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.

York fire damages one apartment

A fire on the first floor of The York apartment building at 20th and F streets severely damaged a room in the building late Tuesday night. Alan Etter, D.C. fire department spokesman, said Wednesday that the fire was started by a candle left burning on a shelf in the apartment. He said no one was […]

Sundance film review: ‘Kinky Boots’

In a festival full of incredible films, what stands out about “Kinky Boots” is how simultaneously charming and sexy it is. A solid British comedy, “Kinky Boots” is about a high-end shoe factory on the fritz and its young boss (Joel Edgerton) who is inspired by a big and sassy cabaret singer named Lola, boldly […]


Thursday GW Aid Come see student groups in this variety show, with benefits going to earthquake victims in Pakistan and victims of the violence in Darfur. 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Betts Theatre Tickets $10 at Ticketmaster, $12 at the door Sponsored by Class Council Crossing Borders with Scientific and Technological Knowledge Panelists from […]

WEB EXTRA: About 100 turn out to State of the Union viewing

GW’s political wonks turned out and tuned in at the Hippodrome Tuesday night to spend the evening watching President Bush’s annual State of the Union address. About 100 College Republicans, College Democrats and non-partisans attended the event. The watching party in the Marvin Center was sponsored by the CRs, CDs and the Call to Serve […]

SA Notes

Senate closer to election agreement The Student Association Senate took another step towards being ready for a looming SA presidential election at Tuesday night’s meeting in the Marvin Center. The body offered new rules to govern the election and agreed to abide by the constitution that has been in effect for the entire year. In […]

WEB EXTRA: Bono to speak in D.C.

Nobel Peace Prize nominee and U2 singer Bono will speak at the Washington Hilton and Towers tomorrow evening as part of the Nation’s Capital Distinguished Speakers Series. Recently named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, Bono has distinguished himself in the past year as a humanitarian, promoting awareness of global poverty and AIDS. The speaker […]

Ice hockey club is undefeated and unrecognized

Unbeknownst to much of Foggy Bottom, there is an impressive GW team that is ranked first in its league, fourth in its region, and is still undefeated more than halfway through a long season. Tucked away at the Fort DuPont Ice Arena in Southeast Washington – a long Metro train ride and a bus transfer […]

GW developing one-of-a-kind million-dollar microscope

Never before has a torpedo fish’s stunning mechanism for seeking its prey simultaneously caught the attention of biologists, chemists and physicists. But soon the secrets of this unique sea creature – and the complexities of life’s molecular structures – could be revealed on the fourth floor of Corcoran Hall. Akos Vertes, professor of chemistry, biochemistry […]

Xavier a tough task for No. 10 Colonials

GW head coach Karl Hobbs and his 10th-ranked men’s basketball team knows their past performances against Xavier all too well: nine losses in the past 10 games. Zero for two last season. No wins in the Musketeers’ Cintas Center. Despite the Colonials’ Atlantic 10 championship and a top-10 ranking for the first time in 50 […]