November 9, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 24

Stories from the November 9, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: “Acoustic Africa” tour coming to Lisner

At a very early age, South African-born singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela seemingly stumbled upon his own unique musical calling. As a child, almost as if by accident, Mahlasela began beating against pots and pans, as if in search of some semblance of rhythm. “I played with objects as toys when I was young,” he said. “I […]

Disorder and discontent dominate at Gallaudet U.

Gallaudet University appears to be in meltdown as members of the school’s board of trustees resign at an alarming rate. In two succeeding days, Sen. John McCain and board chair Brenda Jo Brueggemann submitted letters of resignation that referenced the dismissal of incoming president Jane K. Fernandes as their primary motivation for stepping down. “I […]

Basketball Preview: Colonials Hoops Cheat Sheet

After the best year in GW athletic history, students will flock to 22nd Street to watch the GW basketball squads in the Smith Center. Use this guide to understand the complexities of Colonial chaos. Basketball 101 To all of the freshmen and previously disinterested: welcome to the wonderful world of GW basketball. Chances are you’ve […]

Women host Baltimore County

The women’s basketball team kicks off its regular season Friday afternoon in the Smith Center against the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. It is also the first game of the regular season for the Retrievers. UMBC, a member of the America East Conference, is coming off a 15-13 record and 7-9 in-conference mark. The squad returns […]

GW holds off young BU squad

BOSTON– During the second half of GW’s men’s basketball game against Boston University, senior guard Carl Elliott was knocked hard to the floor after a rough foul while driving. Rather than get in the face of the culprits, Elliott briefly lay on the hardwood floor, then smiled a big toothy grin, got up and calmly […]

Basketball Preview: Balance, age give GW edge in A-10

When women’s basketball head coach Joe McKeown came to GW in September of 1989, some of this year’s players were not yet a year old. Eighteen years later, McKeown still holds the reins to a squad that could be one of the most successful in school history. With the loss of only one senior, forward […]

Pep rally introduces players, coaches to fans

The spirit department introduced the men’s and women’s basketball squads at a pep rally featuring music and shooting flames Wednesday evening in Kogan Plaza “It gave the fans an opportunity to see a different side of the players,” Spirit Director Nicole Macchione said. A short video clip of the teams from last season was projected […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Fall Film Series: Talladega Nights Come catch Will Ferrell in “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.” 7 p.m. to midnight Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by Program Board Friday GW NROTC Veterans Day Ceremony Students and faculty are invited to join GW NROTC midshipmen in honoring veterans, past and present. 11 to 11:30 […]

Basketball Preview: A day with McKeown and Co.

The clock reads 10 a.m. on the Friday morning before Halloween, and the GW women’s basketball brownstone across from the Smith Center is nearly vacant. The glare from a solitary light protrudes from the office of first-year assistant coach Ali Jaques, who is chatting with a recruit on instant messenger. “Recruiting is like breathing,” she […]

FTC hosts technology seminar in Lisner

Security was the focus of a Federal Trade Commission technology seminar in Lisner Auditorium that hundreds of businesspeople, government officials and consumers attended. More than 700 people attended the opening session of “Protecting Consumers in The Next Tech-ade” Monday morning, an event that takes place every 10 years. The first national technology seminar was held […]