February 17, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 44

Stories from the February 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hobbs pushes for new academic facility

Men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs proposed a new student-athlete academic center during a University Board of Trustees meeting last week. Right now, he said the plan is only “in talking stages” and it is “something he wants very badly.” But in reality, his plan is still in the primordial phase. There have been no official […]

Aramark workers get pink slips

Seven J Street employees are out of work after Aramark, the company that runs the food court, announced a round of layoffs on Valentine’s Day. Since August 2004, 25 positions have been eliminated at J Street. The reductions now bring J Street staffing to below May 2004 levels. Leanne Scott-Brown, a spokesperson for Aramark’s business […]

Virginia governor lobbies for alma mater at game

Rumor has it, Virginia governor and GW alum Mark Warner was having trouble finding a ticket to last night’s men’s basketball game. “That’s so bogus,” said a smiling Warner, who assured that a Washington Post blurb about him struggling to secure a seat was indeed, facetious. He was there, neon-orange tie and all, three rows […]

Pennsylvania Avenue copy center faces lawsuit

Seven publishing companies are suing a Foggy Bottom copy shop for allegedly reproducing classroom materials without permission. Publishing firms from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University and England’s University of Oxford, along with four other companies, filed a suit last week accusing Washington Printing and Copy Center, at 2100 Pennsylvania Ave., of “routinely and […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s basketball McKeown looks to reach milestone GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown looks to reach victory number 425 tonight against St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia and crack the top 50 for all-time wins in Division I college basketball. McKeown currently ranks 15th in all-time career winning percentage (73 percent). A-10 Shootout For the fourth consecutive […]

The BORF mystery

“BORF?” said freshman Hayley McDonough when she was informed about graffiti around campus by the anonymous humorist. “What is BORF?” Despite writing in high visibility areas of campus, such as outside the Marvin Center and near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop, some students have not taken notice of what some call art and others call […]

Intimations for Saxophone: Poor Mimicry

A world-premiere play. A talented cast. Fabulous costumes and set design. Cool music to weave in and out of scenes. Arena Stage’s production of obscure American playwright Sophie Treadwell’s Intimations for Saxophone has all of the elements of a great show. Almost. The last addition to the above list, sadly, is an incoherent script. Treadwell […]

Budget brings cuts for education, dollars for initiatives

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – In the $2.57 billion budget he unveiled before Congress last week, President Bush called for an overhaul of financial aid in higher education and a major reorganization of aid aimed at helping disadvantaged students. While the overall education budget would be cut by about one percent, the first reduction in 10 years, […]

Georgian Rhapsody

Synthesis: The fusing of several items into a whole. Kinetic: Imparting motion; dynamic. These are the words that Synetic Theater provides to describe the concept behind its name. However, even such colorful and inventive terminology fails to do justice describing Synetic’s vibrant, groundbreaking style. Having received national acclaim after less than half a decade in […]

Priest sentenced 12-15 years for raping boy

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The Boston area priest, Paul Shanley, who was convicted of raping a boy repeatedly in the 1980s earlier this month, was sentenced to 12 to 15 years Tuesday. “It is difficult to imagine a more egregious misuse of trust and authority,” said Judge Stephen Neel while delivering the sentencing. However, he chose […]