February 9, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 40

Stories from the February 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek Briefs

Max no longer coming to campus Author Tucker Max said he will no longer be appearing on campus this week after the fraternity he was originally scheduled to speak with decided to no longer host him. Max, author of the recent book “I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell,” is a self-described inappropriate drunk. The […]


In its Feb. 6 issue The Hatchet misspelled the name of Cheri Griffin (“A ‘divine’ struggle,” p. 3). The Hatchet also erroneously named Griffin the president of the graduate chapter of Zeta Phi Beta. She is actually the third vice president of the undergraduate chapter. The Crime Log in the Feb. 2 issue erroneously reported […]

Staff editorial: We want Georgetown

By calling for a GW-Georgetown basketball matchup in a letter this week, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans envisions an event that hasn’t occurred since 1982. With Wednesday night’s win against Dayton, the men’s basketball team matched its best start (19-1) in more than 50 years. It is clear that D.C. houses two of the nation’s premier […]

T. Neil Sroka: Science programs need a boost

From the headlines that screamed of the explosive growth of the GW endowment to the little teaser in the upper right-hand corner that celebrated the men’s basketball team’s emergence as a top-10 team in the country, even a casual observer of Monday’s Hatchet front page (Feb. 6) would see an up-and-coming, national research University emerging […]

Team analysis: Colonials are the real deal

That which seemed impossible four years ago has happened. After a scandal involving former coach Tom Penders and two losing seasons under Karl Hobbs, the GW men’s basketball team had a lot to prove coming into 2003-2004. Three years later, the Colonials have tied the best start in program history of 19-1 – a feat […]

Kevan Duve: The plight of UW20

It is encouraging to know that GW is among the many universities concerned about writing and literacy. Whether by looking at studies pointing to decreasing literacy rates among college graduates or by listening to anecdotes told by long-time educators, administrators three years ago correctly realized that the standing writing curriculum needed a beefing-up. In this […]

Men face tough task in Philly

GW will put its undefeated Atlantic 10 record and 11-game winning streak on the line against 10-10 Saint Joseph’s, who went undefeated in A-10 play in 2003-2004, in Philadelphia Saturday. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2, giving the Colonials another chance to prove they deserve their No. 8 ranking in front of a […]

No. 8 Colonials ‘overachieve’ to 19-1

The GW men’s basketball team did what many predicted it would against Dayton at the Smith Center Wednesday night. The Colonials used and abused. No. 8 GW shot 48.3 percent, caused 16 turnovers and stole the ball away seven times en route to an 81-67 victory in front of an announced sold-out crowd of 5,000. […]

When Congress needs advice, it calls Professor Turley

When Congress needs advice from a legal expert, it goes to GW Law School professor Jonathan Turley – and the hearings on President Bush’s wiretapping program earlier this month were no exception. GW’s Turley is a regular on Capitol Hill and has testified in front of the U.S House of Representatives and Senate more than […]

First time’s a charm for women against Saint Louis

Setting a good precedent is important, and the GW women’s basketball team did just that Monday night in an 84-46 sinking of Saint Louis in the two programs’ first-ever matchup. The Colonials (16-5, 8-2 Atlantic 10) not only set an example for the conference newcomers, but for themselves as well. The squad’s 49 first-half points […]