December 2, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 32

Stories from the December 2, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: The Hall factor

On game nights in the Smith Center, students carry signs, wear homemade T-shirts and bring cereal boxes celebrating their favorite players. Few of these spirit gadgets, however, are fashioned for junior Mike Hall. As fans fixate on Pops Mensah-Bonsu’s athletic dunks and J.R. Pinnock’s seemingly impossible blocks, Mike Hall quietly plays the best overall basketball […]

Corrections

The article “SA spent $7,000 on pricey meals” (Nov. 22, p. 1) misspelled the name of Student Court judge Katherine Leu Baxter. Also, the article mistakenly stated that Student Association officials used student funds to hold an event at the University Club. The event was held at the Alumni House, and was catered by the […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s soccer Results from Nov. 23: Virginia Commonwealth 2, GW 0 News and Notes: Without the services of junior goalkeeper Derek Biss for a period in the second half – he was knocked out of the game with a concussion with 12 minutes left in the game – the Colonials fell 2-0 to VCU in […]

Colonial Cash to expand near MVC

Students will likely be able to use Colonial Cash at more venues around the Mount Vernon Campus next semester as a technological improvement allows the GWorld program to handle more vendors. The University signed a contract with Blackboard in October to incorporate Colonial Cash into the company’s BbOne network, putting the company in charge of […]

Council backs mayor’s stadium plan

The D.C. City Council voted Tuesday to give preliminary approval to the construction of a stadium for the city’s new baseball team, the Nationals, in Southeast along the Anacostia River. During a seven-hour meeting, Mayor Anthony Williams made a series of negotiations with Council members aimed at limiting public spending to help gain their support. […]

Men’s basketball upsets two ranked teams in two days

The GW men’s basketball team had never beaten two ranked opponents in back-to-back games – until Sunday. On consecutive days over the weekend, the Colonials knocked off No. 9 (ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll) Michigan State University 96-83 and No. 12 University of Maryland 101-92 to capture the 10th annual BB&T Classic at the MCI Center. […]

Bridging the gap

Performers from around the world collaborate with GW students for the D.C. 10th International Improvisation Festival, which began Wednesday and runs through Dec. 12. The festival features more than 75 dancers, musicians and actors who improvise their performances while on stage. “(Improv) is fascinating to the audience because they feel that they’re an immediate part […]

MPAA chief discusses file-sharing suits

Dan Glickman, president and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, defended the lawsuits his organization launched against file-sharers in a speech at GW Wednesday. Glickman, a GW alumnus, spoke at the Jack Morton Auditorium just weeks after the MPAA launched a series of copyright suits. In its effort to enforce intellectual property laws, […]

Automatic Art

For some D.C. locals, the task of developing an artistic community has proven itself quite the undertaking. “Unfortunately D.C. is a very apathetic town. Often people come here for a job, and because they’re here transiently, they don’t get involved in D.C. culture,” said GW alumnus Eric Boucher, who is also the editor-in-chief of Bigyawn.net, […]