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.

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 […]

WEB UPDATE: Fire damages apartment room

Start the slideshow! Posted Wednesday, Feb. 1, 12:56 a.m. A fire on the first floor of The York apartment building at 20th and F streets severely damaged a room late Tuesday night. Firefighters arrived at the scene around 11:30 p.m. Fire trucks lined the surrounding streets, and hoses were unwrapped and brought into the building […]

Columbian College Dean Frawley vies for Mary Washington presidency

William Frawley, dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, is among three finalists being considered for the presidency of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. Last week Frawley attended two forums on the UMW campus giving students, faculty and administrators an opportunity to meet him and ask questions about his vision for […]

Your Facebook is being watched

She still checks her online profile two or three times each day, but University of Kansas sophomore Holly Garringer is starting to get a little scared of Facebook. “(Facebook) has entirely changed how you get to know people,” Garringer said, describing the online networking site where millions of college students have posted pictures and descriptions […]

GW Briefs

GW students in top 10 in studying abroad participation GW has the 10th-largest percentage of students studying abroad in the country, according to the Institute for International Education. During the 2003-2004 academic year, the latest in which statistics are available, 41.9 percent (919 students) of juniors studied abroad. Several other research institutions were mentioned in […]

Blunt addresses Georgetown conservatives

The Georgetown University College Republicans hosted Take Back Georgetown Day Saturday, kicking off what featured speaker Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard and Fox News called a “war of liberation” against the university’s perceived liberal majority. Barnes joined keynote speaker Rep. Roy Blunt, who has served as interim House majority leader since Rep. Tom Delay […]