February 12, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 43

Stories from the February 12, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Memorial service for Jenny Dierdorff

A service to commemorate the life of sophomore Jenny Dierdorff will be held in the Smith Center Thursday at 9 p.m. Following the service, students will walk to Kogan Plaza to light candles in remembrance of Dierdorff, 19, of Naperville, Ill. For more information about the event, e-mail eic@gwhatchet.com or call the Hatchet news desk […]

Men win at Fordham

It wasn’t an upset, but for the GW men’s basketball team, a conference road win is as big as they get. The Colonials picked up just their third win away from home this season by beating Fordham 77-66 Wednesday night in Bronx, N.Y. GW (14-8, 8-3 Atlantic 10) moved to within one and a half […]

A ‘Miracle’

Let’s clear up one thing: “Miracle” (Walt Disney Pictures) isn’t “Mighty Ducks 4,” a joke I’ve heard made about the film numerous times. Instead, “Miracle” is a fairly solid film that, surprisingly enough, fails to bore. The film begins with a montage of footage depicting the growing list of depressing major events of the late […]

GW expands Greek housing options

Three additional Greek-letter organizations will reside in townhouses on campus next year, as part of the University’s expansion of fraternity and sorority housing. The move comes after the University introduced Towhhouse Row this year, enabling eight fraternities and sororities to live in on-campus housing. The Alpha Epsilon Pi and Beta Theta Pi fraternities and the […]


Sigma Phi Episilon trains new members Members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity attended a new member camp last weekend to promote the organization’s ideology to pledges. Twenty of the 22-member fall pledge class attended the camp, held in Fort Royal, Va. Alumni of the fraternity attended to teach pledges “what it’s like to be […]

Serving the president

“It was like being in the front row and watching the passing parade of history,” said Alonzo Fields, the first black chief butler of the White House. In the one-man performance titled “Looking over the President’s Shoulder,” Wendell Wright, playing Fields, gives audience members an especially intimate view of the former inhabitants of the most […]

Drinking lawsuit returns to court

A lawsuit filed by D.C. college students seeking to decriminalize underage drinking will be submitted to a District court following its dismissal by a federal judge last month. The U.S. District Court, a federal body, ruled last week that it does not have jurisdiction over the case, which alleges that Metropolitan Police has been ignoring […]

Valentine’s Day

* There are 1 billion valentine cards sent each year. It’s the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas, with 2.6 billion cards. * The Catholic Church recognizes at least three saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom are martyred. (source: historychannel.com) * 68 percent of valentines are sent for friends or […]

Spring rush numbers increase

Fraternity leaders said they are pleased with last week’s rush, as at least 20 more GW males pledged a fraternity this semester compared with last spring. Although spring rush is typically smaller than fall rush, at least 83 students will be pledging fraternities this spring, compared with 63 last year. Every fraternity and two sororities […]