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.

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 […]

Flu hits GW students hard

The number of people who have contracted the flu has increased at GW and nationwide. Isabel Goldenberg, the medical director at Student Health Service, said more than 100 students have come into her office with the flu. More than 40 people in February alone had flu-like symptoms, last year when compared with there were only […]

Students utilize the Web when looking for apartments

Web Extra Benjamin Richards had 24 hours in D.C. to visit apartment buildings and sign a lease before starting classes at the GW Law School, so he scoured online apartment listings from his home in Georgia before making the trip to the District. “I just didn’t have the time to roam around D.C. looking for […]

Using the ukulele to ‘Sell Your Ideas’

Three summers ago, senior Alex Abnos went on tour through the Midwest with The White Foliage, a two-person band he met through an online forum. In Iowa, they landed a show at a nice venue, but just one person showed up to hear them. Hoping to avoid this situation in the future, Abnos said he […]