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.

Billikens improve offense, GW falls

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 13 — About 15 minutes into the GW men’s basketball team’s 63-38 loss at Saint Louis Wednesday night, a big cheer filled Scottrade Center. Many of the 8,052 fans began to sarcastically chant the number 21 after the Billikens’ Tommie Liddell III hit a jumper to give his team a 21-10 lead. […]

Bar Belle: Tattoo

On my 21st birthday I made a promise to myself that I was going to get a tattoo – a little reminder of the day I could have my first drink (wink). Well, my birthday was back in May and I still have nothing to show for the historical day. I like to blame my […]

Staff Editorial: SA scandal mars election season, already

In the last academic year, this campus has seen the Student Association transform dramatically. What was once a dirty exercise for national politics characterized by controversies and inefficiency has evolved to become a true voice for student needs. Nicole Capp’s administration has changed the face of the SA and encouraged people to believe that this […]

Icy weather lands pedestrians in the ER

Freezing rain, frigid temperatures and unsalted sidewalks led 108 people to visit GW Hospital’s emergency room Tuesday night for treatment of injuries incurred from slipping on ice. Many students had trouble walking on slippery streets and sidewalks after a light snow turned to freezing rain Tuesday afternoon. Heather Bancroft, a spokesperson for the Hospital, said […]

Staff Editorial: E-mail alerts must be used wisely

Earlier this week, as the temperatures dropped and ice froze around campus, pedestrians braved the elements to try to get to their destination – often falling as a consequence. More than 100 people ended up at the GW Hospital with injuries caused by falls in the icy conditions. Although the University wisely canceled or delayed […]

Developer signs on for Square 54

A large developer signed a 60-year lease with GW last week to build on the space formerly occupied by the GW Hospital, in a deal that will provide an annual $9.1 million to the University’s endowment. Boston Properties, a corporation with offices around the country, is a national developer of commercial real estate and plans […]

Without Beck, Colonials still defeat UMass 69-45

With team leader Kim Beck sitting out due to illness, the spotlight of the GW women’s basketball team shone brighter than usual on the Colonials’ tenacious frontcourt Wednesday. But in Massachusetts, GW’s big bodies proved that stage fright would not be an issue. The No. 14/13 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) Colonials rolled into Amherst on the […]

Energized crowd hails Obama in Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – More than 18,000 students and area residents lined up in the bitter cold Monday morning in Maryland to hear Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama make his final push before the Potomac Primary. Obama, an Illinois Democrat, garnered a youthful crowd at Maryland, who greeted him like a rock star as […]