March 3, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 46

Stories from the March 3, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alumnus dies after fall in bar

Click here to read Lucks’ friends and family reflect on his life. A 2006 graduate died at GW Hospital Wednesday after falling in McFadden’s Saloon. Twenty-five-year-old Jon Lucks suffered severe head trauma after falling, according to witness and medical examiner reports. At around 2 a.m., Lucks was drinking in the bar located at 24th Street […]

Nader re-emerges as a candidate

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 of International Affairs. Earlier Thursday, the 74-year-old consumer advocate announced his running mate, Matt Gonzalez, a civil rights […]

Mount Vernon to offer less expensive options for freshmen

Web Extra Some Mount Vernon residence halls will be among the cheapest available to incoming freshmen this fall. University President Knapp and the Board of Trustees identified Cole, Clark, Hensley and Merriweather as residence halls the University will offer students who receive financial aid at a price about $1,500 cheaper than this year’s lowest rates. […]

Keeping chic on the cheap

It is that time of year when there are three things on everyone’s mind: midterms, spring break and housing assignments. Maybe you are a rising senior eager to snag a prime quad in Ivory Tower, or a freshman merely praying that you won’t get stuck kitchen-less in Potomac House. No matter what your living situation […]

SEAS set to pick new dean in May

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has received more than 40 applications for the school’s top position, and it plans to choose a replacement for Dean Timothy Tong by the end of May, members of the search committee said. Tong resigned suddenly in November after eight years of service without giving a public reason […]

Students pay tribute to Bob Marley

Web Extra The Caribbean Student Association collaborated with The Link to put on “One Love: A Tribute to Bob Marley” in Columbian Square Thursday night. The tribute served to honor not only Marley, but also the spirit of black heritage and history through poetry readings and musical performances from both student and local groups. “We […]

Look who’s gawking

You may have thought nobody saw you spill that drink, or drop that piece of trash, but then again, you also may not have known about the People Watching Association. “We don’t really think about other people watching us,” sophomore Joshua Patchus said. As an active member, Patchus said he is now aware that others […]

Lora Mitchell praised for her many roles

For four years, Lora Mitchell has had two main duties on game day for the GW women’s basketball team. Whenever the Colonials have found themselves in a bit of a lull on the court or without much pop in their step, it has been Mitchell who has been up off the bench shouting some life […]

For softball, adjustments needed

Web Extra For Kim Staehle, the future is uncertain for the GW softball team. The second-year coach spoke of a bevy of adjustments needed for her squad in the wake of two clear-cut losses Sunday at the Mount Vernon campus. It was the team’s home opener and the first time the program has lost on […]

Registration through the ages

Housing selection for GW students takes no more than a few clicks at their home computers. But iHousing, the Web-based program the University used to assign housing, is still in its infancy. Less than 10 years ago, students lined up inside Marvin Center to fight for rooms. Over the years, housing registration has advanced with […]