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: 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 […]

WEB EXTRA: Cheney donates millions for cardiovascular institute

Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne have followed through on a 2001 pledge and donated $2.7 million to the School of Medicine and Health Science for the creation of a cardiovascular institute in their names, the Medical Faculty Associates announced last week. The institute’s mission will be “the advancement of research, education, and […]

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 […]