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.

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 […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Spring Film Series: Enchanted A film starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey about a fairy-tale princess that ends up in modern-day New York City. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. (two screenings) Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board HIV AIDS and the Challenges for India A lecture by Geeta Rau Gupta, president of […]

Justin Guiffre: Obama’s drug disclosure

The youth voters of America are taking charge in the 2008 presidential elections. In the past, the older voting demographic was the safe bet, always performing on Election Day when the young demographics failed to actually show up at the polls. But now, the surging support for Sen. Barack Obama (D – Ill.) can be […]

Stephanopoulos reflects on politics, his personal life

Audience members filled Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday night to see George Stephanopoulos speak candidly about his personal life, his storied career and his take on the 2008 presidential election. SMPA professor and former CNN Washington bureau chief Frank Sesno interviewed Stephanopoulos, ABC News’ chief Washington correspondent and a former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton. […]


In “Nine enter Hall of Fame,” (Feb. 11, p. B7), The Hatchet misstated that tennis player David Haggerty started the Prince tennis company. Haggerty worked at Prince and was later U.S. CEO of Head, another tennis company. In “GW professors give mostly to Dems,” (Feb. 11, p. A1) The Hatchet mistakenly said that the Barack […]