January 26, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 36

Stories from the January 26, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the editor – In response to Hatchet textbook editorial

Sensitive publishers I was puzzled by The Hatchet’s recent editorial on textbook pricing (“Make textbooks affordable, Jan. 19, p. 4), which neglects to explain several important facts about the higher education textbook market. I want to emphasize that publishers are extremely sensitive to the financial pressure that rapid increases in tuition, student fees, room and […]

T. Neil Sroka: Lincoln’s lesson on depression

Working with historian Joshua Shenk, author of Lincoln’s “Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness,” Vikram Jayanti’s documentary, “LINCOLN,” which premiered last week on the History Channel, reveals a side of our nation’s 16th president that too few of us ever saw in school. While the Lincoln we know and love battled […]

Colonials paying a high price for free throws

In a youth’s first days of playing basketball, it is not uncommon to sit at the free throw line, 15 feet from the hoop, shooting the unguarded shot. With this being the case, one would think that making free throws would be all but guaranteed at the upper levels of play. For numerous reasons, however, […]

Letters to the editor

More CLLC change needed I am one of the unfortunate students who have been negatively affected by the decision to change housing from a credit-based system to one based on class status (“CLLC makes big changes,” Jan. 23, p. 1). As a rising junior going into last year’s housing lottery, I was in the position, […]

Men get big road win in Pa.

Anyone who thought that senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu was having a down season will need to reconsider after Wednesday night. Mensah-Bonsu had a breakout game in GW’s 94-78 win over Duquesne with a career-high 29 points at the A.J. Polumbo Center in Pittsburgh. “I think (GW head coach Karl) Hobbs emphasized getting me the ball coming […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials’ huge second half unravels Rhode Island

Start the slideshow! Posted Saturday, Jan. 28, 5:20 p.m. If you look up the term “statement game” in a basketball dictionary, Saturday afternoon’s 81-62 win over Rhode Island may show up. The No. 14/15 GW men’s basketball team bolstered its ranking after erasing a six-point halftime deficit to top the Rams 81-62 in front of […]

Women ready for weekend pair

After a win and a loss last weekend, the GW women’s basketball team has two opportunities this weekend to get back to its winning ways. The Colonials will host Fordham Friday at 7 p.m. and then travel to Richmond for a 2 p.m. matchup with the Spiders on Sunday. Neither squads have defeated a Joe […]

SA Notes

Government in constitutional quandry Student Association members met Tuesday night with a plan to resolve a constitutional crisis. They were unsuccessful. On Monday evening the SA Student Court invalidated a proposed new constitution that students voted on in a December election. Upon the court’s announcement the same constitution that has been in effect for the […]

Calendar

Thursday AMSA meeting Learn about membership and events at the American Medical Students Association general body meeting. 6:30 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Parties and Party Substitutes: Russia’s Relationship with Democracy in Comparative Perspective Henry E. Hale will examine the inner workings of the Russian government and its problems with political party development. 6 to 7:30 […]

Crime Log

Destruction 1/22 – 619 22nd St. – case closed University Police responded to a report of vandalism that occurred at an on-campus townhouse between 4 a.m. and noon. An officer found that two windows in the house had been broken and it appeared that someone had thrown bricks through the windows. -No suspects or witnesses […]