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.

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 […]

Niketa Brar: Planning an academic future

At first, I thought I was just lazy. Somewhere after a rather compulsive freshman year, I stopped believing in work ethic. I put off papers until the early morning hours a day or two before the due date and don’t read until the week before an exam. Recently, the disintegration of my previously immutable work […]

Former Republican presidential candidate says illegal immigration must be addressed

A Colorado Republican and former presidential candidate lambasted immigration amnesty during a College Republican event Wednesday night. Rep. Tom Tancredo, who abandoned his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last December after failing to gain traction among the party’s base, declined comment on an endorsement of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Instead he asked an aide […]

Notebook: January loss gives Saint Louis fuel

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 13 – The first meeting between the GW men’s basketball team and Saint Louis earned the Billikens national notoriety for scoring only 20 points, a Division I low since the inception of the shot clock. This fact was not lost on Saint Louis junior Kevin Lisch, but he said that it did […]

Experts say Internet changed election

A record-setting number of young voters in 20 states participated in last week’s Super Tuesday primaries, and experts who spoke at GW over the past week all agree that the Internet is responsible for energizing this segment of the population. The Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, the research wing of GW’s Graduate School […]

No. 14/13 GW women’s basketball stunned at St. Bonaventure

Web UpdateSaturday, Feb. 16 6:52 p.m. OLEAN, N.Y., Feb. 16 — The No. 14/13 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) women’s basketball team trailed St. Bonaventure Saturday afternoon by 20 points at the half and by three with 30 seconds to go. Despite erasing the lead and leading by one with four minutes left, the Colonials could not […]

Andrew Clark: Quieting Republican dissent

On Super Tuesday, 21 states cast their ballots in favor of their preferred Republican nominee in a contest that eliminated Mitt Romney from the battle for the nomination. We Republicans are now left with one front-runner – John McCain. Yet as Sen. McCain (R – Ariz.) gains victory after victory, conservative party members increasingly complain […]