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.

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 […]

Staff Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up: Clinton on Campus Hillary Clinton was the center of two high-profile events on Monday, bringing both her policies and GW into the limelight. Regardless of the politics at play, the presence of major political figures in this election season in Foggy Bottom are undoubtedly beneficial for the University and its reputation. Hopefully this […]

Sean Redding: Affording GW, even overseas

As University President Steven Knapp and his administration continue to search for ways to increase GW’s affordability, they cannot ignore our study abroad policies. Of course, this is not the first time this has been suggested, but this is the first year in many that the GW administration is actually prioritizing affordability (or at least […]

GW picks up third-straight win

With a touch more than minute left in the GW men’s basketball team’s contest against Rhode Island Wednesday evening, many of the 2,598 in attendance began to exit Smith Center. But unlike at a lot of the Colonials’ games this season, fans probably left happy. The Colonials defeated the Rams 85-68, and the game was […]

David Ceasar: Second thoughts on SA endorsements

“Your endorsements remind me of the old joke, ‘People say I’m ignorant and apathetic. I don’t know what they’re talking about and I don’t care.’” Such a message greeted me Monday morning after our editorial page published its lack of confidence in any of the presidential candidates. The letter to the editor expressed a sentiment […]

Wilmore shows his worth

In his first two seasons at GW, junior Noel Wilmore was largely a player without a role. He averaged just more than two points and less than eight minutes per contest, coming off the bench in every game he played. His most visible moment was likely not his proudest but one that many GW fans […]

Letters to the Editor

Cutting costs to make GW more affordable On Monday evening I attended a debate between eight Congressmen, four Republican and four Democrat, held at Jack Morton Auditorium. The theme of the debate was economic growth for America in a changing world. One central theme of the debate was the cost of education here at GW. […]