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.

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 […]

SA Notes

Real GW almost sweeps Senate committee chairs Nearly a month after the Real GW slate came close to sweeping the Student Association Senate election, the organization fell one chair short of sweeping the committee chair appointments at the first meeting of 2006-2007 senate Monday night in the Marvin Center. Sophomore Chris Rotella (CCAS-U) of Real […]

WEB EXTRA: CUA newspaper accuses school of hiding issue

Prospective students visiting Catholic University this past weekend were greeted with a plethora of publications advertising the benefits of attending the Northeast school for their undergraduate studies, but one rack was conspicuously empty. The editor of the school’s newspaper said that on Friday the admissions office removed copies of the school’s student newspaper, which featured […]


The article “EMeRG wants an ambulance” (April 24, p. 3) reported that Georgetown University’s emergency response team has had two ambulances since 1983. The organization acquired its first ambulance in the late 80s after using a hearse since 1983 and got its second ambulance in 2005. Senior Shirli Tay’s sorority was misidentified in the story […]

UVA living wage advocates undeterred by arrests

Organizers of the Living Wage Campaign at the University of Virginia say that the arrests of 17 protestors this month did not hinder their campaign, but furthered awareness about the issue. The students were arrested on trespassing charges after participating in a four-day sit-in at the office building of university president John Casteen. The student-backed […]

The Bar Belle: HR-57

HR-57 1610 14th Street N.W. Is it just me or have the weekends been getting better around here? It could be the nicer weather, or the fact that we know how limited this time we have together is. Whatever the reason, the party invitations seem to have increased exponentially and the bars around campus are […]

‘Hill’ far from frightening

We’re on the cusp of the summer movie season, and the studios can taste it. Just look at the way they’re marketing some of the films coming out in the next few weeks. The trailer for “Silent Hill,” the newest release from director Christophe Gans (“Brotherhood of the Wolf”), makes the movie look like one […]