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.

Lizzie Wozobski: Pass/fail makes the grade

As a senior I’ve had the opportunity to experience a host of wonderful things at this university. I have enjoyed everything from world-class performers to terrific times with people I wouldn’t have met anywhere else to amazing academic endeavors during into my four years here. But until this semester I’ve never had the chance to […]

Knapp to boost campus safety, security

University President Steven Knapp approved findings made by the presidential task force he formed to assess campus safety and security last fall. The task force’s leadership group, which is GW’s primary incident response team, consists of seven high-ranking University officials. Now that the group has secured Knapp’s approval of their recommendations, the members will form […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Light Bulb Trade-In Bring GreenGW an old light bulb and we will give you a free compact fluorescent light bulb and some delicious Fair Trade Chocolate. Help do your part for the environment by switching to this energy-efficient bulb. 3 to 7 p.m. Thurston, Potomac and New Hall lobbies Sponsored by GreenGW, SA, PB, […]

Chipotle to accept GWorld

GW students craving a burrito will be able to use their GWorld card at local Chipotle Mexican Grills within the next couple of weeks, Student Association officials announced late Wednesday night. SA President Nicole Capp said the contract between the University and Chipotle has been signed and students can begin spending their Colonial Cash at […]

Snapshot: Egg Engineering

Ryder Haske/assistant photo editor Staff machinist Willard Marton prepares to drop an egg-cradling device from the top floor of the Academic Center. Engineering students competed to see whose devices could cradle the egg most efficiently.

Election Energy

The bright lights were on the Student Association presidential and executive vice presidential candidates at Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday night as they lauded the current executive and discussed who would best be able to advocate for students during the Second Annual Hatchet-SA Debate. Throughout the evening, many of the candidates emphasized the positive work of […]

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 […]