Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Update on Mike Hall dorm

As promised, I got on the horn to see what GW officials thought about changing the name of New Hall to Mike Hall. And GW folks, being good sports, responded.

When asked about New Hall's generic name, GW's media person Tracy Schario said "You’ll notice that many of GW’s new buildings are referenced by an address (1957 E St.) or more general name like Potomac House. However, a benefactor for a building name is desirable."

Sports information guru Brad Bower called the idea "interesting and amusing" and said "Mike Hall is certainly a catchier name than New Hall" but that he guessed there'd have to be a "sizeable donation at the very least." Both Mr. Bower and Ms. Schario also noted Mike's so far brief career.

So maybe some other time. Or students could always just start calling it Mike Hall rather than New Hall. And fellow Colonial Hoops blogger Max noted that when he visitied Guthridge, where most athletes lived, a few people put up signs that said "Hall of Mike."

What say you, readers? New Hall is a lame name anyway.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

should we get people together and put up a sign, commemorative plaque (poster)?

Anonymous said...

Ivory Tower is more lame (lamer?) so please change that name first! And it is closer to Smith Center.

Frank L said...

Wouldn't it actually have to be "Hall Hall?"

Although, it would be funny to over hear conversations between people that would something like:

"Hey, where is that party tonight?"

"Oh, it's over in MIKE HALL *clap clap* MIKE HALL *Clap Clap*"

They could recut the main doorway to look like that thing he used to do with his hands...

Andrew said...

good points everybody. some jokester could always just stick posterboard over the New Hall sign. Or photoshop a really good looking one and stick that on there.

You know, theoretically, someone could do that...

Bethany T said...

I live in New Hall currently, and I love the idea!

Andrew said...

Thanks Bethany! Stay tuned, I'm going to make a print-your-own Mike Hall sign

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