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.

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 […]

University to accept fewer AP and IB credits

The University is cracking down on the number of introductory courses students can skip with Advanced Placement test scores. More high school students are taking AP exams, and scores on the exams have increased this year, according to statistics from the College Board. In response, the University’s Council of Deans decided to accept 24 AP […]

Clinton fundraiser features guests, surprises

Correction appended Monday, Feb. 25, 9:46 p.m., Updated 10:26 p.m. GW students and supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton raised more than $200,000 for the New York Democrat’s presidential campaign during a fundraising event at Lisner Auditorium on Monday night that will appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Clinton surprised the audience in the middle of […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Real Conversations: Men Revealed A discussion to help everyone learn about the mind, body and soul of men and to develop a healthy dialogue between men and women. 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center 302 Sponsored by Student Activities Center Tuesday Spring Career Fair Get more information on post-graduate, full-time, part-time, co-op and intern […]