January 23, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 35

Stories from the January 23, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Brendan Polmer: God’s plan for New Orleans

Things really have changed in my fair city of New Orleans since Katrina came through and turned everyone’s lives upside-down. While we still have many challenges to overcome on our road back to normalcy, I was fortunate enough to witness over the break my city showing some signs that it was coming back to life. […]

49ers fans rough, but illogical

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte and the Halton Arena may house some of the toughest fans in the Atlantic 10. Fans behind the GW bench employed techniques that should be considered cruel and unusual punishments to any human being. 49er fans started off by telling seniors Mike Hall and Pops Mensah-Bonsu – who both considered going […]

Women split in northeast, likely to lose ranking

Going into this weekend’s games at Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the women’s basketball team had the added pressure of proving its right to be in the top 25 of women’s college basketball, an honor bestowed on Jan. 16. The added pressure may have added to the Colonials’ road slipup. GW handily defeated the Rams on […]

Seven confirm Student Association presidential candidacies

It begins again. With the Student Association elections more than five weeks away, seven students have announced they will be seeking to run for president in early March. The group includes those who call themselves SA outsiders, veteran members of the SA, former senators, current senators and members of the executive branch. The diverse group […]

Gay men form a new kind of fraternity

When most students think of fraternities, scenes of wild parties and scantily clad women from movies such as “Animal House” and “Old School” come to mind. In popular culture, fraternities are often viewed as organizations concerned almost exclusively with beer, sports and sex. As stereotypes are frequently challenged, Delta Lambda Phi, the nation’s oldest and […]

Panhellenic Association decides finalists for new sorority

The Panhellenic Association, the group that oversees the eight sororities on campus, announced Saturday the three organizations that are finalists to become GW’s newest sorority. The three finalists are Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi and Chi Omega. These organizations were chosen from the 15 national Greek-letter organizations that applied. The Panhellenic Association’s Student Activities […]

What’s the deal with … GWorld and the gym?

When you are trying to get into your dorm and you realize you don’t have your GWorld, it’s OK; just sign in. Forget your GWorld at the library? That’s not a problem either – use the sign-in sheet. Trying to go the gym without your G? Good luck getting on a treadmill today. Your chances […]

New Orleans students return to a ravaged city

For New Orleans-area college students, New Year’s Eve marked just the first in a series of new beginnings. Just days after the start of 2006, thousands of students at colleges across the Gulf Coast returned to begin their first post-Katrina semester in an academic community that has changed greatly from the one they left nearly […]

Big response to small explosion in chemistry lab

Samson Hall reopened Friday morning after a small explosion resulting in no injuries sent ambulances, fire trucks and hazardous materials vehicles swarming to the building at about 5:50 p.m. Thursday. University officials initially termed the explosion a “very small, adverse chemical reaction.” John Petrie, GW assistant vice president of Public Safety and Emergency Management, said […]

Men handle 49ers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Before the days of a ranked GW men’s basketball team, head coach Karl Hobbs used to shrug off home wins, stating that his team’s success would be validated with consistent wins in hostile Atlantic 10 arenas. Two down, only a few more to go in those arenas. “Three years ago, this team […]