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.

A breast above the rest: ‘Mrs. Henderson presents’

Dame Judi Dench and nudity are two subjects that have probably never been uttered in the same sentence before. However, in his newest film “Mrs. Henderson Presents” (BBC Films), director Stephen Frears (“High Fidelity”) manages to connect the two, with crowd-pleasing results. Laura Henderson (Dench) is a recently widowed woman living in Britain during the […]

WEB UPDATE: Grand jury still reviewing attack on student

Posted Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1:54 a.m. A D.C. Superior Court grand jury will continue to review into 2006 the case of a GW student who allegedly struck and kicked another student in the head since he was not indicted by his Dec. 9 status hearing. Chad Dauman, a junior who transferred from State University of […]

After close first half, women fall to No. 1 Tennessee

Attendance for GW women’s basketball games has always been lackluster. When No. 1 Tennessee came to Foggy Bottom, filling the Smith Center stands Wednesday night was no problem. A crowd of 3,207 showed up to see GW lose 59-43 to the Lady Vols. Despite the loss, GW held the Lady Vols to their lowest point […]

WEB EXTRA: ‘Dick and Jane’ have fun with corporate America

One of the best things about movies such as “Fun with Dick and Jane” (Columbia Pictures) is that when you watch it, you can tell how much fun the movie must have been to make. While I enjoy serious films about weighty subjects as much as the next cinephile, it is often refreshing to see […]

WEB UPDATE: Women beat ranked Temple team

Start the slideshow! Posted Wednesday, Jan. 11, 11:28 p.m. The GW women’s basketball team played Wednesday night like it wanted revenge. Last year the Temple Owls came into the Smith Center for the Atlantic 10 tournament and beat the host Colonials in the championship game by eight points. Not this time. A much younger GW […]

Women’s Notes

Simmonds solid from the line Senior center Jessica Simmonds was her usual aggressive self offensively, taking the ball to the basket and drawing fouls. Against Tennessee, Simmonds shot seven-of-10 from the free throw line, far better than her season average of 28.6 percent. Simmonds said she spent “all week in the gym” practicing her shot. […]

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down

Peter Konwerski Long-time GW employee and three-time alumnus Peter Konwerski was appointed assistant vice president for Student and Academic Support Services last week. After so many years of service to GW, Konwerski deserves the promotion. His accessibility and open attitude toward solving student issues serve as an example to other administrators. Semester at Sea GW […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials dominate St. Joseph’s in 82-70 win

Start the slideshow! Posted Saturday, Jan. 14, 6:38 p.m. The recent conclusion of GW senior Mike Hall’s midseason slump could not have come at a better time. Hall, who scored seven and two points in his last two games, had a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals en route […]

Men down Terrapins at BB&T for second straight year

Start the slideshow! The GW men’s basketball team was hindered by fouls. They were banged up with injuries. Senior Mike Hall characterized the game with Maryland as a “war” and Monday’s BB&T Classic played out as exactly that. After playing a flurry of no-name teams to open up the season, the No. 19/22 Colonials played […]

Kevan Duve: Creating meaningful evaluations

The most comically awkward moment of the semester in any class usually occurs on course evaluation day. The instructor, as mandated by University policy, is forced to uneasily excuse himself or herself from class five or 10 minutes early while students are asked to rate his or her performance. What follows is usually a noisy […]