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.

Blind Date: A familiar face

It really is a small world – at least according to Liz Hall and Justin Koester. The two seniors met up for Asian cuisine in Dupont and discovered that they have many mutual friends. After an exotic drink and chocolate cake, the blind daters ended the night quite sure that their friends will bring them […]

Adair leads GW over Richmond

Everything at Smith Center was pink Sunday for GW’s THINK PINK promotion, the women’s basketball team’s display of support for breast cancer awareness. Everything from the Colonials’ shoelaces to the referees’ whistles was the color of the cause, except for GW’s touch – which was golden. The No. 14/13 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) Colonials dismantled Richmond […]

Romancing your Valentine

Dependability may be a good quality to have as a boyfriend – but not when it comes to giving your girl the same Valentine’s Day present year after year. “I need creativity,” freshman Brianna Kilcullen said, adding that her perfect Valentine’s Day gift would not be covered in pink lace. Kilcullen said she would prefer […]

Men’s basketball upsets Dayton with last-second shot

Senior Maureece Rice was held scoreless for the second straight game Saturday, but it was the shot he wisely opted not to take that gave the GW men’s basketball team its dramatic 57-54 win over Dayton. With the game tied and the clock winding down, the Colonials put the ball in Rice’s hands for the […]

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 […]