January 19, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 34

Stories from the January 19, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Bar Belle: New Year’s resolutions

The Bar Belle’s New Year’s resolutions I think there are 11 seniors from my hometown at GW.?So, on New Year’s Eve, at a random bar in the middle of America, I was shocked to see six other GW seniors, coincidentally. But it made me think: why is it that if I’m not at TomToms on […]

Newly appointed historian undertakes GW Encyclopedia

In 1988, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg became the 15th president of The George Washington University. But G. David Anderson was just named to a post that only three have held in the University’s 185-year history: University historian. To be fair, the position isn’t nearly as old as University president, but that does not diminish the passion […]

$5 – $10 – $20: An entertainment guide for the cash-strapped college student

If you have $0 College students can never resist free food, which is why the Benjamin Franklin Birthday Celebration at the Smithsonian Museum of American History is not to be missed. Celebrate the inventor and scientist’s accomplishments with special exhibits and free cake on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. If you have $0 You can meringue […]

GW completes renovations to administrative departments

The University finished renovating offices within its Student Accounts, Human Resources and Payroll departments earlier this month in order to make them more customer-service friendly for students, faculty and staff, officials said. Nancy Haaga, GW director of Auxiliary and Institutional Services, said the suite of offices for the three departments, located on the first floor […]

Reality bites: GW alumna sews until she’s cut from Bravo’s latest hit

Television programs, especially the reality shows, are designed to fill a specific emotional niche in viewers’ lives. There are those that make us feel good about ourselves by showing the misfortunes of stars and civilians, such as “Celebrity Fit Club” or “Wife Swap.” There are those that spur our sense of adventure while simultaneously grossing […]

January concert preview

As students start their first week of classes mid-January, going to class is the least of everyone’s worries. After all, you’re allowed to blow off the first couple of weeks to party, visit with friends and see live music, so long as you make up for it later, right? While the month may be half […]

Williams set to decide on smoking ban

D.C.’s fate seems certain – the capital city will soon join numerous other municipalities across the country in outlawing smoking in bars, restaurants and other public places. The D.C. City Council voted 11 to 1 to pass a comprehensive ban on smoking in indoor workplaces Jan. 4. If signed by D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, the […]

Men to travel to state of success

From Duke to the University of North Carolina to N.C. State, the state of North Carolina is well known for its powerhouse college basketball programs. While former Conference USA mainstay Charlotte may not be quite at the level of those Atlantic Coast Conference programs, the 49ers seem to be making a positive impression on their […]

Top-25 rankings fire up men, women

Going into this year, the oft-said phrase for GW basketball fans was “special season.” But that was for the men’s team. Women’s head coach Joe McKeown was skeptical after losing star Anna Monta?ana, and with No. 1 Tennessee and No. 11 Purdue on the schedule, the early part of the season was going to be […]

Women head to unfriendly northeast undefeated in A-10

The women’s basketball team moved into the top-25 for the first time this season and now heads to Rhode Island on Friday to improve on their five-game winning streak. URI is 4-10 and 2-2 in the Atlantic 10, having defeated Xavier and Massachusetts but losing to La Salle twice. The Colonials will need to watch […]