December 8, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 32

Stories from the December 8, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Men’s analysis: Showcase win proves GW is for real

What an emotional win. After an extremely hard-fought game, GW defeated local rival Maryland Monday to claim hoops supremacy in the District. After enduring weeks of criticism that GW was not good enough to beat marquee teams because of its perceived soft schedule, coach Karl Hobbs and his team officially asserted themselves as one of […]

Students to stay in other’s rooms over break

It’s not the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, but it’s similar. When some students return from winter break in January, it may look like someone has been sleeping in their beds – and that may have been the case. The Community Living and Learning Center said about 60 students will be staying on […]

WEB UPDATE: Shakour cleared of sexual harassment and sexual assault charges, statement says

Posted Monday, Dec. 19, 9:34 p.m. After a lengthy judicial process, Student Association President Audai Shakour has been cleared of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations brought against him by a female student. A statement from Shakour’s office said he was informed of the decision late Monday evening. Student Judicial Services officials do not comment […]

Senate investigation targets American U trustees

In would could set a precedent for other universities, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee announced plans last week to probe how the American University board of trustees’ handled the recent firing of university president Benjamin Ladner. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a Dec. 2 statement that the committee would look into “whether […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials dealt their first loss by Wolfpack

Posted Friday, Dec. 30, 10:41 p.m. RALEIGH, N.C. – An early shot by senior forward Pops Mensah-Bonsu portended what was in store for the Colonials for the remainder of their Friday night game against North Carolina State at the RBC Center. The ball rattled around the rim, seemed to go in, but ultimately spun out […]

WEB UPDATE: Women down Seawolves

Posted Sunday, Dec. 11, 5:41 p.m. Senior Jessica Simmonds had 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Colonials to a 77-55 victory over Stony Brook (N.Y.) Saturday afternoon at the Smith Center. GW (3-3) began the game with a 9-0 run before jumping out to 31-8 lead in the first 14 minutes. The Seawolves […]

Letters to the editor

SMPA legacy I was disappointed to see the following quote, attributed to Professor Steve Roberts, in Monday’s Hatchet: “(SMPA) has two important traditions, two important approaches: the practical world of Washington journalism and a fine academic tradition” (“SMPA shifts director search,” Dec. 5, pg. 1). Professor Roberts has forgotten another SMPA tradition: sweeping the electronic […]

Rawhide romance: ‘Brokeback Mountain’ portrays forbidden love and broken hearts

There has been considerable buzz over Director Ang Lee’s new film “Brokeback Mountain” (Focus Features) – but not just critical acclaim. The film portrays gay cowboys. Yet Lee (known for beauties such as “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”) doesn’t seem fazed by his subject matter, nor surprised by the attention it’s received, simply noting that “Brokeback […]