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.

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 […]

WEB UPDATE: No. 10 Colonials keep the streak alive in Cincinnati

Posted Thursday, Feb. 2, 9:10 p.m. Updated 11:19 p.m. CINCINNATI – With 16 seconds left in Thursday night’s contest, Xavier coach Sean Miller put the ball in the hands of the hot-shooting guard that killed the GW men’s basketball team last year at the Smith Center. Sophomore Stanley Burrell burrowed his way thorough a plethora […]

WEB EXTRA: Groups ready for charity event

More than a dozen student groups will join together Thursday to do what they can to improve the lives of those affected by last year’s earthquake in Pakistan and the ongoing violence in the Sudanese province of Darfur. With a variety show and slide presentation called GW AID, students hope to raise money for the […]

WEB UPDATE: CCAS dean to leave for Virginia school

Posted Friday, Feb. 3, 7:50 p.m. William Frawley, dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, was named president of the University of Mary Washington Friday. He was one of three finalists for the presidency of the Fredericksburg, Va., school. He will be formally welcomed to the school’s campus on Feb. 6. “It is […]

WEB EXTRA: Sundance film review: Rocky Mountain Die

Apparently, there are still some people out there who are not familiar with the cardinal rules of horror movies. Here is a quick refresher. If you and several of your attractive friends ever decide to hang out somewhere where there is no way to reach help, you will die. The more sexually active you are, […]

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 […]