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.


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 […]

Internet invades college classrooms

As wireless Internet connections and electronic note-taking grow more common on college campuses, some students and faculty are starting to debate their benefits. Various universities have gradually made the switch to wireless access. Dartmouth College was among the first schools to provide its students with campus-wide wireless internet service last year, earning a 4th-place ranking […]

Men’s Notes

Austrian native verbally commits to GW, prep school coach says Herman Opoku, a 6-foot-9 Austrian native, has verbally committed to the GW men’s basketball team, said coach Raphael Chillius of the South Kent School in South Kent, Conn., which Opoku attends. Chillius said Opoku verbally committed to coach Karl Hobbs’ program approximately two months ago […]