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.

Senior tapped for Clinton conference

Ryan Evans, a senior in the Elliott School of Internation Affairs, will represent GW at the first annual Clinton Global Initiative at Tulane University in New Orleans next month. Former President Bill Clinton created the international conference in collaboration with mtvU to connect undergraduate students across the country with leaders of government, business, education and […]

Elections kick off in the cold

H Street buzzed with activity Wednesday morning as candidates and their supporters handed out material in hopes of winning the support of students in the Student Association elections. Candidates positioned themselves in front of Kogan Plaza and across the street near the Crawford and Schenley residence halls, handing out cookies, hot chocolate, lollipops and palm […]

Congressmen spar at Jack Morton

Web Extra Eight Republican and Democratic Congressmen, including two GW alumni, focused on energy policy, education and globalization during a debate at the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday night. The debate, which was moderated by National Journal columnist Ron Brownstein, took advantage of the 200-person audience with a significant GW student presence. “Since we are at […]

Ralph Nader to hold rally at Elliott School

Presidential candidate Ralph Nader will hold his first campaign rally with a new vice presidential running mate at an event in the Elliott School of International Affairs Thursday. Nader, an independent, is scheduled to reveal the candidate’s name several hours earlier at the National Press Club. “The press conference is the actual announcement, and the […]

Nader defends candidacy at Elliott School

Web Update Friday, Feb. 29, 12:50 p.m. Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader justified his fifth-straight bid for the presidency by saying he will bring attention to issues not considered by major party candidates, during his campaign’s first rally held Thursday at the Elliott School. Earlier Thursday, the 74-year-old consumer advocate announced his running mate Matt […]

Students pay tribute to hate-crime victim

More than 50 people huddled around the Civil War memorial in Dupont Circle Monday to pay tribute to Lawrence King, a gay California teen who was allegedly murdered because of his sexual preference. “In schools across the country it can be very, very hard to be who you are and Lawrence was no exception,” said […]

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 […]