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.

Honors program hopes to enact drastic changes to its curriculum

GW’s honors program would undergo drastic changes under a plan requiring students to take a high number of four-credit courses in a more selective and structured environment. Backers of the program said the potential changes are necessary to raise the caliber of academics within the department. “No matter how smart students are, they are emerging […]

Calendar

Thursday Gelman Student Advisory Board meeting Come have your say in the perennial debate about noise in Gelman 6 to 7:30 p.m. Gelman 208 Palestinian benefit dinner Come for dinner and entertainment, with proceeds going to support the SOS Children’s Village in Bethlehem 6:30 to 10 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom $10 for students, $25 […]

’03 graduate found murdered in New York City

New York City detectives are still searching for clues in the gruesome murder of GW graduate Imette St. Guillen, whose body was found last Saturday night wrapped in a quilt in Brooklyn off the Belt Parkway. St. Guillen, a 24-year-old graduate student at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, graduated magna cum […]

SA Notes

Election committee sets dates Candidate signature sheets are due Thursday, March 2 at 6 p.m. for students running in the Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board election set for next month. The Joint Elections Committee, the election’s oversight body, announced last week that all candidates must have the forms, with the requisite […]

Star likely to miss Atlantic 10 tourney

The GW men’s basketball team, which is one game away from going undefeated in conference play, will likely have to go through the Atlantic 10 Tournament without its most-heralded player. Senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu had successful surgery on his meniscus in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, and began rehabilitation that day. He returned to D.C. Wednesday and may […]

Indie films come to D.C.

Big names in American movies today from Martin Scorsese to Steven Spielberg to Wes Anderson have roots in independent film productions. Just two years ago, indie movies became the two biggest sleeper hits of the summer: “Garden State” and “Napoleon Dynamite.” Looking at this year’s roster of nominees for best picture at the Oscars, one […]

WEB EXTRA: TV star knows what it takes to have a career in food

Warren Brown, star of the Food Network’s show “Sugar Rush,” addressed a crowd of nearly 200 in the latest installment of Class Council’s “How Do I Become A.” series Wednesday night. Brown graduated from GW Law School in 1998 and is the owner of two eateries in the D.C. area: the bakery CakeLove and a […]

Stuck in your head

We’ve all had the experience. A song gets stuck in your head and you just can’t stop that internal melody. “I listen to the drums in all songs, and when I hear a sick rhythm or drum beat, it just loops in my head, and sometimes I can’t even pay attention to anything else,” musician […]

WEB EXTRA: Mount Vernon to host 10-day competition

The Mount Vernon Campus will begin hosting its own annual version of Harry Potter’s House Cup this spring – without the flying on broomsticks – in order to foster a better sense of community and create competition among residents. The Vern Cup, which is being hosted by the Sports and Recreation Committee of the Mount […]