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.

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 […]


Monday Seniors: Focus on Your Job Search! With graduation quickly approaching, get information on how to find the right job for you. 4 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center 310 Sponsored by the Career Center Tuesday Faculty Lecture Series: Role and Identity in the Foreign Policy of Arab States Murhaf Jouejati, director of the Middle Eastern […]

Alumnus up for Oscar for visual effects work on “Narnia”

GW alumnus Bill Westenhofer helps create visual effects for major motion pictures that transcend the boundaries of reality, but there was nothing phony about the announcement he heard Jan. 31: he’s up for an Academy Award. Westenhofer, who graduated from GW with a master’s degree in computer science in 1995, is nominated in the visual […]

Service group helps troubled youth clean river, get education

Behind the monuments of marble that tower in the D.C. sky lies the Capitol City’s dirty secret. D.C.’s Anacosita River is clogged with literally tons of trash, sewage, tires and shopping carts, and is surrounded by communities ravaged by crime and poverty. But the Earth Conservation Corps is on a mission to change both. Founded […]

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

March on Georgetown This past Saturday, 15 GW students engaged in what amounted to a pretty funny stunt by marching to Georgetown’s campus and demanding a basketball game between the schools. In the process, they also continued to promulgate their inferiority complex with Georgetown and represented the GW student body in that light. If a […]

Adam Conner: iSolated: iPods and an alternate reality

A few weeks ago, tragedy struck when I turned on my 20-GB iPod and was greeted by a frowning iPod with little x’s for eyes – an icon I didn’t even know the iPod was capable of displaying. It was readily apparent that it meant my beloved iPod was in need of repair. Having traveled […]

Donald O. Parsons: Where has your tuition gone?

After struggling with courses either closed or crammed into improbably small spaces and taught by adjunct faculty, who are often excellent, but less often available for discussion and/or recommendations “next” semester, a student can reasonably ask, “Where has my ample tuition payment gone?” As at any university, some of your money goes to purposes, administrative […]

Letters to the Editor

Stop hating Let me first get this out of the way: I’m a proud GW Colonial. I cheer for the basketball team. I talk up the school to friends and relatives. I’m even a GW STAR, walking backwards on Fridays as I show prospective students Thurston Hall in all its morning glory. But one GW […]