March 10, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 48

Stories from the March 10, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

CVS allows gift card purchases on GWorld

Five local CVS stores and the Watergate Safeway permit students to buy gift cards using GWorld, employees at the stores said. But such purchases are in clear violation of GWorld policy. The merchant contract between GWorld retail partners and BbOne, the company GW contracts to handle off-campus aspects of the GWorld program, stipulates that merchants […]

The man behind the mustache

Vishal Aswani does not mind being known for his mustache, his passion for engineering or his love for sports, but he will not be branded as an aspiring Washington politician, the Student Association presidential runoff candidate said. Instead, Aswani said he is “just your typical guy.” Aswani, who was born in Queens, N.Y. and raised […]

GW misses post-season for first time since 1974

And just like that, 34 years of GW men’s basketball in the post-season is over. For GW freshmen, the men’s basketball team’s 2007-2008 season may seem disappointing just because the Colonials’ final record, 9-17 and 5-11 in the A-10, was a poor one. But those who have followed the team for years know that this […]

More Blackboard classes offered

Most GW students use Blackboard to check grades and maybe even download occasional files posted by teachers. But with the emergence of GW’s “hybrid” courses – taught half in the classroom, half on Blackboard – students can now go to class by logging onto Blackboard in their bedrooms. In the past two years, GW has […]

Men’s basketball news and notes

Correction appended GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs said sophomore Travis King, who missed this entire season after injuring his knee last August, should be ready to play again next season. Hobbs said he believes King will be 100 percent healthy by the beginning of next season and he expects him to resume his role […]

GW hosts hunger summit

GW hosted the third annual University Hunger Summit, a three-day conference addressing world hunger earlier this month. Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern gave the keynote address, drawing on personal experiences to talk about the need to help the starving. “I felt compelled to do something (about hunger) was when I went to Central America and saw […]

Coach, players keep quiet on Rice

As speculation grows about the sudden departure of GW men’s basketball star Maureece Rice, the team’s coach and players refuse to offer a glimpse into the Philadelphia native’s conflict with the squad. The University announced Thursday that Rice, a senior, was kicked off the team for “failing to adhere to a team rule.” Coach Karl […]

GW Brief: University offers free tickets to GW game at Nationals Park

The University will give out 200 free student tickets to see the GW men’s baseball team play the inaugural game in the brand-new Nationals Park. The Washington Nationals provided GW with 1,500 tickets to the game against Saint Joseph’s University on March 22. The remaining tickets will be allocated to parents of players, donors and […]

Women’s Basketball: For GW, loss is not the end

PHILADELPHIA, March 9 — This weekend’s Atlantic 10 tournament was supposed to be a chance for the seniors of the GW women’s basketball team to put a feather in their caps, capturing the conference tournament crown that eluded them over their illustrious careers. After Saturday’s dominant victory over Rhode Island, the Colonials appeared to start […]