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.

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 […]

Men beat St. Bonaventure, pick up season’s first road win

Web Update Saturday, Feb. 16, 11:15 p.m. OLEAN, N.Y., Feb. 16 — The GW men’s basketball team entered its game at St. Bonaventure Saturday trying to avoid two things: another road loss and the Atlantic 10 basement. The Colonials did both, defeating the Bonnies 80-71. After playing even for the first 12 minutes, GW went […]

Web site mocks SA candidate

A senior adviser for Student Association presidential candidate Tarek Al-Hariri admitted yesterday to creating fake campaign Web sites to mock SA Sen. OG Oyiborhoro. Freddie de Sibert, a senior, registered the online domain og4sa.com Feb. 7 and had it redirect to the Wikipedia entry for “race card.” Al-Hariri said he was unaware of de Sibert’s […]

Greek Brief: Statistics from spring fraternity recruitment show growth

Interest in joining fraternities made a comeback this semester and initial reports of the Inter-Fraternity Council’s spring recruitment numbers show many more men are joining fraternities than did this past fall. “There were at least 77 pledges,” said Bob Kickish, president of the Inter-Fraternity Council. “Some of the chapters haven’t gotten their final numbers in […]

Upon graduation, health care changes

Graduating seniors think a lot about their future – where to live, what type of job to get, whether they want to consider attending graduate school. One aspect of the future graduating seniors do not think about is healthcare. The need for affordable and or universal healthcare is an important issue in the Democratic presidential […]