March 4, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 49

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

Greek Briefs

Fraternity to host risk management speaker Sigma Phi Epsilon alumnus Mitch Crane will discuss drinking and hazing Monday, which at least five Greek-letter organizations were cited for in the past year. Crane will speak at 9 p.m. in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom. He has been practicing law since 1977 and a district judge in […]

Women ready to defend title

Like each of the past ten years, the GW women’s basketball team heads into the Atlantic 10 Tournament this weekend as the favorite. But for the first time in a long time, the Colonials will be defending the conference title. While head coach Joe McKeown’s teams lived up to expectations in the 1995 and 1996 […]

VP buzz swarms alum.

GW alumnus and Virginia Gov. Mark Warner could be tapped as a running mate for the Democratic presidential nominee. Vice Presidential rumors began to surround Warner after he endorsed Sen. John Kerry, who will face President Bush in the November general election. Warner announced his support for Kerry last month after the two ate breakfast […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Breast Cancer Fundraiser Donations of $1 requested at the door, which will go to the GW Mammovan University Club, 1918 F St. Free screening of the film “Frida” 7 p.m. to midnight Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Program Board Friday GW Dance Marathon to raise money for the Children’s National Medical Center […]

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, […]