Commission documents donated $21,075 to the Illinois senator’s […]

Theater leaders address Lisner downstage concerns

Members of various student theater groups came together Saturday at Lisner Auditorium afternoon to voice concerns regarding the lack of usable space on campus where they can perform. The students met in Lisner downstage – the black box theater where their ability to produce musicals is severely restricted. Leaders in student theater groups encouraged the […]

Hatchet editor spends the night with MPD in Anacostia

The two men Officer Jason Romlein placed in the back of his police cruiser were disoriented. High on PCP, they had just crashed a blue Dodge Caravan into a tree in the Anacostia neighborhood in Southeast Washington. But Romlein, 30, seemed to feel a little silly himself. One of the two handcuffed men looks dazed […]