January 17, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 33

Stories from the January 17, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Task force set to make 4×4 decision

After visiting seven universities to examine their implementation of four-class, four-credit systems, a task force of GW faculty, administrators and student representatives is set to decide by March whether to recommend such a plan. If the plan is recommended, it will then be discussed by each of the schools within the University, the Faculty Senate […]

Student suspended following depression treatment sues University; case provides look into endangering behavior policy

A former GW student has filed suit against the University, GW Hospital and eight campus administrators because he was suspended from classes, removed from his dorm and barred from campus after he sought treatment for depression and suicidal thoughts. In a civil suit filed in D.C. Superior Court in October, former student Jordan Nott alleges […]

Shakour cleared of sexual harassment and sexual assault charges

The hearings are over, the verdict is in, and after a two-month judicial process, Student Association President Audai Shakour has been cleared of sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations. In a statement released to The Hatchet last month, Shakour thanked his friends and family members who showed support for him throughout the process, and said […]

Men dominate Pikiell’s Seawolves

Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu gave Steve Pikiell a bear-hug hello. Classmate Mike Hall slapped the Stony Brook head coach’s hand and patted him on the back. The coach, who spent four years as a member of GW coach Karl Hobbs’ staff, got all the love he was going to get before the first tap, because after […]

Women beat Xavier, earn ranking

Most GW students return to campus after a month of relaxation. The women’s basketball team showed on Sunday how they spent their winter break: winning. The Colonials’ 64-58 victory over visiting Xavier gave GW its eighth straight home win and ninth triumph in their past 10 games. They are also the only undefeated team in […]

Kevan Duve: Save a life between classes

Altruism rarely caters to the college student’s budget. While we are asked, as citizens, to donate to charitable causes – as undoubtedly we would – we often discover ourselves short on what is needed most: time and money. We are an age group marked by our idealism and sense of purpose, but our anemic bank […]

Men’s basketball team analysis: Observations of the last month

Although the Colonials suffered their first and only defeat of the season over winter break, the team has solidified its place as one of college basketball’s elite squads. Let’s take a look at some of the trends and events that have marked the team over the past month. Trio of talented guards After T.J. Thompson […]

Letters to the editor

Same old Gelman I noticed your “thumbs down” for the Gelman Library and its “club” atmosphere. I received a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from GW in 1986, and it appears nothing has changed in 20 years. Back then, you could get no serious studying done in the “fishbowls” on the fourth, fifth or sixth floors; […]

Vacation wrapup: Men and women stay undefeated in conference play

Men’s basketball No. 15 GW 98, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore 72 Dec. 17 Using a 20-4 run midway through the first half, the Colonials (8-0) defeated the Hawks of the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore 98-72 to secure the team’s best start to a season since the 1950s. Junior Danilo (J.R) Pinnock had 18 points while […]