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.

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 […]

GW not prepared for Bonnies

OLEAN, N.Y. — No one took St. Bonaventure seriously. Not even its own fans. Down by 20 points at the half, then- No. 14/13 (AP, ESPN/USA Today) GW women’s basketball team went on a 22-3 run in the second period to take the lead by two with less than three minutes remaining. “When that happened, […]

Sex Column: “Sex-less Valentine”

We’ve got a secret surprise hiding under our covers this year. The Hatchet will bring you an anonymous columnist, Delilah, to report on sex at GW. Editor’s note: Names have been changed to protect the naughty. If there’s one day that is set aside to measure the quality of your sex life, it’s Valentine’s Day […]

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 […]