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.

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 […]

Men defeat Saint Joe’s, set school record

Start the slideshow! PHILADELPHIA – With time expiring Saturday, Saint Joseph’s Rob Ferguson, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, launched a desperation three-pointer to try to throw a wrench into GW’s storybook season. As the ball clanked against the back of the rim, the buzzer sounded, signaling the finality of No. 8 GW’s 64-62 win over the Hawks […]

Sizing up, tearing down professors

For many students, preparing for class registration involves scanning course options, reviewing requirements and looking up dirt on their potential professors at ratemyprofessors.com. The Web site is an open forum that allows students to evaluate professors. Since it was established in 1999, the site claims to have amassed ratings for approximately 700,000 professors, 1,000 of […]

University finalizes deal with School Without Walls

The University announced Friday that the D.C. City Council voted to give GW the School Without Walls parking lot in exchange for $12 million to renovate the school. At Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting the University announced that the council approved the measure last week. GW and the School Without Walls had been in negotiations […]

WEB UPDATE: Cigarette fire leads to class disruption

Posted Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3:01 p.m. A lit cigarette butt dropped outside of Funger Hall caused tiles near the entrance to smolder and forced more than 100 students to evacuate from both the building and neighboring Duques Hall Tuesday afternoon, firefighters at the scene said. The fire alarms went off in both buildings at around […]

Board anticipates competitive freshman class

As the University prepares to structure next year’s incoming freshman class, complete admissions figures from last year show that GW has become an increasingly competitive school. Last year, GW accepted 37 percent of the students who applied -a sharp decrease from 1997, when it accepted 49 percent of applicants, and 1988, when it accepted 76 […]

GW Expat: Dance music and cultural imperialism

Junior Jeffrey Parker, a history major from Winston-Salem, N.C., is spending the spring semester in Oxford, England, after also spending the fall term there. Twice a month, he will share his experiences and observations from England as one of GW’s many expats. God save the Queen. I need a fix. Getting off the bus, I […]