November 14, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 27

Stories from the November 14, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Akingbade may redshirt; status of Mensah-Bonsu’s injury uncertain

Before senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu went down with an injury during Saturday’s exhibition against Division II team Augusta State, the GW men’s basketball team was planning to redshirt senior Dokun Akingbade for the 2005-2006 season, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said Sunday. The 6-foot-9 Maryland native is seen as the primary backup for Mensah-Bonsu. Coach Karl […]


In a review of 50 Cent’s new movie “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” (Nov. 10, p. 7), The Hatchet wrote that the movie was scheduled to open Friday, Nov. 11. It opened Wednesday, Nov. 9. The article “Dorms to get free condoms” (Nov. 10, p. 3) reported that students in some dorms would be able […]

Women’s basketball team handles EV1 All-Stars

Start the slideshow! The GW women’s basketball team opens up its season with five games against strong teams. But to prepare for a challenging schedule, the squad had to start somewhere. The Colonials began their season Sunday with a 75-53 win in an exhibition match-up against Everyone’s Internet All-Stars. The All-Stars are comprised of former […]

Colonials barely handle Augusta State, 103-96

Start the slideshow! The new banner that commemorates 2005’s Atlantic 10 championship and NCAA tournament appearance is meant to evoke memories of last year’s successful men’s basketball season. GW coach Karl Hobbs said the way his team played Saturday in what was supposed to be a warm-up against a Division II team, another banner is […]

Universities staying in touch with students by cell

College students have come to view cell phones over the years as a social need. Before long, they may find them to be an academic necessity as well. In collaboration with mobile phone technology firms, some universities are looking to make cell phones an extension of their digital information systems, allowing students to keep up-to-date […]

Women’s basketball notes

Beck assumes leadership role Sophomore point guard Kim Beck exhibited characteristics of a leader against the Everyone’s Internet All-Stars Sunday. Beck did all the little things: taking a charge, making sound decisions on fast breaks and hitting six of 10 three-point shots. Coach Joe McKeown said the biggest change Beck has made for this year […]

It ain’t Long Island: The Karachi kid

Forget the first 10 people you met at GW – not everyone is from Long Island. Or New Jersey, for that matter. Or even Pennsylvania. Though many times you may hear students asking one another “Nassau or Suffolk County?” GW really does attract students from interesting locales all over the country and the globe. Meet […]

Where have all the science students gone?

When junior Kate Murphy came to GW two years ago planning to major in political science, she was just one small fish in a very large pond. Now, she’s one of fewer than 20 students majoring in physics, a program that graduated just four students last year and where she knows nearly everyone by name. […]

Blowing up Google: Tailored search results make statements

Google searches are a staple of any student’s life. But even with the world’s most comprehensive search engine, you don’t always find what you’re looking for, or expect. Google the word “failure” or the phrase “miserable failure” and the first of more than 200 million sites to appear is the White House biography of President […]