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.

WEB UPDATE: Men’s basketball notes

Start the slideshow! Posted Wednesday, March 15, 8:47 p.m. GREENSBORO, N.C. – The GW men’s basketball team is getting used to its surroundings in the 23,500-seat Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina. It’s a different beast for GW as the practices are open and the media is as abundant as So Low sweatpants in the Health […]

GW denies wrongdoing in case of student who sought depression treatment

GW denied any wrongdoing in a response it filed Monday to a lawsuit from a former student who alleges the University breached his confidentiality when he sought depression treatment. In a civil suit filed in the D.C. Superior Court in October, former student Jordan Nott alleges that GW policies discriminate against students with mental illness […]

Perkins loans may be down for the count

Democratic and Republican lawmakers are criticizing President Bush’s proposed education budget, which calls for vast cuts in higher education spending and an end to the Perkins Loan program. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings appeared before the U.S. House of Representative’s appropriations subcommittee Mar. 9 to discuss the president’s proposal for the 2007 fiscal year budget, which […]

GW selects Pi Beta Phi as newest sorority

Greek-letter life officially expanded Monday with the Panhellenic Association’s announcement of its newest member: sorority Pi Beta Phi. Pi Beta Phi is the second Greek-letter organization to join GW this year. The Interfratenity Council expanded in October by adding the Sigma Chi fraternity. The number of GW male Greek-letter organizations is now 13, and Pi […]

Calendar

Thursday Spring Film Series: “The Producers” Catch Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in their Broadway roles on the big screen. 7 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center Third Floor Continental Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board Faculty authors signing reception Join three GW faculty authors at this reception and book signing. 10 a.m. to noon Gelman Library […]

High court upholds rule on military recruiters

The Supreme Court has affirmed a law that halts federal financing to universities that do not give military recruiters equal access to students that other employers receive. The law, passed in 2004, puts millions of dollars at stake for schools that continue to turn away military recruiters. The coalition of law schools and professors that […]

A-10 Preview: An anchor’s love

ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor Scott Van Pelt’s fascination with GW senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu was love at first sight, lust at first sound. During Mensah-Bonsu’s junior year, Van Pelt watched the GW men’s basketball team play Rhode Island on TV. Coincidentally, Mensah-Bonsu had a career-high 25 points and 16 rebounds that game and Van Pelt took an […]

SA Notes

Web site still not ready, officials ‘disappointed’ Student Association President Audai Shakour’s administration acknowledged fault in its role in the production of the Colonial Trader Web site at a town hall forum Monday night in the Marvin Center. The Colonial Trader Web site, a pillar of Shakour’s presidential campaign last year, was officially launched after […]

WEB UPDATE: Colonials out of Tournament after 74-61 loss to Duke

Start the slideshow! Posted Saturday, March 18, 3:43 p.m. Updated Saturday, March 18, 7:10 p.m. GREENSBORO, N.C. – The buzzer in basketball signals finality and after a 74-61 loss to top-seeded Duke Saturday afternoon in North Carolina, it signaled much more for the George Washington men’s basketball team. It signaled the absolute end to the […]

A-10 Preview: Colonials set out for repeat

Forget their 16-0 regular season conference performance. GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs seems not to remember all those wins. “We’re not much more talented than any team in the league,” Hobbs said, echoing his comments from earlier in the year that the now-No. 6/7 Colonials (USA Today/Associated Press) were an “NIT team.” All […]