December 6, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 33

Stories from the December 6, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Briefs

Student Health Services relocates Student Health Services will relocate next semester to a more spacious suite at 2141 K St. The new facility will open Jan. 18 and will offer more space for a waiting room, examination rooms, observation rooms, conference room and administrative functions. The new office is located one block away from its […]

Column: Pops’ unique emergence

Pops Mensah-Bonsu morphed into the Incredible Hulk Saturday at the BB&T Classic. Sunday, he shrunk down to semi-normal size, which was fine with him. “I wasn’t really worrying about points too much,” he said after scoring six in the Colonials’ upset of Maryland. “My teammates picked up my slack today.” He scored 23 points in […]

Women net lowest point total in 15 years

The GW women’s basketball team struggled offensively in a 64-40 loss to the University of Oregon Saturday afternoon at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore. It was the Colonials’ lowest point total in coach Joe McKeown’s 16-year-career. The last time they scored less than 40 points was in 1989. “We missed a lot of shots […]

Jews, Muslims call for kosher and halal eatery

Several student groups are still fighting for a kosher and halal dining venue despite the University’s decision last summer not to put such an eatery in the Hippodrome. This fall, the Jewish and Muslim student associations circulated a petition calling for the creation of a new dining venue to serve special religious needs. The document, […]

Weekend upsets put GW in Top 25

Updated Monday, Dec. 6, 3:50 p.m. The GW men’s basketball team made the Top 25 rankings for the first time since 1998 Monday. The Associated Press ranked GW the No. 21 team in the nation after the Colonials upset two ranked teams in two days to win the BB&T Classic last weekend. After knocking off […]

Students to design coins for U.S. Mint

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Rebecca Armstrong, a senior majoring in illustration at Virginia Commonwealth University, received an email last year about a job opportunity for an unlikely employer: A U.S. government agency. “It’s so cool. I tell all the people in my classes that I’m contracted by the U.S. Mint,” Armstrong said in an interview. “I […]

White GW students more likely to graduate than blacks, Hispanics

Black and Hispanic GW students are less likely than whites to graduate in six years, according to Department of Education data. GW also had the largest gap between six-year graduation rates for white students and black and Hispanic students among D.C. colleges that reported complete statistics in 2002-03. Compared to the 77.5 percent of white […]

Editorial: Food disservice

Our View: The lack of late-night customers at J Street is not a reflection of student demand but rather their dissatisfaction with Aramark’s service. In another setback during its recently renewed contract with the University, Aramark announced a significant scaling back of the hours in its J Street venues. Asserting a lack of student demand […]

Aramark cuts J Street hours again

Most Marvin Center dining venues will be closing earlier next semester after Aramark made changes to its operating schedule for the second time in the last month. Shops currently staying open until midnight will be closing their doors at 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. beginning in January, according to a spring 2005 schedule provided Friday […]