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.

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 […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Aromatherapy Yoga A free yoga class as part of Lerner Health and Wellness Center’s Mind and Body Week, that combines essential oils and yoga poses. 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Lerner Health and Wellness Center Multipurpose Room Sponsored by Lerner Health and Wellness Center and Campus Recreation Tuesday Safe Spring Break Kits Giveaway Come […]

Baseball loses two of three to Oakland

ARLINGTON, Va., March 9 – Just one day after a 19-16 win in a marathon game against Oakland, the GW baseball team could not keep the momentum going the next day, dropping a double-header to the Golden Grizzlies, 10-4 and 7-0. GW found itself behind early in the first game of the double-header, as freshman […]

Snapshot: Big Fall

Hurricane-force winds blew down a large tree located on the northwest corner of 21st and G streets late Saturday afternoon, halting all traffic and knocking a street lamp into the University Police Department headquarters. There was no damage to the UPD building. Related on the blogs: Newsroom: Major Tree Down on 21st and G (with […]

EMeRG calls hit record high

The number of students brought to the hospital by EMeRG has hit an all-time high this academic year, and there are still two months left in the semester. Last week, several University administrators met with residents of Thurston Hall, the most highly populated dorm on campus, to address the University’s growing concern for student well-being […]

Greek Brief: Chi Omega will return to GW after 40 years of absence

The Panhellenic Association announced Friday that the Chi Omega sorority will return to GW after a 40-year hiatus, beginning in fall 2008. The Panhellenic Extension Committee chose Chi Omega over Kappa Alpha Theta and Delta Delta Delta. The three sororities up for consideration each gave presentations on campus and Chi Omega was subsequently chosen. “We […]

Society will intiate new members

GW’s pseudo-secret society, The Order of the Hippo, will reconvene for its 12th Annual Initiation Dinner in April at the Law School, according to documents provided to The Hatchet. The black-tie, $75-per-person event will welcome new members to the organization, according to an invitation given to The Hatchet. The Order was founded by former University […]