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.

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 […]

Sugar plum visions: ‘The Nutcracker’

It has become an American Christmas tradition to go see Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The Washington Ballet has breathed new life into the classic play, making what was once timeless now everlasting. Instead of in the usual English high society of the late 1800s, the Washington Ballet’s version, choreographed by Septime Webre, begins in Georgetown. But […]

Men’s Notes

Thompson missed T.J. Thompson was GW’s star during BB&T tournaments of years past, scoring 27 points against Maryland last year to lead the Colonials to their first ranking since 1999. Thompson showed his emotional leadership in big games and GW head coach Karl Hobbs realized that during GW’s 78-70 win over the Terrapins Monday night. […]


Thursday Voices from the Island of Freedom: Human Rights Violations in Cuba Learn about the human rights situation in Cuba with speaker Frank Calzon, executive director of A Center for a Free Cuba, films and artwork. 6 to 7:15 p.m. Multicultural Student Services Center (2127 G St.) rm. 209 Sponsored by the Organization of Latino […]

Kenin has a ‘Blast’ – local favorites to play 9:30 Club

There comes a point in every band’s career when they get to that “make-or-break” show, when they know it’s time to sink or swim. For the D.C. area band Kenin, that point comes Friday. when, the group will co-headline with State Radio at the 9:30 Club, the venue that they dreamed of playing while growing […]

WEB UPDATE: Mensah-Bonsu looks like himself in GW’s big win over FIU

Start the slideshow! Posted Thursday, Dec. 8, 10:47 p.m. After GW defeated Maryland at the BB&T Classic Monday, Coach Karl Hobbs attributed the sluggish performance of senior standout Pops Menash-Bonsu to rust. After scoring the Colonials’ first six points and eight of their first 10 en route to a 15-point, eight-rebound performance against the Golden […]

SA Notes

The Colonial Coach bus service to Dulles International Airport is expanding for winter break by running for six days instead of two and adding one additional shuttle trip per day. The buses, chartered by U.S. Coachways Inc., transported about 220 students from GW to Dulles Airport on Nov. 22 and 23. The service, sponsored by […]

Game, set ‘Match Point’: Woody Allen’s latest

Many observers in the movie industry were taken aback on learning that the new film by the quintessential New York filmmaker, Woody Allen, was made in England with a nearly all-British cast and crew. It is perhaps even odder that the film is a serious drama with hardly any jokes. Yet, such is the case […]

Jewish groups claim discrimination on campuses

A number of pro-Israeli and civil rights advocates called on public officials last week to act against anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias on college campuses. At a Nov. 18 hearing before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, representatives of four Jewish and education rights groups said that anti-Semitism at American colleges and universities is a widespread […]

Greek Briefs

The governing organization of GW’s sororities elected a new executive board this week for the 2006 calendar year. The entering officers of the Panhellenic Association include junior April Black of Delta Gamma as president; sophomore Liat Kalikow of Kappa Kappa Gamma as executive vice president; and junior Jessica McCarthy of Alpha Phi as vice president […]