January 31, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 39

Stories from the January 31, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Game Notes: Men’s basketball

Rice quietly makes an impact Freshman guard Maureece Rice may not be used to coming off the bench, but the former Philadelphia prep star is making the most of his seven minutes per game. In 14 minutes Sunday, Rice chipped in five points, an assist and a game-high four steals. One of those picks came […]

Monumental Celebration ticket prices drop

Graduating seniors will be paying less to party under the high ceiling of Union Station after GW officials lowered the cost of attending Monumental Celebration, the annual gala on Commencement eve. Early-bird tickets, which go on sale Feb. 22, will cost $49 for students and $55 for guests. Regular-priced tickets will be $55 for graduates […]

Java-holic Jitters

Rebecca Lubart has been hooked on coffee since she was 15 years old. Now a junior at GW, she drinks three to four cups a day to feed her addiction. And that’s just because she’s trying to cut back. “I need it to function,” Lubart said. “Otherwise, I feel like I’m in a daze the […]

GW employees meet Virginia

ASHBURN, Va. – Reyna Bonilla, a GW employee, gets up every morning at 5:30 to take a bus and the Metro – she also transfers Metro lines – before arriving at the Foggy Bottom Campus. From the campus, she now has to take a shuttle bus to Loudoun County, Va., where her department, the payroll […]

Celebrities not welcome in political spotlight

Apparently it has become “in vogue” for celebrities to get involved with various causes. I think this is great. I love that Sandra Bullock is donating a million dollars for tsunami relief. I love that a host of other “beautiful people” are doing all they can for other equally worthy causes, such as Angelina Jolie […]

Giving birth to an Iraqi nation in Maryland

NEW CARROLLTON, Md. – After spending years living in Fairfax, Va., Baghdad native Wade Hamandi returned to the Iraqi capital with a group of American doctors in February. The country he saw was in utter shambles, he said. “The country was ruined,” Hamandi said. “There was devastation and damage – not from the war, from […]

Editorial: Our criteria for endorsements

Our view: SA candidates must offer realistic policy to help students and work hard to solve actual student problems During each Student Association election season, The Hatchet meets with all candidates for the presidency and executive vice presidency, evaluates their platforms and issues endorsements. Thinking grandiose policy objectives impress those participating in the endorsement hearings, […]

Endowment ranks 71st in nation

GW’s endowment increased by nearly 16 percent to almost $734 million last fiscal year, making it the 71st largest in the nation. According to a study released last week by the National Association of College and University Business officers that surveyed 741 schools, GW followed the trend of an average nationwide endowment increase of 15 […]


Thursday Ethiopian Cultural Night 8 to 10 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Organization Of African Students Career Decisions Workshop 1 to 3 p.m. University Counseling Center, 2033 K St. Cost: $40 Sponsored by the University Counseling Center Advanced registration required Wednesday Wacky Wednesday: Board Game Blitz 9 to 11 p.m. Mount Vernon […]

GW Briefs

Fraternity raises money by selling grilled cheese The Theta Delta Chi fraternity raised more than $300 for charity through sales of grilled cheese sandwiches in Kogan Plaza Thursday. With enough bread, cheese and other supplies to make 120 sandwiches, Theta Delta Chi members stood outside in below-freezing temperatures to sell their sandwiches, priced at $1 […]