February 25, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 44

Stories from the February 25, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A step to a cure

Ashley Irl never thought the birthmark on her leg that she was born with was anything but just that. Now a senior majoring in finance and international business, Irl has come a long way since learning that the birthmark was cancerous. “When I was in eighth grade it was raised and growing in size,” Irl […]

Zenk named most outstanding performer at A-10 Championships

The GW men’s swimming and diving team finished in ninth place out of 10 teams at the Atlantic 10 Championships this weekend, but for the second time in three years one Colonial had some extra accolades to bring home. Junior David Zenk picked up most outstanding performer honors at Flickinger Aquatic Center in Buffalo, N.Y., […]

Kevin Kozlowski: Experience and vision

Footage from Kozlowski’s meeting with the Hatchet Editorial Board Name: Kevin Kozlowski Year: Junior Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. Clubs/Activities: Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, Colonial Cabinet 2007, Colonial Inauguration staffer coordinator 2008, Colonial Inauguration staffer 2006, Residence Hall Association, Joint Committee of Faculty and Students, Faculty Senate student liaison, Elliott School senator, undergraduate at-large senator, and chairman […]

What’s the deal with… the rowers in front of Funger?

In a town like D.C., there are lots of places for tourists to stop, stare and photograph – including in front of and atop Funger Hall on G Street. Curtis Batts, a sophomore and a member of the crew team, said it is not uncommon for tourists to stop and take pictures while he and […]

Students take cheesy chews for a good cause

Food vendors that come out late at night can only mean one thing for drunk, hungry partiers: trouble. But this month, students raising money to fund an international alternative spring break trip have found a way to take the guilt out of the grub. The 19 students looking to raise $35,000 to fund their community […]

Candidate Profile: Raven Burnett for EVP

Footage from Burnett’s meeting with the Hatchet Editorial Board Freshman Raven Burnett might be new to Student Association politics, but she said she is the right choice for SA executive vice president. Burnett, who has not held any student leadership positions at GW, said her lack of experience is not a disadvantage. “The fact that […]

Experts push for change in Iraq

As former deputy director of the 9/11 commission, GW professor Chris Kojm is experienced in leading discussions on U.S. security and foreign policy. He reprised this role last week, serving as moderator for a Wednesday panel discussion on the country’s progress in fighting terrorism. Serving as part of the 9/11 commission beginning in early 2003, […]

Blind Date: A disappointing date

For seniors Sari Kaufman and Todd Odess, a night of Italian food turned into conversation about England – where Sari studied and Todd was born – but the mutual attraction to Europe could not turn this blind date into anything more than a mediocre meet-up. Date Bios Name: Sari Kaufman Year: Senior Age: 21 Hometown: […]

Clinton takes swipes at Obama in SMPA

Posted Monday, Feb. 25, 2:11 p.m., Updated 2:56 p.m. Presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) laid out her foreign policy vision in Jack Morton Auditorium today, stressing her experience in international issues and declaring she would not hesitate to deploy “both the olive branch and the arrows.” Gen. Wesley Clark (Retired) and former Secretary of […]

GW Brief: Ambassador of Afghanistan

Terror attacks, regional instability and a lack of government funding are the main challenges standing in the way of stability in Afghanistan, said Said Tayeb Jawad, the ambassador of Afghanistan to the U.S., when he spoke at the GW Hospital last week. Jawad discussed Afghanistan’s strategy to combat the Taliban and other terrorist organizations while […]