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.

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 […]

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 […]