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.

SA candidates poster campus

While most students were sleeping, candidates for the Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board, and their supporters, gathered in Kogan Plaza early Wednesday morning to put up campaign posters around campus. More than 75 students waited in a holding area blocked off by yellow campaign caution tape on the sidewalk across the […]

Knapp says high tuition is necessary

University President Steven Knapp defended GW’s high cost in front of a televised panel Wednesday, explaining that it takes a lot of money to operate a rapidly growing institution while also improving national rankings. The forum held yesterday in Jack Morton Auditorium was broadcast live on C-SPAN, and included college administrators, public policy experts and […]

The road to nowhere, almost

GW is building a $1.2 million road that connects the Whitehaven Parkway and Pelham Hall. The road, which is being built in the next few weeks, will allow construction vehicles easier access to the site where Pelham Hall will be demolished and rebuilt. The upgraded residence hall will have 288 beds – about triple the […]

Colonials top Richmond for second-straight win

Web Update Saturday, Feb. 23, 5:42 p.m. For the first time since its first two games of the season, the GW men’s basketball team put together back-to-back victories, with the latter coming in a 59-53 victory over Richmond Saturday afternoon at Smith Center in front of 3,129. Led by junior Rob Diggs’ 20 points and […]

Clinton to deliver “major” speech at GW Monday

Breaking News Sunday, Feb. 24, 6:06 p.m. Presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) will deliver a “major” speech about foreign policy in Jack Morton Auditorium Monday, according to a campaign news release issued Sunday evening. Clinton will be speaking about “strengthening America” at noon in the School of Media and Public Affairs venue. She is […]

Hip-Hopalypse Now

Hip-hop has, at times, been cast by the establishment as a negative force, despite it arguably being one of the most important cultural movements of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. It is easy to see how much modern culture has been affected by hip hop: whether it is a beat-boxing McDonald’s commercial, or […]

Movie Review: “Penelope”

Once upon a time . in a not so far away land, there lived a young girl who was not very beautiful at all. Her name was Penelope. Born with the face of a pig, Penelope (Christina Ricci) must find a wealthy blue-blood to agree to marry her in order to break a centuries-old family […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 This weekend the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Program Board, and the SA are hosting GW’s annual performance of the Vagina Monologues in the Jack Morton Auditorium (SMPA building at 21st & H streets, N.W.). If you only have $5 to your name, borrow $2 from a friend (tell them it’s for […]

Colonials bounce back against SLU

After the GW women’s basketball team’s startling 63-60 loss to St. Bonaventure Saturday, it seemed unlikely that the Colonials would drop a second consecutive game to Saint Louis Wednesday night. Based on the team’s history with losing, GW was likely to come out swinging from the tip. The Colonials’ performance on their first possession appeared […]