January 20, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 36

Stories from the January 20, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alumnus wins $16,000 on ‘Millionaire’

Alumnus Eric Porter did what his mother told him would be the “most exciting thing in he would ever do in his life.” He was a contestant on the trivia show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” Porter, a 2004 GW graduate and law student at Temple University, won $16,000 on the ABC game show, […]

Students send books to Afghanistan

Members of the Afghan Student Organization are helping to encourage education after 30 years of oppression in their home country by sending educational materials through the Books for Afghanistan project. Since the beginning of last semester, the ASO has collected more than 3,000 books that will be sent to the new American University library in […]

The Hatchet Film Staff’s Best Films of 2004

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman’s wild opus into a man’s erased memories of a doomed love is a personal best for everyone involved. Gondry lends heart to Kaufman’s wild imagination and long overdue gravitas to Jim Carrey’s sorely underappreciated performance. The romantic comedy is literally turned inside out, as […]

Ruling allows non-students to eat in Ivory Tower

City officials denied a request from members of a Foggy Bottom community group that would have prevented non-students from eating at Ivory Tower’s dining venues at a meeting Tuesday night. The Advisory Neighborhood Commission, a community group that makes zoning recommendations, urged the D.C. Zoning Commission to stop area residents, businesspeople and other non-students from […]

Crime Log

Destruction 1/16 – Ivory Tower – case closed University Police officers responded to noise in the men’s bathroom and found two females and a broken seat cover dispenser. Officers smelled alcohol on both females. Referred to Student Judicial Services 1/15 – Public Space – case closed The passenger window of a vehicle parked at 20th […]

University starts construction on F Street dorm

The University began construction earlier this month on an F Street residence hall that is scheduled to open for the fall 2006 semester. Tracy Schario, GW’s director of Media Relations, said no groundbreaking ceremony was held for the building, which will provide GW with 379 on-campus beds. The building will stand adjacent to Francis Scott […]

Hall leads men in road win

Earlier this week, GW head coach Karl Hobbs stressed the importance of his men’s basketball team getting off to a quick start Wednesday night. On the road, he wanted the Colonials to control the tempo early in order to avoid an deficit similar to the one they faced during Saturday’s loss to Massachusetts. The Colonials […]

Student writes mystery novel

Graduate student Ken Kern’s experiences in student government did not just provide him with some practice in politics. It also gave him the backdrop for his first mystery novel. As an undergraduate at the University of Florida, Kerns, a GW political management graduate student, saw an elitist student government that did not live up to […]

Survivors: Students barely escape tsunami

While most of the GW community watched the events of the Southeast Asian tsunami unfold from the safety of their living rooms, three students spent Dec. 26 running from the giant wave. Sophomores Zeke Williams, Laraine Hsu and Nat Kampanatsanyakorn were vacationing in Krabi, Thailand, during winter break when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake underneath the […]

Colonials shut down Spiders

As snow settled outside the Smith Center Wednesday night, the GW women’s basketball team’s trademark “blizzard” zone defense worked wonders on No. 25 (ESPN/USA Today) Richmond. The Colonials’ stifling effort helped upset the Atlantic 10 West leading Spiders 69-57. “I was really proud of our defense tonight,” McKeown said. “We contested almost every shot they […]