February 13, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 41

Stories from the February 13, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA report finds faults with advising system

A study released earlier this month by a Student Association special committee based on student surveys found that academic advising is inefficient and needs improvement across most GW programs. The report, which was delivered to each of the eight colleges that make up GW, cited unknowledgeable advisers, long wait times to meet with advisers and […]

Roberts judges moot court competition

Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. is not used to having 1,500 students as an audience at his hearings, but on Thursday the nation’s top jurist was at center stage, presiding over the GW Law School’s Moot Court competition at Lisner Auditorium. Roberts originally agreed to come to GW in August, […]

Board raises tuition 3.9 percent

The GW Board of Trustees voted Friday to raise tuition for the 2006-2007 academic year, in the lowest percentage increase in more than two decades. Although the percentage increase may be small historically, it will still make GW one of the most expensive schools in the country next year. At its winter meeting Friday in […]

Coulter calls Islam a “cult” at speech to CRs

Conservative author, lecturer and television personality Ann Coulter described Islam as a “car-burning cult” in her speech to the GW College Republicans in the Marvin Center Friday. Coulter, a former corporate and public interest lawyer and ex-Washington congressional aide, is widely known for her rabble-rousing commentary and outspoken criticism of the Democratic Party and liberals. […]

Staff Editorial: Blame package services

Experiences common to most GW students include night-time monument tours, waitingjavascript:runAll(); to cross a street while a motorcade passes by and waiting in hour-long lines at package services. The issues plaguing package services – long lines, lost or stolen packages and slow delivery of both packages and mail – are well-known to the students forced […]

Will Dempster: For GW, big man is key

PHILADELPHIA On a team usually marked by its balance, the gargantuan effort of one player was the difference between a win and a loss in the Colonials’ 64-62 triumph over Saint Joseph’s on Saturday. With GW trailing 62-61 and under a minute to play, senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu fielded a post pass from junior Carl Elliott […]

ANC seat to be filled next week

Despite announcements from several residents in the past few weeks that they would enter the race for the open Advisory Neighborhood Commission seat, it will be filled automatically at next week’s meeting after only one resident filed his paperwork in time. Area resident Michael Thomas will become the new ANC commissioner for the vacant seat […]

Squad grabs two on road

While Washington enjoyed its first snow of the semester, the women’s basketball team braved the harsh winter weather up north, first stopping in Pittsburgh Friday night to play Duquesne followed by a contest two days later in Olean, N.Y., home of St. Bonaventure. The Colonials battled back from 13 down to defeat the Dukes; the […]

Resident accuses GW of trespassing on 23rd St. home

Foggy Bottom resident Donald Kreuzer, who accuses GW of trespassing by building Ivory Tower on top of his house, pleaded his case in the D.C. Court of Appeals Friday in hopes of having the decision that dismissed his lawsuit in 2004 reversed. Kreuzer, a doctor who works in the Watergate complex, has accused GW of […]

Coming of age, again

Many might rather forget it. But the nearly 50 people who came out to the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue on the edge of Chinatown Thursday night wanted to relive their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. In a large basement lined with inflatable palm trees, blow-up monkeys, orange balloons and “Aloha” signs, D.C. locals gathered for […]