February 28, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 45

Stories from the February 28, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Colonials lose to Xavier in close rematch

Web Update Sunday, March 2, 12:20 a.m. CINCINNATI, March 1 — The last time the GW men’s basketball team and Xavier played, Jan. 19 at Smith Center, it was a tightly contested match-up that came down to the final minute of the game, with the Musketeers winning 74-66. Xavier was ranked 20th in both polls […]

Clinton rallies supporters after struggling in the primaries

Momentum was a buzzword during Sen. Hillary Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) presidential campaign fundraiser at Lisner Auditorium Monday evening. Since Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), her opponent for the nomination, eclipsed Clinton in delegates on his 11-state winning streak this past month, the widespread feeling among media and political observers is that her momentum on the campaign trail […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday One Love: A Tribute to Bob Marley A night of poetry and acoustic performances by campus and area performers will honor poet, singer, songwriter and activist Bob Marley. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Columbian Square, J Street Sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association and The Link Health Fair Learn to love your body with […]

Aswani, Kozlowski to run-off for presidency; Boyer wins EVP

Friday, Feb. 29, 2:15 a.m. The Student Association presidential race will continue a runoff election between SA Sen. Vishal Aswani (SEAS-U) and SA Sen. Kevin Kozlowski (U-at-Large), while the race for SA executive vice president concluded with sophomore Kyle Boyer defeating the two other EVP candidates. Aswani, a junior, garnered 37.2 percent while Kozlowski received […]

Snapshot: Career Crunch

Anne Wernikoff/Hatchet staff photographer Senior Daniel Zadoff speaks to Beth Squires, a scout for professional services firm Dewbery, Tuesday afternoon at a career fair at Marvin Center Grand Ballroom.

Win on senior day sends Fordam to 29th loss

Web Update Saturday, March 1, 7:36 p.m. The GW women’s basketball team celebrated Senior Day in victorious fashion, downing Fordham 66-27 Saturday to win a share of its seventh consecutive A-10 regular season championship. The No. 15 Colonials (24-5, 12-2 A-10) did not put on its best performance, shooting just 37 percent from the field […]

Greek Brief: Theta Delta Chi members sit on couches to support cancer

The Theta Delta Chi fraternity raised money for cancer research without even getting up from the couch. The fraternity’s recent “Couch Potatoes for Cancer” fundraising event involved members of the fraternity sitting on a couch they set up in Kogan Plaza and asking for donations from passers-by. The event was held last Friday and Monday […]

Crime Log

Assault on an Officer 2/24/08 – Building JJ – 2:39 a.m. – case closed University Police Department officers responded to a disturbance coming from a room in the residence hall. The eight occupants admitted they had been drinking, and said they were just wrestling and ‘playing around.’ All but one of them was underage. Officers […]

Alumnus wins Oscar for “The Golden Compass”

GW alumni often receive recognition for their post-graduate political accomplishments, but alumnus Bill Westenhofer received a different type of recognition last Sunday – he won his first-ever Academy Award for achievement in visual effects. Westenhofer graduated from GW with a master’s degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 1995. He is now […]

Dancing robots on show in Virginia

ASHBURN, Va. – Robots that dance, play musical instruments and walk up stairs may appear to be characters in a science-fiction novel, but they’re real. Loudoun County high school students attempted to recreate sensory robotic technology at GW’s Virginia campus on Tuesday. “A-Mazing Robotics Workshop,” which allowed students to build and program their own self-guided […]