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.

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 […]

Colonials to face third-seeded California Bears

Monday, March 24, 12:50 a.m. STANFORD, Calif., March 23 — It has been more than six years since the GW women’s basketball team has lost in the state of California. On Monday, the Colonials will put that streak on the line against the school that bears the same name. The sixth-seeded Colonials will face the […]

Letters to the Editor

Secret society still cause for concern As a proud soon-to-be alum of GW, I am appalled of the still-existing Order at the Hippo. Secret societies and their rituals are omnipresent in colleges across the nation. However, the quasi-hidden nature of the Order of the Hippo as a co-sponsored group by the University should not be […]

Wild Art: Wet Net

Senior Julie Jacoby goes after a Maryland shot on goal during the Terrapins’ 9-3 win over GW Wednesday evening at Smith Center. The Colonials (4-9) allowed goals in every quarter. Anne Wernikoff/Hatchet staff photographer

Colonials just want to play

Monday, March 24, 12:50 a.m. STANFORD, Calif., March 23 — A day after defeating Auburn University in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the sixth-seeded GW women’s basketball team is gearing up to take the court against third-seeded University of California Monday. Senior Kim Beck said her team had a good practice Sunday afternoon […]

Brendan Polmer: When will they learn?

Oh, Eliot Spitzer – tisk tisk. You naughty boy. Haven’t you learned anything about sex and politics? In case you haven’t noticed over the past several years, they don’t tend to mix very well. Following a string of Republican sex scandals over the last year and a half – including Louisiana Sen. David Vitter and […]

The New Jazz Drummer

Pat Metheny’s new release “Day Trip” (Nonesuch Records) is the first trio album that the jazz-fusion pioneer has recorded in nearly eight years. While Metheny’s more recent work with his group has consisted mostly of tightly arranged compositions for a large ensemble, “Day Trip” marks a shift to the trio format showcasing the improvisational prowess […]

NAACP chairman will speak at Commencement

Breaking News Monday, March 24, 10:05 a.m. Julian Bond, the chairman of the NAACP, will deliver this year’s keynote address at Commencement, the University announced today. The May 18 appearance on the National Mall coincides with the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination. University spokesperson Tracy Schario said the school recently extended the […]