February 21, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 43

Stories from the February 21, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Adam Conner: Defining Hillary’s missing narrative

As the 2008 race for the White House heats up, so does the discussion of any number of candidates’ chances to actually make it to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. One potential candidate in particular has received an inordinate amount of coverage in the media recently: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). In fact, one could argue that […]

Former No. 2 ranked player now coaching GW chess team

Members of the GW chess team can now say they have something in common with world champion Bobby Fischer: they both have had the same coach. Chess Grand Master Lubomir Kavalek joined the GW chess team this month as its coach. Kavalek is a former No. 2-ranked player in the world, the former coach of […]

Letters to the Editor

Endowment concern Last Monday, The Hatchet front page headline read: “GW endowment grows 12 percent” (Feb. 13, p. 1). While this read as excellent news for our University and our local community, it could mean serious harm to some of the most vulnerable members of our international community. Here’s how: GW’s endowment may possibly be […]

Georgetown hosts conference

Georgetown Students for Justice in Palestine hosted the fifth annual Palestine Solidarity Movement Conference this past weekend, drawing about 600 people from across the country to the school’s campus. Contributing members and organizations support the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, obtaining equality under the law for Palestinians living in Israel and gaining […]

The head honcho: Seth Weinshel is the main man in housing

Seth Weinshel’s job is to put a roof over every student’s head. But his job as director of University Campus Housing is certainly not that simple. Students want a particular roof. Housing is a hot-button issue during this time of year, and it seems like students care more about their housing assignment than their grade […]

LeDroit Park: a D.C. oasis

On an uncharacteristically warm Thursday afternoon last week, LeDroit Park resident David Corry could be found outside tending to his garden. Corry, who has lived in LeDroit Park for the last 30 years, said it’s the serenity of the area that has kept him there for so long; and he hopes it can stay that […]

What’s the deal with… the names of residence halls?

There is a generational gap between the names of new and old residence halls. The old ones – they have historical names such as Francis Scott Key and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Halls. Or they took on the names of the old D.C. apartment buildings or hotels they were converted from, such as The Schenley […]

Battle for Washington: Will it ever happen again?

GW and Georgetown University’s nationally ranked men’s basketball teams could restart a rivalry that ended more than 20 years ago if D.C. City Councilmember Jack Evans can get both schools to agree to participate in an annual Ward 2 championship game. Earlier this month, Evans sent letters to both GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and […]

Moving out and moving on

A lot of things change after graduation, but post-college housing doesn’t have to be one of them. Jessica Glynn, a 2005 graduate, dubs her apartment building the “dorm for professionals.” The Meridian at Gallery Place, a luxury rental apartment building, is home to dozens of recent GW graduates. Glynn estimated that about 50 recent graduates […]

WEB EXTRA: GW cosponsoring local gameshow

University officials announced this month that GW will be co-sponsoring “It’s Academic,” a television quiz show for high school students and the longest running quiz show on the small screen. Originally broadcast in 1961, “It’s Academic” provides a forum for students from 81 area high schools to compete in a fast-paced quiz show featuring questions […]