January 30, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 37

Stories from the January 30, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Michael Barnett: What democracy hath wrought

The Bush administration’s effort to sustain support for the occupation of Iraq was dealt one of its biggest blows last week by the residents of Hebron, Ramallah and Gaza City, who gave an overwhelming victory in Palestinian legislative elections to Hamas. To the Western world, the terrorist group’s victory drove home the messy truth that […]

WEB EXTRA: Post journalists discuss front page at library event

What does it take to make the front page? A panel of Washington Post editors and reporters addressed that question – and more – at the West End Neighborhood Library Saturday morning. Six Washington Post journalists addressed a 50-person audience consisting mostly of Foggy Bottom residents at the program, titled “The Front Page – How […]

GW tops Rams for eighth straight win

Start the slideshow! The GW team basketball pundits have been lauding showed up Saturday in the No. 14/15 Colonials’ 81-62 come-from-behind win over Rhode Island in front of 5,000 Smith Center fans. Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu, the preseason All-American candidate, played like the player whose name was tossed around in June’s NBA draft, with 17 points […]

Women pick up up pair of wins over weekend

With Atlantic 10 conference play nearly halfway through, the women’s basketball team finds itself in a tie for first place in the conference with Charlotte. The Colonials posted weekend wins over Fordham on Friday and at Richmond on Sunday, giving them a 14-5 record overall, 7-1 mark in conference. GW entered Richmond coming off a […]

Women’s Notes

Hard works pay off After GW’s 55-53 loss to Massachusetts Jan. 22, the Colonials recommitted themselves in the gym last week knowing that their opponents saw them as vulnerable. The increased effort was evident in the 31 turnovers that GW forced Sunday while allowing Fordham the lowest point total of any Atlantic 10 opponent since […]

JCFS considers African studies major

The Elliott School of International Affairs will be one step closer to adding a new major that focuses on African development, politics and health if the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students approves the proposed program next month. While the Elliott School already offers a regional concentration and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences […]

Men’s Notes

Winning streak and upcoming contests With Saturday’s win, the Colonials extended their winning streak to eight games, the highest among ranked teams. The Colonials’ record is 14 games in 1935-36, a season that ended with a 16-3 record. To keep the streak alive, GW will need to top Xavier at the Cintas Center, where the […]

Two residents to run for ANC seat

A special election will be held in March to fill the vacant seat on the Foggy Bottom Advisory Neighborhood Commission because a commissioner moved out of the neighborhood last month. Two area residents, Michael Thomas and Richard Moore, have already announced their candidacies for the seat on the board, which makes zoning recommendations to the […]

Rugby teams take the plunge

Junior Zej Moczydlowski, a member of the men’s rugby team, knows a thing or two about taking hits, but that didn’t alleviate the shock of plunging into near-freezing temperatures Saturday. “It feels like you’re getting punched in the chest because it’s so cold,” said Moczydlowski, who along with 20 members of the GW men’s and […]