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.

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 […]

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 […]