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.

Professor discovers Tyrannosaurus Rex ancestor

A discovery made more than halfway around the world is creating splashes at GW. Professor James M. Clark, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, was part of a team that discovered a fossil of the earliest-known ancestor of the famed Tyrannosaurus Rex during a dig in the Wucaiwan area of northwest China in 2002. […]

WEB EXTRA: ‘Eight Below’ rises above expectations

Who knew that Disney could make Jason Biggs PG and turn teen heartthrob Paul Walker into a regular guy whose best friends are eight sled dogs. Set in the harsh climate of Antarctica, the tastefully done “Eight Below” evokes authentic emotion as love and loyalty are put to the test. The movie is based on […]

University not concerned with slight decrease in applications

A slight decrease in the number of freshman applications for the second year in a row does not have University officials worried. Although not all of the applications have been processed, Kathryn Napper, director of Admissions, expects a 1.5 percent decrease in the number of applications compared to the number her office received a year […]

SA senator, presidential candidate call for elimination of Senate

Two student leaders are calling for the creation of a new representative body that would replace the Student Association Senate. Junior Caitlin Bevin Doherty, who was running for SA president, has dropped out of the race and is working with sophomore SA Sen. Elliot Gillerman (ESIA-U) to effect change in the SA. On Tuesday night, […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 2/17 – New Hall – 1:10 a.m. – case closed The University Police Department was notified by a community facilitator about a male subject passed out in the hallway of the seventh floor of the dormitory. The individual said he had been out with friends celebrating his birthday. He was transported to […]

Sixty more students chose to squat this year

About 60 more rising seniors utilized their squatter’s rights this year compared to last year, University Campus Housing Director Seth Weinshel said Tuesday. Weinshel said 390 current juniors have chosen to remain in their current rooms for their last year at GW instead of re-entering housing selection. Last year, 330 students chose to “squat” in […]

SA Notes

SA confirms election committee members; sets election date The finalized Joint Elections Committee, which was confirmed Tuesday night in the Marvin Center, set the date for the Student Association presidential election to be March 29 and 30. The elections will give students an opportunity to elect a new SA president, a new SA Senate, representatives […]


Thursday Free yoga session Relax as part of Love Your Body Week. Bring own mat or towel. 5 to 6 p.m. Marvin Center 402 Sponsored by Student Health Services, HOPEs and the Health and Wellness Center Friday Ambassador John O’Keefe O’Keefe, a former ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, will discuss the importance of understanding foreign languages and […]

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. […]