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.

Team analysis: Interchangeable parts let men stay dangerous

The trouble, it appears, for GW’s opponents this year is that they don’t know which of the Colonials will beat them on any given night – or day, as it happened to be Sunday against Richmond. Most of the nation’s top teams have a recognizable one-two punch that serves as the focal point for opposing […]

Law students seek to improve D.C. animal laws

A group of GW Law School students is examining D.C. laws for household and sheltered animals and making recommendations to the city for their improvement. The Animal Welfare Project, started in 2003 by two GW law professors, has drafted legislation it hopes will be considered by the D.C. City Council in the coming months. The […]

Women drop one in Cincy

While the men’s basketball team went into Xavier Thursday night and left with a narrow win, the women’s squad didn’t have the same success Friday evening, coming up short 67-62 in Cincinnati. Despite cutting a 12-point Musketeer lead and moving within one with five minutes remaining, the Colonials (14-6, 7-2 Atlantic 10) were unable to […]

Varsity Roundup

Gymnastics The GW gymnastics team tallied a season-high total of 190.975 en route to a fourth-place finish Sunday in Morgantown, W. Va. West Virginia won the quad meet with a score of 195.100. Ohio State (194.500) and Iowa (192.250) rounded out the top four. Senior Erin Aiken finished in the top 10 in vault and […]


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 […]