February 14, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 41

Stories from the February 14, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Grace touring to the District with new album, “This Is Somewhere”

Grace Potter hates pine trees. “I live in Vermont so I’m asking for trouble here,” she said during a phone interview. “(But) they have no respect for the seasons. I like a tree that’s constantly in transition, and (expletive) pine trees just stay the same all the time.” Unlike the pine tree, the gorgeous 24-year-old […]

A war-torn education

At Sapir College, exams are consistently interrupted by sirens warning students that a Kassam rocket has been launched. Once the sirens go off, the students have approximately 15 seconds to exit the test area and seek shelter. This scenario can happen more than five times during the course of a three-hour exam, but students are […]

U.K. official proposes changes

United Kingdom Justice Secretary Jack Straw discussed his long-term goals to draft Britain’s first written constitution, beginning with a new bill of rights and responsibilities, in a speech at the Law School Wednesday morning. Straw has served as the U.K.’s lord chancellor and justice secretary since June 2007 and spoke to an audience of law […]

Crime Log

Assault 2/9/08 – Thurston Hall – 2:40 a.m. – case closed The University Police Department responded to an incident involving two male roommates. An argument between the students led to a physical dispute. During the altercation, one individual bit the other on the arm. By the time UPD arrived, the individual who had bit the […]

Theater Preview: Crave

“Crave,” opening this weekend at Lisner Downstage, depicts a mental battleground. Its characters are the fragmented, combative thoughts of a mind suffering through profound rage and regret. Its driving pulse sweeps an intensity through the lines that makes you grit your teeth in anticipation. And it all takes place on a blue tarp. The play, […]

Live Review: Mute Math

Mute Math keyboardist and lead vocalist Paul Meany relishes the live stage. The bright lights, the energy of the crowd, the goose bumps – they’re all an integral part of what Meany calls “getting into that zone.” That ineffable moment when everything makes sense and only the music matters. At the very least, Mute Math’s […]

Primary season brings out young area voters

GW Hatchet Video: GW’s own primary Polling officials in Foggy Bottom said turnout for this year’s elections was significantly higher than past presidential primaries in the area, as primarily- Democratic residents and students came out to vote Tuesday. Election coordinators at St. Mary’s Court, one of six polling stations in the Foggy Bottom area, estimated […]

EMeRG to use ambulance soon

EMeRG is several steps closer to using an ambulance the University purchased more than a year ago. The ambulance, which had been parked at GW’s Virginia campus since at least September 2006 while awaiting city approval for its use, has been moved to Foggy Bottom. “The ambulance is being kept on the Foggy Bottom campus […]

University receives largest donation in history for Smith Center

Breaking News Web Update Thursday, Feb. 14, 1:58 p.m. One of GW’s biggest benefactors will give the largest single donation in University history to renovate the campus’s main athletic building. The Charles E. Smith Family, Robert H. Smith Family and Robert and Arlene Kogod donated $10 million to completely renovate Smith Center, the 32-year-old building […]

News Analysis: Tuition change constricts budget

Next year’s projected tuition represents the lowest cost bump in more than a decade, but at GW – where tuition is the top-earner – this has left administrators scrambling to streamline next year’s budget and find more alternative funding. The Board of Trustees approved a plan Friday to increase tuition by 3 percent, a far […]