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.

Women’s Lacrosse: Blue Jay Battle

Ben Solomon/senior staff photographer John Hopkins’ Brooke Foussadier battles GW sophomore Laura Dominiak during the No. 9 Blue Jays’ 10-2 victory Tuesday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. The Colonials are 1-1.

Backstage Blog Preview: Berlin Film Festival, day-by-day

Editor’s Note: GW junior Jennifer Tchinnosian traveled to Berlin, Germany for the Berlinale, Berlin’s annual film festival. Jennifer contacted The Hatchet before embarking on her travels, asking if she could provide a day-by-day account of the festival and her time in Berlin. What follows is a preview of Tchinnosian’s writings, which can be read in […]

U.S. Mint rejects D.C. quarter

The U.S. Mint rejected designs for a commemorative D.C. quarter Wednesday afternoon because they included the phrase “Taxation Without Representation.” The Mint nixed the proposed quarter design because it violates a law regarding the selection of state coins, according to a statement released by the Mint. “Taxation Without Representation,” the phrase D.C. hoped to print […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $5 Catch a free rock show at Mitchell Theater (514 19th St N.W. – entrance inside 7-11) this Friday night, sponsored by Program Board and WRGW radio. Headlining the show is Brooklyn, N.Y. -based band Via Audio. Jim Eno of Spoon produced their latest album, “Say Something,” and the band has since […]

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 […]