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.

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 […]

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 […]