March 9, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 48

Stories from the March 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

A-10 Preview: Whole campus enjoys success

The effects of GW’s nationally ranked basketball team, which has been in the top 10 for close to a month, could have lasting effects for the University – and not just in the Smith Center. Administrators said the greatest effect of a highly ranked basketball team is the sense of pride and unity it breeds […]

Tim Kaldas: Talk to Hamas

In the past month there has been enormous controversy surrounding the election of Hamas to lead the parliament in Palestine. Such concern is legitimate in light of their record of violence and their own founding charter, which calls for the destruction of Israel. It is important, however, to analyze the situation without rhetoric and emotion […]

WEB UPDATE: President Bush to speak at GW during Spring Break

Posted Friday, March 10, 3:23 p.m. President Bush will speak at GW Monday about the global war on terror. The event will mark the second time in his presidency he has come to the University. His speech starts at 1:15 p.m. in the Marvin Center’s Betts Theater. It is not open to the public. Bush’s […]

T. Neil Sroka: Perceptions could defeat four-by-four again

Few topics have fostered more campus discussion than the University’s proposed move to a four-by-four curriculum. Indeed, even fewer topics have had more ink spilled on them in the pages of The Hatchet over the past few years: a quick scan of the paper’s online archives reveals that more than 35 articles, columns and editorials […]

WEB UPDATE: Duke preview: Blue Devils wary of Colonials

Start the slideshow! Posted Friday, March 17, 6:10 p.m. GREENSBORO, N.C. — GW Coach Karl Hobbs looked relaxed Friday afternoon. The night before, the fifth-year coach picked up his first tournament victory in an overtime battle with the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. The accomplishment for Hobbs and the program cannot be measured just yet. He […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials receive eight seed

Start the slideshow! Posted Sunday, March 12th, 7:02 p.m.The GW men’s basketball team was given an eighth seed in the NCAA Tournament and will face UNC-Wilmington in Greensboro, N.C., in a first-round matchup. The eighth seed is the men’s program’s highest seed in its history. The winner of GW’s game will go on to face […]

WEB EXTRA: Walk, don’t run for ‘The Hills’

“The lucky ones die first.” So reads the tagline for “The Hills Have Eyes,” Alexandre Aja’s remake of Wes Craven’s 1977 version of the same name. The film concerns nuclear weapons testing by the U.S. government in the desert of New Mexico during the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Those who stuck around during the bombings […]

WEB UPDATE: Duke preview: Tickets scarce for Saturday’s game

Posted Friday, March 17, 6:10 p.m. GREENSBORO, N.C. — A lack of tickets for the GW men’s basketball team’s second-round NCAA Tournament game with top-seeded Duke is causing consternation for fans looking to make it to Saturday’s 1:10 p.m. game. Peter Konwerski, assistant vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said that each institution […]