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.

Water polo teams react to Smith Center renovations

The Smith and Kogod family donation to Smith Center announced Feb. 14 might have made headlines for its perceived impact on GW’s higher-profile basketball programs, but the influx of money will likely have an impact on more than just the teams that play on Tex Silverman Court. Part of the planned upgrades to GW’s 32-year-old […]

Experiencing Kenya’s riots first-hand

Crack-crack-crack. At first Sonia was not sure what the noise was – she had never heard gunshots before. But soon the rattle of AK-47s became unmistakable and the thunks of tear gas launchers filled the air. Sonia couldn’t see anything – high walls surrounded her family’s Nairobi townhouse – but when the shopping mall five […]

Study Break: Caffé

For an international atmosphere during an afternoon of studying, check out the coffee house Caffé – a European environment that is sure to get your cultural juices flowing before that French midterm or fine arts final. Caffé is located a short distance from campus, but can also be found in 110 countries serving up Illy […]

What’s the deal with… The park at 22nd and H?

Tucked away between a GW garage and a few residence halls lies a little piece of history at the corner of 22nd and H streets – a small park to commemorate the former location of the home of abolitionist Leonard A. Grimes, an active player in the Underground Railroad in the D.C. area. During the […]

Fastbreak space won’t house store

The former DJ’s Fastbreak location will no longer house a student-run spirit-gear store when renovations are complete, members of the Student Association executive said. The store, which was to be run by GW students in partnership with On Sales Promos, was slated to open on the first floor of the building at 2145 G St. […]

Pre-gaming, Spanish style

ALICANTE, Spain A group of Buzz Lightyears got buzzed on the street, drag queens drowning in tulle and glitter frolicked around them, and a swarm of Captain Jack Sparrows pretended to walk the plank. This was just a morsel of the craziness that is Carnival. What began as a way to release all partying temptations […]

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 […]