December 5, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 31

Stories from the December 5, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

“What’s the deal with …” the GW Hippo?

It’s that season – the season where you can look for that character with a belly that shakes like a bowl full of jelly. That’s right, it’s basketball season and it’s prime time for GW’s unofficial mascot, the hippo. But some students might be wondering why GW’s most lovable mascot is missing in action at […]

GW Expat: Coming home

Junior Geoff Bendeck, an international affairs major, is finishing his semester studying abroad in Cairo. Twice a month, he has shared his experiences and observations from the Middle East as one of GW’s many expats. Next semester, he will return to GW, as the Office of Study Abroad did not approve his request to study […]

GW professor researching effects of gay adoption

With the help of four GW students, psychology professor Stephen Forssell has taken the first steps toward a research project that will compare and assess gay, lesbian and heterosexual couples who have adopted and are raising children. Though issues such as a gay adoption have at times become politically divisive and shrouded in rhetoric, Forssell […]

Former GW lecturer helps lead House GOP in troubled times

Tom Cole may be a newcomer to the House of Representatives, but that doesn’t mean he can’t school some of his more veteran colleagues. Cole, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma, headed up a political consulting firm and had a brief teaching stint at GW before being elected to the House in 2002. His experiences, he […]

Staff editorial: Maintain University Counseling Center patient-counselor confidentiality

OUR VIEW: A policy allowing counselors to share information from confidential sessions with University administrators undermines the ability of the counseling center to effectively service students. The University Counseling Center’s efforts to overcome a tumultuous two years – marked by multiple suicides and a perceived lack of efficacy in addressing student mental health issues – […]

Will Dempster: Complete game needed vs. Terps

Monday’s matchup against area rival Maryland is arguably the most important game of the season for the Colonials. Saddled with what many observers classify as a soft schedule, GW has a perfect opportunity in this year’s revised BB&T Classic to add a signature win toward obtaining an at-large NCAA Tournament birth in March. Given the […]

Colonials tame Terriers for fourth win

Don’t ever ask GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs if he is satisfied. Because when it comes to the play of his team, he almost never is. When asked if he was happy with the No. 19/22 Colonials’ (AP/USA Today) defensive performance that forced 19 turnovers in a 75-62 win over Boston University Friday night, […]

Women to face No. 1 Tennessee at home

After shooting 8-of-11 from the floor and scoring a career-high 20 points in the Colonials’ 68-60 victory at Villanova on Dec. 1, sophomore Kim Beck is prepared for what comes next: taking on the No. 1-ranked Tennessee Lady Volunteers Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Smith Center. “It’s going to be really important to […]

Georgetown Waterfront to get facelift

During the next few years Georgetown’s waterfront will be under construction – but the completed product is sure to be “the final jewel” of the area, project planners said. The National Park Service has been planning a $15 million park on the Georgetown waterfront next to Washington Harbour between 31st and 34th streets for almost […]

WEB EXTRA: GW men face important task against Maryland

When the buzzer sounded at the end of last year’s contest with Maryland, the scoreboard showed 101-92 as the GW men’s basketball team topped the then-No. 12 Terps. The Colonials were an unranked squad that upset then-ranked. No. 9 Michigan State the day before. The implications of the tournament were astronomical, as the wins propelled […]