Thursday, August 2, 2007

Rename New Hall for Mike Hall

New Hall is a great building with a dumb name. The dorm, which I lived in junior year (we always had Tecmo Bowl on in the window) has no name, and supposedly GW is waiting for a donor to rename it. I offered $100 to name it after me but never heard back. So my suggestion for the name: Mike Hall.

Mr. Hall is a credit to GW, a good student, a good athlete, and a good guy who's made the NBA, the pinnacle of his profession. And what better reason to name a dorm after him? We have dorms named for alums like Fulbright, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Billy Mitchell, and the Marquis de Lafayette (ok, so he didn't go to GW.) So why not Mike? It's a lot better than "New," especially considering New Hall isn't even that new anymore.

So I'm starting the campaign. I'm going to write the athletic department, incoming University prez Knapp, the housing people, and so on. Stay tuned for their responses.

(I think Pops Mensah-Bonsu Hall would be good for Ivory Tower or International House of Pancakes Hall, but that's another campaign).


Anonymous said...

I proposed "Colonial Row" for Townhouse Row to SJT but he just laughed. I think it sounds gret. Ivory Towers is awful, how about (Mark) Warner Hall?

Andrew said...

good call. or colin powell, though that was just grad school if i recall

holeywell said...


Andrew said...

haha, that would be good. But only for freshmen, since I think he only went to GW for a year.

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