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.

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 […]

No. 6 GW tops Fordham 78-67 to stay unbeaten in A-10

Start the slideshow! BRONX, N.Y. – Amid the boos, the vulgarities from the crowd and a flurry of questionable calls on both sides of the ball, there was a sixth-ranked basketball team struggling Saturday, a team with serious NCAA aspirations and without an emotional and physical anchor late in February at the tail end of […]

WEB EXTRA: USA Today columnist: Bush has yet to prove he’s not racist

USA Today columnist Barbara Reynolds said President Bush’s heart is not in the right place on civil rights issues at a C-SPAN-televised panel discussion Friday afternoon. The five-person discussion, held at the Center for American Progress think tank in downtown D.C., involved Reynolds, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas and GW media law professor Carl […]

Youth gives women success

Nearly every preseason, baseball experts point to the Atlanta Braves, who have won 12 consecutive National League East championships, as a team that might finally experience a drop-off and have a substandard season. Every season thus far, however, manager Bobby Cox has gotten his players, whatever that year’s roster happens to be, to play as […]

Knee affects more than Pops

BRONX, N.Y. – After the Colonials defeated the Fordham Rams 76-65 at the historic Rose Hill Gym Saturday, head coach Karl Hobbs talked about why his team has been so successful this year. “Three words,” he said. “Character, unselfishness and a determination to be special.” Knowing they might play the rest of their season – […]

WEB UPDATE: Mensah-Bonsu has successful surgery in Alabama, official says

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 28, 9:10 p.m. Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu had successful surgery on his meniscus in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, Robert Chernak, senior vice president of Student Academic and Support Services, said. Mensah-Bonsu began rehabilitation in Alabama Tuesday and will return to Washington Wednesday. Assistant basketball coach Roland Houston accompanied Mensah-Bonsu for the examination and operation […]

Men’s Notes

McDonald says he is out for the year Freshman forward Montrell McDonald said Sunday that he has been suspended for the rest of the 2005-2006 season for an unspecified team violation. In 20 games this season, McDonald averaged 4.4 points per game in 13.1 minutes per game, while providing a strong defensive presence for the […]

University to hire extra staff in hopes of bolstering fundraising efforts

Following record growth in its endowment, GW plans to hire eight to 10 employees to assist with fundraising in an effort to help the University achieve a fourth consecutive year of increasing donations. At this month’s Board of Trustees meeting, the University’s highest governing board increased the amount of money GW is allowed to take […]