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.

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 […]

WEB UPDATE: Women score big in win over SMU

Posted Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1:10 a.m. The Colonials’ 76-58 victory Tuesday night over Southern Methodist University (Texas) included several milestones. On top of being the most points GW (4-3) has put up this season, three players had career-best scoring totals. Sophomore Kim Beck led the Colonials with 23 points, while classmate Sarah-Jo Lawrence added 21 […]

D.C. hopes to lift troubled neighborhood

On a Sunday afternoon the only visible people in Sursum Corda, the low-income, cooperatively managed housing development just north of the U.S. Capitol, were either coming out of the Mount Airy Baptist Church or standing nearby smoking marijuana. Throughout the neighborhood, groups of teenagers and young adults stood out in the open smoking drugs, and […]