February 19, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 42

Stories from the February 19, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Brief: Business student will spend spring break volunteering in Bangkok

Many students will spend their spring breaks sipping drinks on a beachfront, but School of Business senior Michael Marangell will spend his vacation volunteering with orphans in Bangkok. Marangell will travel to Thailand with funds from a grant given to him by Florida International University. He is one of only two award recipients who are […]

Lawmakers tackle textbook prices

Both local and national lawmakers are proposing new plans to control the cost of textbooks in response to rising concern from parents and students about the affordability of higher education supplies. A number of bills have been brought before Congress and local legislatures in an effort to limit textbook prices. Textbook prices have risen at […]

GW Brief: Financial Times and U.S. News give School of Business high ranks

GW’s School of Business graduate and undergraduate programs received high rankings from various national publications including the Financial Times and U.S. News and World Report. Financial Times ranked the School of Business’ M.B.A. program No. 40 in the nation and No. 71 in the world. It also ranked GW’s international business programs fifth in the […]

Students hold marriage rallies

Two student groups, Allied in Pride and the Young America’s Foundation, chose Valentine’s Day to hold separate rallies voicing their respective opinions on the institution of marriage. Allied in Pride, a group that advocates on behalf of LGBTQ students, kicked off their “Marriage Equality Rally” at noon in University Yard with support from the Human […]

Six ounces of marijuana found

Four students were arrested Thursday for the intent to distribute more than six ounces of marijuana found in Fulbright Hall, according to University Police Department and city police reports. At about 6:00 p.m., UPD officers patrolling the residence hall noticed an entire hallway smelling of marijuana. When a resident left room 702, the odor spread […]

Drivers protest switch to meters

D.C. taxi drivers launched a strike last Thursday as part of an ongoing protest of Mayor Adrian Fenty’s decision to switch from zones to metered cab fares. The 24-hour strike, the second in two weeks, involved about 75 percent of taxi drivers in the city, said Nathan Price, chairman of the Coalition of Cab Drivers, […]

Snapshot: Wet walk

Anne Wernikoff/Hatchet photographer Ali S. Nessat and his family get caught in a rainstorm while visiting GW’s campus Monday afternoon.

WOW Café and Wingery begins serving alcohol

WOW Café and Wingery began selling alcohol this week after restaurant management and school administrators agreed on several methods to control underage drinking in the restaurant located in GW’s student center. The city approved a liquor license for the year-old restaurant in early January. WOW is a national chain that is contracted by Sodexho and […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday “Motorcycle Diaries” Come watch “The Motorcycle Diaries,” a film about Che Guevara’s journey through the heart of South America, and enjoy free food and drinks. 8 to 10 p.m. Eckles Library Auditorium Sponsored by Mount Vernon Programming Council and Mount Vernon Campus Life Third Year Hall Tours In preparation for iHousing, third year residence […]

Weekly Checkup: Birth Control

Known as a pill that can often decrease menstrual cramps, improve acne, regulate periods and provide protection against anemia – birth control pills are now being touted not only for their ability to prevent pregnancy, but also for their potential to decrease ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is often deadly because symptoms are usually non-existent or […]