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.

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 […]

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 […]