February 27, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 45

Stories from the February 27, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Teachers hope GW deal with high school will yield repairs

It rains in the School Without Walls library. During inclement weather, a trash can carefully placed beside the table where students come to socialize and study gathers water that falls from the inches-wide hole in the third-floor ceiling. Black trash bags are put over books to keep them dry. “This school is excellence among the […]

Residents debate West End Library redevelopment

The city’s proposal to revitalize the D.C. public library system could lead to the redevelopment of the West End Branch Library on 24th and L streets, but local residents are wary about the potential changes. D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams’ task force on the library has come up with a roughly $450 million plan to do […]

CLLC announces housing progress halfway into selection

Separating the housing pools for rising juniors and seniors this year seemed to mitigate problems that occurred last year with junior housing, University Campus Housing Director Seth Weinshel said Sunday. Earlier this semester, Weinshel said that the Community Living and Learning Center decided to change housing selection so that each class had its own pool […]

GW star traveling to Alabama for knee

Colonials star senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu is traveling to Birmingham, Ala., to get his torn meniscus examined by a renowned orthopedist who has operated on Villanova’s Curtis Sumpter and football legend Emmitt Smith. Mensah-Bonsu, who sustained the injury in last Wednesday’s win over La Salle, will miss GW’s two remaining regular season games at least. GW […]

Students market goods

When junior Sarah Kapenstein posted her resume on a job search site, she did not expect to be offered a position that wouldn’t require her to leave campus. In December, the online music service Napster contacted Kapenstien, a political communication major, and offered her a job as one of two campus marketing representatives at GW […]

GW Briefs

Medical Center could not partnet with African country Members of the GW Africa Center for Health and Security are awaiting word from the Ethiopian government concerning a possible partnership. GW representatives traveled to Ethiopia in December to meet with government officials concerning the potential program, which calls for Ethiopian professors in the field to come […]

Students march to Georgetown in support of GU-GW matchup

Their message was loud and clear: we want Georgetown. Their reception by Georgetown University students was just as clear: go home. On Saturday afternoon about 15 GW students gathered in Kogan Plaza and marched down M Street to the gates of Georgetown’s campus to show support for an annual GW versus Georgetown men’s basketball game. […]

GW tops Charlotte 69-65 to win A-10 regular season title

With only one senior on this year’s women’s basketball squad, the ceremony paying tribute to class of 2006 was short but sweet. Senior Jessica Simmonds took center court to be honored for her two seasons as a Colonial before Sunday’s game against Charlotte. Just two hours later, Simmonds had completed her regular season as a […]

WEB EXTRA: Smithsonian plans to open black history museum on Mall

In 1963, blacks made history by marching on Washington to promote civil rights. By 2016, the Smithsonian Institution will make black history on the mall again, with the creation of a new museum. The Smithsonian’s Board of Regents announced in late January that 14th Street and Constitution Avenue would be the site of the new […]