February 9, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 42

Stories from the February 9, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

D.C. women’s shelters provide for those in need

In the United States, a rape occurs every five minutes; every nine seconds a woman is physically abused; and nearly 500,000 women are homeless. Although efforts have been made to curb these numbers, they remain extraordinarily high nationwide, both within major urban centers and in rural towns. By age 18, nearly one out of every […]

Gymnastics edges W&M

The GW gymnastics team edged out a narrow victory over the College of William and Mary Sunday evening, 194.100-193.150. William and Mary sophomore Brittany Gibbs turned in the best individual performance of the night, placing first on the vault, uneven bars and balance beam and breaking two school records in the process. But the Colonials […]

Steak adds power punch to the plate

Sam & Harry’s 1200 19th St. N.W. (between M and N streets) (202) 296-4333 www.SamandHarrys.com Steak is what D.C. is all about. It shows your killer instinct and political prowess in a cage of hungry party animals. It is the dinner of choice for Washington power brokers. Political players (and those in training) go to […]

Changing direction

Sitting at the end of the GW women’s basketball bench is Eran Horodniceanu, his short, skinny frame in a sharp, business-like suit. Horodniceanu follows the action in front of him and occasionally looks down through his glasses to record any analysis or observations with a pen. Truthfully, Horodniceanu looks more like an accountant than the […]

Joens Squashes Spiders in win

The GW women’s basketball team defeated Richmond 69-48 Sunday in a game in which senior Ugo Oha blocked the 326th shot of her career to tie the Colonials’ all-time record. A crowd of 657 at the Robins Center in Richmond, Va., watched GW earn its eighth straight victory by 13 points or more. Despite their […]

Column: Paramount need for audit

In the upcoming campus elections, students will be asked to vote on a referendum to increase the student fee from $1 per credit hour to $2 per credit hour, up to 15 credit hours per semester. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I’ve been intimately involved in discussions concerning the finances of the […]

Column: Neither Christian nor right

This was a tough week for conservatives. Not only was our clean, American pastime of football interrupted by the horror of an exposed breast, but Massachusetts is now adding to conservatives’ woes. The missing weapons of mass destruction and $521 billion projected budget deficit? Yeah, I suppose those are important, too. But let’s stay focused […]

Groups protest Colonial Parking practices

About 50 people gathered in front of the Elliott School of International Affairs building Friday charging GW’s trustees, who were meeting inside, with supporting unfair treatment of Colonial Parking employees. At 8 a.m., GW students, parking garage employees and union organizers, undaunted by freezing rain, rallied in front of a Colonial Parking garage on 19th […]

Board passes 5 percent tuition hike

Citing the need to pay faculty and staff salaries and improve University services, the Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition hike for current students Friday. Rising sophomores will pay $30,820 in tuition next year, and upperclassmen will write checks for $30,530. Although housing and food costs have yet to be formulated, the total […]

City pushes MPD redistricting plan

A proposed plan to alter the boundaries of Metropolitan Police patrol assignments in the District should not significantly reduce patrols in Foggy Bottom, University and D.C. officials said last week. Aimed at curbing violence in areas plagued by high crime rates, the coalescing of Police Service Areas would redistribute nearly 1,600 MPD officers in an […]