November 21, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 29

Stories from the November 21, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Jake Sherman: Rants and raves

A slight disappointment For George Washington University, 1,240 people at a women’s basketball game is a whole lot. This increase in attendance is a positive step for the GW fan base and promising in what should be a great year of basketball. The fans that showed up were treated to a showcase of disciplined, fundamental […]

WEB UPDATE: NCAA violation forces Mensah-Bonsu to miss three games

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 23, 11:49 p.m. The GW Athletic Department will withhold senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu for the first three regular season games due to what it termed inadvertent violations of NCAA rules, according to a GW Athletic Department news release. The 6-foot-9 London native will not be able to play due to “miscommunications that occurred […]

WEB UPDATE: Quigley’s to house bistro

Posted Tuesday, Nov. 29, 9:17 p.m. GW will house an American-style bistro – and possibly the only on-campus bar – in the vacant Quigley’s building at 21st and G streets after concluding an extensive search for a vendor, officials announced Tuesday night. The bistro, called TONIC Restaurant, will be based off another TONIC located in […]

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

School Without Walls parking lot purchase Everyone wins with GW’s purchase of the School Without Walls parking lot. The University will be able to move forward with long-term development plans on G Street. In exchange, the University is providing $12 million to the city earmarked for School Without Walls renovations. Lack of science interest The […]

WEB UPDATE: GW romps Kennesaw State without Mensah-Bonsu

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 23, 11:50 p.m. On the day before Thanksgiving, GW fans should thank Kennesaw State. It has been a while since the men’s basketball team has been able to play basketball GW style, and the Owls let them do exactly that. A little more than a week after the No. 21/22 Colonials (AP/USA […]

Will Dempster: 2006 should be the Student Association’s 1776

With another year comes another scandal. Nearly six months into a new Student Association term thus far bereft of any meaningful accomplishments in improving student life at GW, President Audai Shakour is now embroiled in an investigation over alleged sexual misconduct. Predictably, the SA Senate has risen to not only question Shakour’s ability to lead […]

WEB UPDATE: GW building open again after bomb threat

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2:30 p.m. A building at 2100 M St. housing University offices has opened back up after being put into lockdown mode by the Metropolitan Police Department. Police placed the building on lockdown after a bomb threat was called to an adjacent office building at about 2 p.m., said John Petrie, GW […]

SA president facing sexual assault allegations

The female student bringing charges against Student Association President Audai Shakour alleges that he sexually harassed and sexually assaulted her, The Hatchet has learned. Shakour, under siege from senators mulling impeachment for alleged actions mostly unrelated to the allegations leveled against him by the female student, did not mention the sexual assault allegations to senators […]

Letters to the editor

Broken system God bless The Hatchet for saying what’s on every GW student’s mind when it comes to the SA (“New year, new names, same old garbage,” Nov. 17, p. 4). However, perhaps your editorial board should go further: call on every person affiliated with the SA who is tired of its incompetence to resign. […]