February 23, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 44

Stories from the February 23, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Former ANC member dies

Maria Tyler, a former Foggy Bottom Advisory Neighborhood commissioner and community activist, died last week of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Tyler – an immigrant born in Kaunas, Lithuania – served on the Foggy Bottom’s ANC, a local group that makes zoning recommendations, for 20 years before choosing not to run for re-election in 2004. “She survived Nazi […]

Greek Briefs

Alpha Delta Pi has highest GPA among Greeks The Alpha Delta Pi sorority achieved an overall grade point average of 3.42 this semester, the highest of all Greek-letter groups on campus, according to the Student Activities Center Web site. The overall Greek-letter organization GPA for the fall 2005 semester, including sororities and fraternities, was 3.21. […]

New book targets ‘dangerous’ academes

Racists, sexual deviants and terrorist sympathizers could be gathering on your college campus, according to a new book by social critic David Horowitz. In his book The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America, Horowitz argues that American universities are full of radical professors who indoctrinate students at the expense of both parents and […]

Depth trumps La Salle for 15-game streak

Start the slideshow! If the mark of a truly great team is its ability to win in the face of injuries, then the GW men’s basketball team proved how good they are against La Salle Wednesday after senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu limped off the court late in the first half, not to return. Ignited by the […]

For GW, similar is bad

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and for GW it was almost the recipe for defeat. La Salle gave the sixth-ranked Colonials a look that they have rarely seen this season: a glance in the mirror. Despite La Salle owning a 17-6 advantage in fastbreak points, a rarity for GW opponents, head coach Karl […]

Staff Editorial: Plan for preservation

Last week, the University submitted an updated Campus Plan to the city intended to guide its development until 2025. GW’s proposal for a new Campus Plan recognizes the growing needs of the University while including concessions meant to please community members who traditionally oppose new development. Overall, the plan effectively anticipates future development needs in […]

Controversial Harvard U president resigns

Lawrence H. Summers, 51, resigned Tuesday after serving five turbulent years as president of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The announcement came after faculty members began to question Summers’ ability to administer as president. “I looked at the extent of the rancor that had emerged in parts of the faculty of (the College of) Arts […]

University has no plans to divest from Darfur

While GW announced this month its plan to pursue new international investments, University officials have not yielded to student requests to renounce any ties they may have with companies doing business in Sudan. Genocide in that African country’s Darfur region has killed more than 200,000 people and left another two million displaced. Last week, Yale […]

T. Neil Sroka: Time to blame yourself

While the emergence of Karl Hobbs’ hot hoopsters this season might be changing things, traditionally GW has only really had one activity that brings its diverse student body, faculty and staff together: complaining about GW. Day in and day out, from behind the doors of its dorm rooms, classrooms and offices, GW and its administrators […]