February 2, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 38

Stories from the February 2, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB UPDATE: No. 10 Colonials suffocate Spiders for 10th straight win

Posted Sunday, Feb. 5, 3:05 p.m. For the GW men’s basketball team’s 10th straight win, it felt like home sweet home. Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu and junior Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock had 16 points each and Mike Hall had 15 in the No. 10 Colonials’ 80-55 win over Richmond Sunday afternoon. The Colonials (18-1, 8-0 Atlantic 10) […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 1/24 – Marvin Center – 9:40 a.m. – case closed University Police officers identified an individual acting suspiciously in the building. When an officer asked the individual for identification, the individual became verbally irate. The individual eventually gave the officer identification but had no stated purpose for being in the building and was […]

Gabriel Okolski: Tell us when we’re wrong

Anyone who has taken a liberal arts class at GW has been there. Everything seems fine as the professor is plodding along with the lecture. Most students have a healthy glaze over their eyes as they dutifully transcribe notes in a semi-comatose state. But a couple of diligent students in the class develop an inspired […]

Staff editorial: Prevent student loan changes

Our View: The Deficit Reduction Act is no more than an attempt to tax college students through loan interest. Proposed changes to student loan provisions in the Deficit Reduction Act before Congress are not only a just quick-fix to the immense problem of a growing deficit, but also showcase an increasingly short-sighted U.S. education policy. […]

Developer buys Allen Lee

Despite being sold in November, the Allen Lee Hotel on 23rd and F streets will continue to operate as it has for the past 100 years until late 2008. At the end of last year, the quirky, run-down and relatively inexpensive hotel was sold to Abdo Development, a prominent D.C. construction and development company, for […]

Letters to the editor

Missed Hamas mark Will Dempster’s column on Hamas’ parliamentary victory in the Palestinian territories (“Is it still possible to be pro-peace after Hamas?” Jan. 30, p. 6) should be applauded for its concise and well-written content – that is, up until around the last 50 words. Monday, I sat in J Street and perused The […]

Erin Dumbacher: Academics abroad should match those at home

As GW students, we pride ourselves on the international environment that is our campus and our city. When The Hatchet reported that nearly 42 percent of the class of 2005 studied abroad during their junior year (“GW Briefs,” Jan. 30, p. 2), launching GW into the national top 10 in percentage of students studying abroad, […]

Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Nu to get houses as Kappa Sigma and Phi Kappa Psi are kicked out

The University announced Wednesday that the Pi Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu fraternities will be receiving University-owned townhouses in the fall, replacing the Kappa Sigma and Phi Kappa Psi fraternities. The Student Activities Center, which works with other University offices to determine which Greek-letter organizations receive townhouses, said the process is aimed at identifying the […]

Sundance film review: ‘Little Miss Sunshine’

“Little Miss Sunshine” is a comedy, despite its dark beginning. Many black comedies never rise above their sorrowful dregs, offering morally uncertain humor, but “Little Miss Sunshine” does something special by being at once dark and degraded, yet glad and joyful. It is the outrageous story of a family road trip to a beauty pageant, […]

Eric Koester: Calling on all graduate students

GW’s graduate programs produce some of our finest alumni doing leading work in medicine, law, academia, engineering, business and more. In fact, there are more graduate students on campus than undergraduates. Why, then, isn’t there a unified voice for graduate students? Why does virtually every other university have a dedicated organization representing all graduate students […]