February 6, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 39

Stories from the February 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Correction

The article “JCFS considers African studies” (Jan. 30, p. 1) erroneously referred to Africa as a country. After extensive research, The Hatchet has determined that Africa is a continent.

Men’s Notes

Movin’ on up? With wins against Xavier and Richmond, the GW men’s basketball team should be moving up in The Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today coaches polls to be released Monday afternoon. In last week’s polls, the Colonials were ranked 10th, but it appears as though the right people lost for the Colonials to move […]

Endowment climbs 12.2 percent

GW’s endowment grew 12.2 percent over the last fiscal year, slightly more than the national average, according to a report released late last month by the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The market value of GW’s endowment – which consists of gifts to the University from individual, corporate and non-profit donors and […]

GW attorney to head D.C. Building Industry Association

GW’s senior attorney, Charles Barber, will try to influence D.C. development as the new president of the D.C. Building Industry Association. Barber, a D.C. native, was named president of the advocacy organization last month and succeeds former president Jamie Williams. The association is made up of more than 400 volunteer businesses and professionals – including […]

WEB EXTRA: GW offers new ecotourism program

Business school expands tourism curriculum GW’s School of Business announced this month an expansion of the specialized ecotourism program within the GW Department of Tourism. The area of study focuses on ensuring responsible travel that protects the environment. GW teamed with Conservation International, a leading organization for ecotourism, to offer eight additional classes in the […]

Black Greek-letter organizations struggle to gain membership

Last week GW welcomed its fourth traditionally black Greek-letter organization to campus. Zeta Phi Beta became an officially recognized chapter in GW’s black Greek-letter community after having members on campus since 1997. While GW’s Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council are the governing bodies for the more than 1,400 GW students who comprise the school’s most […]

Most sexual harassment goes unreported, study says

Widespread sexual harassment among males and females on college campuses goes largely unreported, according to a survey released last month by the American Association of University Women. Almost two thirds of male and female college students interviewed said they have encountered some type of sexual harassment while attending a university, about a third of which […]

Hess discusses new book about foreign correspondents

GW professor Stephen Hess discussed his newest book, “Through Their Eyes: Foreign Correspondents in the United States,” with a packed crowd at the Politics and Prose bookstore on Connecticut Avenue Saturday. Students and professionals turned out to hear Hess explain his belief that foreign correspondents are playing an increasingly important role in the way the […]

GW Briefs

Mount Vernon shuttle now stops at HOVA The freshman dorm Hall on Virginia Avenue is on the list of pick up and drop off locations for the Mount Vernon Campus shuttle this semester. “Adding the HOVA stop was just one of the many improvements we’ve made based on feedback provided by our riders,” said Matthew […]

Dean named president of UMW

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. “It is a great honor to be entrusted with the leadership of this fine institution,” Frawley said in a statement […]