April 27, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 60

Stories from the April 27, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Former chief of mission to Iraq criticizes Israel lobby

The controversy over two professors’ paper criticizing the power of the pro-Israel lobby came to campus when former U.S. chief of mission to Iraq Edward Peck spoke to about 20 students Monday about the perceived power of the Israel lobbying force. The talk was the opening event of Students For Justice in Palestine’s 2006 Palestine […]

Pinnock, Elliott enter draft

Junior Carl Elliott will follow classmate Danilo (J.R.) Pinnock into the NBA draft as an early-entry candidate, the University announced in a news release Monday. The deadline for non-seniors to declare is April 29. The move makes the two players eligible for the NBA’s pre-draft camp June 6-12 in Orlando, Fla. Early-entry candidates are also […]

FBA files suit against six city agencies

The Foggy Bottom Association filed a lawsuit Monday against six city agencies in an effort to stop them from allowing GW to pursue development on two sites on campus. GW’s newly proposed Campus Plan, which is being considered by the city, outlines development through 2025. It includes a dormitory project on land acquired through the […]

Staff Editorial: Academic cuts fuel perceptions

University administrators announced last week that they may cut approximately $3 million in the academic affairs budget to help make up for an $8.2 million shortfall in next fiscal year’s general budget. While these cuts may in fact represent a sound financial policy for the University, they simultaneously would affect perception of University priorities. For […]

Music Department may see major cuts

The Music Department may experience drastic changes to its course offerings and faculty roster if officials finalize a proposal to cut academic affairs funding to help balance next year’s budget. Outgoing Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Dean William Frawley’s proposal includes cuts to the number of CCAS part-time faculty and the number of part-time […]

Gabriel Okolski: Cutting music hurts GW

The “we-pay-$45,000-a-year-to-go-here-and-we-don’t-get-(insert personal wish here)” argument is inevitable at a school with such a high tuition. As a salty upperclassman, I have heard this line of reasoning many times, but have never used it myself. Now, however, it’s my turn to use this tired phrase about something that is really pissing me off. This isn’t […]

University educates players on draft rules

The University is taking a proactive role in educating men’s basketball team members on rules regarding early entry into the NBA draft. The education initiative comes after senior Pops Mensah-Bonsu was suspended for draft violations early in the 2005-2006 season. Chandra Bierwirth, the University’s athletic compliance officer, distributed an information sheet to the men’s basketball […]

Rachel Oswald: Stand up for the children of Uganda

While wasting time on Facebook recently, I came across a group called “Save a Random African Country.” This description clearly mocked those who are involved with aid programs to Africa, asking why they bother when America still has problems of its own. I understand that to the creator of the group, the problems plaguing the […]

Basketball Notes

McDonald plans to transfer Freshman Montrell McDonald said Tuesday he plans to transfer before the upcoming season. The 6-foot-7 Fort Worth, Texas native averaged 4.4 points in 13.1 minutes per game as the top freshman reserve on the squad. The swingman was suspended Feb. 18 for an unspecified team violation. He declined to say where […]

WEB EXTRA: SA seeks student input on presidential search

Student Association President-elect Lamar Thorpe wants to know what students want from the next University president. Thorpe, who will be the only student on a committee searching for the new president, has already begun to solicit input from students about who should replace Stephen Joel Trachtenberg when his contract expires in July 2007. Teaming up […]