March 2, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 46

Stories from the March 2, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek Briefs

Group hopes fans will donate money for homeless shelter With already more than $2,000 raised in the last two years, Alpha Phi Omega hopes to raise an additional $1,000 in donations at Saturday’s pre-basketball game barbecue outside of the Smith Center. The game starts at 2 p.m. “We figure that if every other person who […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 2/26 – Ivory Tower – 1:21 a.m. – case closed University Police officers noticed a suspicious odor outside a room while patrolling the dormitory. The student in the room admitted that he had been smoking marijuana. He was the only individual in the room at the time. Community Living and Learning Center […]

Grads facing bigger bills, emptier wallets

By all accounts, student activism is alive and well. With an unpopular war, a controversial administration and a constant debate over civil liberties, one might even say that today’s college-age protestors are spoiled for choice. However, for Village Voice writer Anya Kamenetz, there has been one major exclusion from students’ list of grievances: their own […]

The Bar Belle: Chief Ike’s Mambo Room

Chief Ike’s Mambo Room 1725 Columbia Rd. NW At the top of 18th Street and just west on Columbia Road in Adams Morgan, a bright blue neon sign buzzes “Chief Ike’s Mambo Room.” The door under the words “Chief Ike’s” comes with a $5 cover (after 9:30), and a bouncer checking IDs at the entrance. […]

Law professor running for City Council

GW law professor Mary Cheh has worked at the University since 1979, but this year she’s looking into a second job. Cheh, who has lived in the District for the last 30 years, is running for Ward 3 representative of the D.C. City Council. Current Ward 3 Councilmember Kathy Patterson’s seat will be vacant because […]

Fish out of water

A mermaid with a crush is a force to be reckoned with. That’s what audiences find out in “Aquamarine” (Fox), a movie with more giddy girliness than a teenage slumber party. Based on the popular young adult novel by Alice Hoffman, “Aquamarine” tells the story of two best friends Claire (Emma Roberts, star of Nickelodeon’s […]

First class: Hobbs’ first recruits to play last home game

On Saturday afternoon, GW’s most prolific class in recent memory will play its final game in the comfort of the Smith Center. Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Omar Williams, Mike Hall and Alex Kireev, comprising Coach Karl Hobbs’ first recruiting class, have seen it all: from the gutters of the Atlantic 10 Conference and a 12-16 season, to […]

March music

This month in concerts, live music is so hot in the Washington area that one-third of the shows are already sold out – thank heaven for scalpers. On Thursday, Coldplay and Fiona Apple will play dueling pianos (we wish) at the MCI Center. With both artists rapidly selling their new albums – Coldplay’s X&Y and […]

Staff Editorial: Positive changes for Honors

The University recently proposed changes to the University Honors Program that had been in development for over two years. These changes seem to address concerns about the program by current participants as well as others. Given its systemic issues, modifications to the program are a necessity. This realization by the administration shows a genuine concern […]

National Park Service offers GW Ellipse back for graduation

The National Park Service has made the Ellipse available again for Commencement 2006 due to delays in planned renovations, but the University will probably stick with its plan to hold the ceremony on the Mall due to “logistical difficulties.” Jim Hess, executive director of University Events, said that a few weeks ago the National Park […]