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.

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. […]

Women’s basketball wins big on the road at Richmond

RICHMOND, Feb. 27 – At four instances during the GW women’s basketball team’s game against Richmond Wednesday, it seemed as though there would be four different players leading the Colonials to victory. In the first half, it was junior Jessica Adair’s smooth stride down low giving the Colonials the lead. After the break, it was […]

Journalism museum slated for spring opening

The First Amendment is etched in marble on the front of the newly-constructed Newseum building. For the journalism museum’s staff and visitors, it is a testament to why the press still matters in an era of steep decline in circulation and staff cuts. Located on Pennsylvania Avenue near the Capitol, the Newseum is the only […]