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.

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 […]

WEB UPDATE: Women top No. 17 Temple

Posted Saturday, Feb. 25, 1:46 a.m. PHILADELPHIA-The GW women’s basketball team fought back from an 11-point deficit at halftime to defeat No. 17 Temple 55-50 in overtime in a key Atlantic 10 match up Friday night. The Colonials trailed the Owls 25-13 at the half, but they crept back because of strong play by sophomore […]

GW files campus plan with city

GW filed its newly proposed Campus Plan with the city last week, initiating the approval process for the University’s development framework over the next 20 years. Sherry Rutherford, GW’s chief of staff in the Office of Business and Operations, said last Thursday that the University filed the complete version of the 2006-2025 Campus Plan, which […]

Lamar A. Thorpe: Georgetown sucks, let’s prove it

Of all the stories printed in The Hatchet this year, one continues to stick out in my mind: “Georgetown rejects?” (Sept. 6, p. 1). Though the article was printed an entire semester ago, I can’t get it out of my head. For those Colonials who don’t remember, the news article told the treacherous tale of […]

Student pleads guilty to October assault

A former GW student pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court last week to assault with a dangerous weapon for striking and kicking another student until he was unconscious outside of a local nightclub in October, court documents show. Chad Dauman, a former junior who spent one semester at GW as a transfer student from the […]

Jason Vines: Cut out Electoral College

I believe a new presidential electoral system is in order. We need something that rewards candidates who have bold ideas, while drawing more voters into the process as well. Therefore, I recommend we emulate the French. Hear me out! The French have an excellent method by which to elect their president. It is a two-stage […]

Staff Editorial: Come clean on Darfur

After three Hatchet inquiries and pressure from GW Students Taking Action Now: Darfur, University administrators continue to claim that they are unsure as to whether GW holds investments in the Sudan that may indirectly fund genocide in its western region of Darfur. The fact that administrators still claim ignorance about their own investments – regardless […]

WEB EXTRA: Grassroots group discusses Hamas’ effect on Israeli-Palestinian relations

OneVoice, a Middle Eastern-based grassroots organization advocating for Arab-Israeli peace, made a stop at GW Wednesday night to discuss the possibility of a violence-free future in the region in the wake of Hamas’ victory in Palestinian elections last month. The organization, which promotes moderate, non-violent methods of solving the conflict, has been traveling to college […]