February 21, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 43

Stories from the February 21, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Q and Not U is gone, but the music lives on

Chris Richards, a GW alumnus and stalwart on the D.C. music scene, has done a lot. He has worked for The Washington Post. He has taken on the burly task of finding a voice when reviewing hygiene products. He was formerly a member of the post-hardcore band Q And Not U. But recently, Richards is […]

Staff Editorial: Candor required in Commencement speaker search

As the spring semester gets underway, the senior class is focusing its attention on its impending graduation and the ceremonies it entails. After last year’s Commencement speaker debacle and the senior class’s increasing anticipation, it is time for the University to be candid and serious in its search for a fitting keynote speaker. Last spring, […]

Bar Belle: Rocket Bar

This past weekend, in honor of the presidents, I decided to drop some Washingtons, Lincolns, Jacksons and even a few Hamiltons during my weekly bar raid. Looking at the green faces staring back at me, I got to thinking – what kind of bars do you think these prestigious men would have flocked to? Was […]

Jeff DeFlavio and Justin Zorn: Education and peace go hand-in-hand

Can a university leverage its academic resources for peace in a war-torn country? GW is about to test the waters. As the first university sponsor of Banaa.org, a student-run scholarship for young Sudanese peacemakers, it is leading the way for universities to invest in the prevention of conflict. In the fall of 2008, an extraordinary […]

Lacrosse: Capital Conflict

Nick Gingold/photo editor Sophomore Mia Breheny moves with the ball while Georgetown’s Logan McCraw follows close behind. The Colonials came up just short of defeating the No. 10 Hoyas Wednesday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletics Complex, 11-10.

Crime Log

Sex Offense 2/15/08 – 22nd and I streets – 11:00 a.m. – case closed UPD responded to a report of indecent exposure. A witness said a male individual was touching himself inappropriately and appeared to be having sex with a tree. The subject told officers he was just going to the bathroom. Metropolitan Police department […]

Beds cheaper for some freshmen

The least-expensive rooms on campus next fall will cost about $6,500, a decrease of $1,500 from the current cost of the cheapest rooms, the University announced this month. The decrease in housing costs is part of University President Steven Knapp’s plan to make GW more affordable for the incoming freshman class. Initially, only students receiving […]

Greek Brief: Beta Theta Pi raised $500 for national AIDS fund

A post-Valentine’s Day party held by the Beta Theta Pi fraternity raised more than $500 for the National AIDS Fund, a donation the fraternity hopes its alumni will match. “We chose (the National AIDS Fund) because it focuses on partnerships with the local community – we wanted to help with AIDS in D.C. specifically,” said […]

Two charged with intent to distribute

Two students are being charged with the intent to distribute more than $2,000 of marijuana that a friend allegedly transported from New York, according to court documents. Last Thursday four students and one individual unaffiliated with the University were arrested in Fulbright Hall when police found 6.3 ounces of marijuana in a seventh-floor room. The […]

Jake Sherman: The coattail campaign

When Brand Kroeger walked into Jack Morton Auditorium for the second annual Hatchet-Student Association debate Tuesday night, he looked down at his jeans, brown boat shoes and flannel shirt in a moment of bewilderment. “Was I supposed to dress up for this thing?” Kroeger asked in his Southern drawl. SA President Nicole Capp was also […]