October 26, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 20

Stories from the October 26, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Atlantic 10 Basketball: Preseason Predictions

(voted on by coaches and media, first-place votes in parentheses) Men 1. Xavier (59) 2. Massachusetts (4) 3. Saint Louis 4. Charlotte (1) 5. GW 6. Dayton 7. Fordham 8. Saint Joseph’s 9. Temple 10. La Salle 11. Rhode Island 12. Richmond 13. Duquesne 14. St. Bonaventure Reigning Atlantic 10 basketball champion Xavier is heavily […]

The Protestant Ethic and Rock

“I’m not gonna thank God, because I don’t think He has anything to do with this,” Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy said concluding a litany of appreciations near the end of his band’s sold-out show at 9:30 Club last Thursday. “This is unholy.” This was the only thing Tweedy got wrong all night. In her book […]

Varsity Roundup

Men’s Soccer The men’s soccer team allowed a goal to Richmond with three minutes remaining in regulation to fall 1-0 in Atlantic 10 Conference play. The Colonials (5-8-3, 2-4-2 A-10) launched 22 shots on the Spiders but could not even the score. The Colonials must win at La Salle on Sunday and receive outside help […]

Rhythm and Blues and Record Nerds

The Rapture might impress the scenesters, but they really just want to make you dance. “I’ve … just seen a fucking million and one rock bands in my life, and they rarely excite me, so you kind of have to reach outside of that.” And so Gabe Andruzzi, multi-instrumentalist for the Rapture, declares war on […]

The Bar Belle: Sign of the Whale

Sign of the Whale 1825 M St. N.W. I’ve heard that Sign of the Whale sells beer. I’ve been assured, by several sources, that this beer tastes like beer, and when consumed in large quantities, feels like beer. I have also been told that on several nights of the week, the M Street bar offers […]

Board of Trustees forms committee to recruit new members

The Board of Trustees created a formal search committee in order to facilitate the trustee nomination process and resolve a recent dip in membership. The decision to create the committee arose last month amid concerns that the nomination process was too informal and lacked proper leadership, said Nelson Carbonell, the chairman of the new committee […]

Sophomore sets pace for A-10s

It’s a cold and cloudy afternoon in Foggy Bottom, but the weather seems to be lost on cross-country runner Audrey Noonan. She sits in University Yard in jeans and a “George Washington Cross Country” T-shirt, smiling and laughing. With the passion she exudes, it’s hard to question how the sophomore has helped transform the women’s […]

Two students forced to move after being placed in co-ed suite

When sophomores Steven Blum and Will Marsh moved into Madison Hall, they found two female suitemates in the adjoining room. The four students didn’t have a problem with the living situation, but after a random health and safety inspection, the University did. In an Oct. 12 e-mail to the suitemates, the GW Office of Housing […]

Colonial Notebook

Hobbs: No. 5 too high The GW men’s basketball team was predicted to finish fifth in the Atlantic 10 conference but Karl Hobbs, the squad’s sixth-year head coach, said he thinks the Colonials belonged either sixth or seventh. “We understand who we are, we’re George Washington,” Hobbs said after practice Wednesday. “This is George Washington, […]