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.

Staff Editorial: Smith Center donations marks step into GW’s future

The announcement of the largest single donation in GW’s history came last week, marking a much-needed improvement not only for athletics but also for the University as a whole. We have hopes that this donation will launch a revitalized image of GW for current and potential students while attracting new donors and elements to campus […]

Smith Center gets $10 million

For at least five years, GW’s head men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs has been pushing for a “world-class” academic facility for student-athletes. Jack Kvancz, the director of athletics, has been stuck entertaining boosters at a dilapidated Smith Center. The women’s and men’s basketball teams have failed to impress recruits and visiting teams with the facility’s […]

Amy Hocraffer: Dear GW: Time to talk

Dear GW, Now that the nonsense of Valentine’s Day has passed, I thought I would write you this note to really talk about our relationship. We’ve been together for nearly four years now – through the good times (Colonial Inauguration, free food and concerts) and the bad (anything to do with J Street and all-nighters). […]

Road woes end for Colonials

OLEAN, N.Y. — After a 25-point loss at Saint Louis Feb. 13 that kept the GW men’s basketball team winless on the road in 10 tries, coach Karl Hobbs refused to look at his team’s next contest, at St. Bonaventure, as anything more than just another game. He said he did not understand why people […]

Letters to the Editor

Stop invoking imaginary crisis It is unfortunate that the editorial board has resorted to wasting its time (and its readers’) by pontificating about the “dirty politics” of the upcoming Student Association election (Feb. 14, A4). The incident with the Web domains was childish and foolish, but one person’s political ineptitude isn’t the story here. The […]

In front of father, Hollis shines

OLEAN, N.Y. — Sophomore Damian Hollis has had his fair share of difficulties this season. Expected to be a consistent starter this year, coach Karl Hobbs began pulling Hollis off the bench in the middle of the season as the forward began to struggle as a starter. But the 17-point performance Hollis turned in during […]

Focus on donors could boost aid

Tuition for incoming classes may still be on the rise, but the University hopes to boost financial aid significantly by reaching out to potential donors and emphasizing its commitment to affordability. Of the $81 million GW raised through donations last year, $10 million was earmarked for financial aid. The University hopes to increase total donations […]

Men’s tennis wins six straight matches

The GW men’s tennis team has not won the Atlantic 10 Championship in 29 years. But following its sixth straight win last weekend – this one against Temple – the team said it believes this may be the year the dry spell ends. “The last time we won the A-10s was in 1979, and this […]

Women’s basketball upset at Bonaventure

OLEAN, N.Y. — Seemingly every season, the GW women’s basketball team is not without one head-scratcher, a loss that makes those who follow the team wonder just how a ranked squad could lose to that opponent. Last year, it was Saint Joseph’s in the Atlantic 10 tournament. Two seasons ago, at home against Richmond. This […]

Help from the outside

As the Student Association candidates begin to launch their campaigns, they can now turn to a consultant with some experience managing student government campaigns. Senior Steve Miller is the founder of CollegiateConsulting.org, a political consulting group that aims to help students run campaigns for student government elections. “Every year, thousands of college students run for […]