March 6, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 47

Stories from the March 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Will Dempster: Things have changed for fans and team

There was mayhem, utter mayhem. After junior Carl Elliott made an improbable putback to punctuate a perfect 16-0 record in Atlantic 10 play, nearly 2,000 students rushed the court to celebrate with their team. For many players and fans, however, both the team’s unprecedented success and incredible fan support was a fantasy four years ago. […]

Hobbs defends Williams, blasts Post story and hints at maliciousness

The University launched a full-scale offensive Sunday against a front-page Washington Post article that questioned the academic credentials of men’s basketball senior Omar Williams. GW head coach Karl Hobbs defended his recruiting practices while conceding that the NCAA Clearinghouse system, which is designed to certify collegiate athletes, is flawed. “We recruit and do things the […]

International students are increasingly foreign objects at GW

By most accounts, freshman Carmen Barboza, an international student from Venezuela, likes it here at GW. She has made friends, likes her classes and is convinced she’s getting a better education than she could in her home country. Still, in many ways – from the differences in school curriculum to the candidness in which guys […]


Tuesday American Sign Language club meeting Check out the club’s first meeting and find other students interested in sign language. 6 to 7 p.m. Marvin Center 307 Sponsored by the GW ASL How to Make it Through the Madness! Find out how to find the perfect job. 7 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater, Third Floor Sponsored […]

WEB UPDATE: Women lose in A-10 finals for second straight year

Start the slideshow! Posted Monday, March 6, 8:30 p.m. The GW women’s basketball team lost in the Atlantic 10 Tournament championship 59-54 to Temple in Philadelphia early Monday night. The Colonials end their conference season 22-8, with two wins over the A-10 champion Owls this year. Monday’s loss marked the second consecutive year GW has […]

GW Briefs

Counseling center tackles eating disorders GW is trying to educate students about a serious condition that affects one in five college-aged women nationwide: eating disorders. Recently, there has been a “spike” in the number of people coming to the University Counseling Center for treatment and information about eating disorders, said John Dages, associate director of […]

Acme Player of the Week

Pops Mensah-Bonsu Class: Senior Sport: Basketball Hometown: London, England High School: British High School GW tied the school record with its 14th straight win Saturday evening, a 64-51 victory over Richmond, in which the No. 6 Colonials never trailed. The win also marked the first time the Colonials (22-1, 12-0 Atlantic 10) have won at […]

Monumental still on the chopping block

Commencement is less than three months away, but the University has not decided if Monumental, the annual graduation party held for seniors, will take place this year. At the October 2005 Board of Trustees meeting, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he wanted to cancel Monumental to offset the increased cost of this year’s Commencement […]


Thursday’s Snapshot photo caption (p. 2) erroneously stated that Lent is a time when “Catholics practice self-denial to remember the 40 days Moses and his followers spent in the desert.” Lent is actually a time when Catholics recall Jesus’ 40 days in the desert. Also, Moses spent 40 years in the desert. A photo caption […]