March 13, 2008

Volume 104, Issue 49

Stories from the March 13, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gym Class Heroes will headline Spring Fling

Breaking News Saturday, March 15, 10:09 p.m. The Gym Class Heroes will perform at Spring Fling, Program Board announced Saturday night. The musical group, which is best known for its 2006 hit-song, “Cupid’s Chokehold,” will play a free show for GW students on University Yard. “In light of their recent success, we’re excited to have […]

Snapshot: Spring Love

Nick Gingold/photo editor Rebecca Fox, a professor of human sexuality, explains a dental dam while answering anonymous questions from students during a Voices for Choices event titled “Safe Sex on the Beach” held Tuesday night in the Ivory Tower’s common room.

Clinton talks about Iraq at Marvin Center

Web Update Monday, March 17, 2:33 p.m. The U.S. military could spend 100 years in Iraq if the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is the next commander in chief, said Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) during an Iraq policy speech on Monday at Marvin Center. With the five year anniversary of the start of […]

Condos sell for landmark prices

Some off-campus housing just got a lot more expensive. A new apartment complex in the West End has some of the priciest real estate in Foggy Bottom, with units available for millions of dollars. The complex is slated for completion this summer and features an array of luxuries for the District’s elite. Eastbanc Inc. is […]

Sixth-seeded Colonials advance to second round

Saturday, March 22, 2008 5:35 p.m. STANFORD, Calif., March 22 — All season, players on the GW women’s basketball team have said that the squad was at its best when jumping out to early leads. Against 11th-seeded Auburn University in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the sixth-seeded Colonials were forced to be the […]

Knapp gives keynote at World Bank conference

Web Extra The World Bank’s managing director said soaring oil prices makes purchasing food a greater financial burden for poor families in developing nations at an energy conference held at GW this week. “The cruel irony is that rising energy and rising food prices are connected to global poverty and food security,” Graeme Wheeler said, […]

A-10 awards announced

For the first time in more than 10 years, the GW men’s basketball team is not represented on any of the Atlantic 10 all-conference squads. The most obvious name missing from the awards is junior Rob Diggs, who led the program this season in scoring with 13.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Diggs was […]

NCAA tournament rookie makes the difference

Saturday, March 22, 2008 5:35 p.m. STANFORD, Calif., March 22 — Some of the GW women’s basketball team’s players were participating in their fourth NCAA tournament Saturday here Saturday afternoon. But NCAA tournament rookie Antelia Parrish was just as comfortable on the floor as her more experienced teammates. Parrish hit the sixth-seeded Colonials’ first basket […]

Staff Editorial: Study abroad policy demands reconsiderations

The University’s policy that charges students the same tuition while they are enrolled abroad as when they are on campus has received some well-warranted attention. Furthermore, students have consistently reported trouble with the study abroad process. At a University that takes so much pride in its students abroad and places emphasis on international perspective, it […]

Lacrosse topples the Mount

After five straight losses to open the season, the GW lacrosse team finally claimed a win Wednesday afternoon with a 15-9 victory over Mount Saint Mary’s University at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Though the team’s record (1-5) has been poor so far, the Colonials have played an ambitious schedule, including three teams ranked in […]