March 4, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 49

Stories from the March 4, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW, union hold talks

GW officials are negotiating contract renewal terms with the union representing the University’s housekeeping and grounds employees. Bob Ludwig, interim director of Media Relations, wrote in an e-mail that GW began negotiating with the union in October. He said the contract, which was set to expire in December, was extended, but he declined to comment […]

SA Notes

Pickens loses to Roupas in recount A Joint Elections Committee ballot recount confirmed Monday that presidential candidates Lee Roupas and Omar Woodard would compete in the election run-off this week. Pickens asked the JEC for the recount after finishing behind Roupas by only 24 votes. Pickens received 676 votes while Roupas received 700. Woodard garnered […]

Rapper to perform at GW this semester

Rapper Kanye West will perform April 17 at GW, according to the VHI News Web site. The Program’s Board annual Spring Fling concert and outdoor festival is scheduled for April 17. Judah Ferst, PB concerts co-chair, declined to comment as to whether West is performing at Spring Fling. West’s debut album, College Dropout, is currently […]

Editorial: Poor oversight

The University is launching an investigation into allegations charging that GW’s head softball coach, Shaunte’ Fremin, mentally and physically abused students as well as committed NCAA violations. The charges – which include coercing students to play while injured and lying to trainers and doctors – could not only prove potentially damning for the coach, but […]

GW opts not to test water

GW officials decided Wednesday to refrain from testing campus drinking water for toxins, as D.C. officials scramble to determine the threats posed by the city’s antiquated lead pipes. The University based its decision on information supplied by the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority, which found that all on-campus pipes are not made of the lead […]

Editorial: The Status Quo

This page argued Monday that the gravity of the charges raised against Student Association executive vice presidential candidate Anyah Dembling – alleging she paid for individuals’ College Democrats memberships in exchange for votes at the group’s endorsement meeting – necessitated a serious investigation into whether or not they were true. The Joint Elections Committee, however, […]

Players accuse coach of abuse

The University launched an investigation Monday into softball coach Shaunte’ Fremin after players accused her of mental and physical abuse and possible NCAA violations. Several players said in interviews with The Hatchet that Fremin repeatedly coerced them into playing with serious injuries, lying to trainers and doctors, and practicing beyond NCAA weekly limits. Speaking on […]

Column: God, guns and gays

The Bush strategy is already working. During last Thursday’s CNN debate, Sens. John Kerry and John Edwards both got drilled on the issue of gay marriage. While they both handled their positions well, in a shameful moment, Kerry tried to protest the subject, claiming that we should instead focus on economic issues. Sadly, the pitiful […]

Column: Striving for prestige

A few weeks ago I attended a ceremony held in the GW Office of Undergraduate Admissions during which the 20,000th application for the Class of 2008 was opened. While I cannot deny the smile that crept across my face as University President Steven Joel Trachtenberg opened the envelope, I now reflect on and consider what […]