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.

WEB EXTRA: City discusses $170 million library plan

About 30 District residents came to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 9th and G streets Tuesday night to help determine the fate of the building as well as the improvements the city should make to the D.C. Public Library system. Last year D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams appointed a task force to study […]

Congressman addresses NAACP

Democratic Congressman John Conyers of Detroit criticized the Bush administration’s efforts in Iraq during a speech to GW’s chapters of the NAACP and College Democrats Wednesday night. Conyers, the second-most senior member of the House of Representatives and one of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus, spoke to a crowd of about 30 at […]

Stanford reaches out to new moms

If students at Stanford University are noticing more moms-to-be on their campus this semester, it’s not because there’s more love in the air than usual. In a rare move, Stanford administrators recently outlined a child-birth policy to help accommodate pregnant graduate students. The policy, effective immediately, makes provisions for female students who have to deal […]

February concerts: Globetrotting groove

Although it certainly doesn’t feel like February in D.C., Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and Cupid’s gift to all lovers in the District is a fresh new concert schedule filled with legendary hip-hop artists, old-school funk and not one, but two amazing cover bands – one is a tribute to Neil Diamond […]

WEB UPDATE: No. 8 Colonials get record-setting win over Saint Joe’s

Start the slideshow! Updated Saturday, Feb. 11, 4:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA – Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu had 21 points and Philadelphia-native Maureece Rice had 16 in a barn-burner that gave No. 8 GW 64-62 its 20th win of the season over Saint Joseph’s Saturday at Alumni Fieldhouse. The win gives GW its best 21-game start in program […]

GW unveils 20-year Campus Plan

GW officials unveiled the details of a new 20-year Campus Plan outlining the future of its development at a community meeting Tuesday night and said it intends to file the agreement for approval by the city later this month. The new Campus Plan, a legal agreement between the University and the District, provides a framework […]

Coffee & Comedy

While men seem to dominate the world of comedy, strong female comedians such as Melissa Rauch are trying their best to show the world that they are just as good, if not better, than their male counterparts. Best known for her appearances on VH1’s hit show “Best Week Ever,” Rauch described her sense of humor […]

R.I.P. O.D.B.

The past few years have been peppered with the bizarre and unexpected reunions of many musical groups, both important and otherwise. Not to be overshadowed is the reconvening of the very Wu that started it all. The East Coast rap amalgam returns on a grave note after the death of one of the most distinctive […]

WEB EXTRA: Roundtable discusses implications of Hamas victory

Just weeks after Hamas won a surprise victory in the Palestinian elections, former U.S. ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm told students at the Elliott School of International Affairs building that the United States is caught in a dilemma of policies. Gnehm, the Shapiro visiting professor of international affairs, said the U.S. offensive against terrorism, its advocacy […]