January 24, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 37

Stories from the January 24, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Briefs

New washing machines to save water, money The University will save 5.5 million gallons of water and $50,000 a year with new environmentally friendly washing machines installed in residence hall laundry facilities. Caldwell Gregory and GW Auxiliary and Institutional Services handled replacing the 219 machines during winter break. The new Maytag Neptune washing machines use […]

Students gather for Inaugural Ball in new, old fashion

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Whether you were a guy running to the Men’s Warehouse to rent a tuxedo or a sorority girl rummaging through a “sister’s” closet for a dress, students at The George Washington University did what they could on a college budget to “glamorize” for the 2005 GW Inaugural Ball. “It’s like a college […]


A photo caption on page two of the Jan. 20 issue misidentified David Krancer as a freshman. He is a sophomore.

News analysis: Politics takes center stage at inaugural

The political process was just as bizarre at Thursday’s inauguration as it was during the strangest moments of last year’s presidential campaigns. People waiting at the Capitol South Metro station begged visitors coming up the escalator for any extra tickets in a display that seemed more like an NFL playoff game than a political event. […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s basketball Freshman point guard stars again Kimberly Beck was named the Atlantic 10 co-Rookie of the Week, sharing the award with Dayton’s Brittany Holerman. Beck had 11 points and seven assists in the Colonials win over No. 25 (ESPN) Richmond Wednesday night. It was the third time she earned the weekly award this season. […]

GW’s road woes continue

RICHMOND, Va. – As ice and snow blanketed the ground of the University of Richmond campus, the GW men’s basketball team couldn’t stay warm. The Colonials suffered their second loss in three games Saturday afternoon, a 70-59 defeat at the hands of the Spiders. The Colonials’ sloppy play induced a season-high 26 turnovers and a […]

Student safe after abduction by gunman

What started as a routine walk home from a bar turned into a nightmare for one GW student Saturday morning. At 2 a.m. Saturday, a male driver allegedly forced a freshman into his car at gunpoint at 18th and G streets, according to a University Police crime alert posted around campus Sunday. The student was […]

Column: Winning the name game

To be honest, I don’t feel like talking about the loss to Richmond. So instead, I’m going to tell you a story. I warn you: this is not a story about basketball. It’s the story of a name. Sorry, it’s the story about how the name got so damn big. Say it slowly, syllable-by-syllable: Pops-Men-sah-Bon-su. […]

President Bush sworn in for second term, not without protests

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush took the oath of office for a second term, but not without dissent from those still bitter over the election results. Amid cardboard caskets covered with American flags and signs proclaiming, “people over profits” and “the Christian right is neither,” about 250 protestors from dozens of grassroot organizations […]