March 8, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 50

Stories from the March 8, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Varsity Roundup

Gymnasts take Capital Cup The GW gymnastics team won the Nation’s Capital Cup Saturday at the Smith Center with a score of 195.975. The score was the highest in three years for the team and the fourth meet in a row in which the Colonials recorded a final score in the 195s. Following GW at […]

Sophomores pick housing

A record number of returning students opted to live at the Mount Vernon Campus for next year, leading to a smaller number of students without housing than officials originally expected. More than 100 rising sophomores chose a Mount Vernon room in Sunday’s lottery, helping ease the need to accommodate a surplus of students seeking on-campus […]

Women still look NCAA-bound

PHILADELPHIA – After failing to win the Atlantic 10 Tournament and the automatic NCAA Tournament berth that comes with it, the GW women’s basketball team will have a week to wait and ponder its fate. Will the NCAA selection committee award the Colonials an at-large berth Sunday when the brackets are announced? Or will GW […]

Students dance all night for children

Students boogied at GW’s third-annual Dance Marathon in the Marvin Center Saturday to raise money for the D.C. Children’s Medical Center. Organizers said they were pleased with the event despite drawing a smaller number of participants and raising less money than in past years. Participants raised about $7,000, dancing from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 […]


In the article “Dembling disputes charges,” The Hatchet cited Joint Elections Committee General Counsel Meggie Baker as saying former presidential candidate Lee Roupas did not receive campaign violations because many complaints brought against him were “hearsay.” Roupas received at least one violation.

University offers Aramark one more year

The University has no immediate plans to stop using a food service provider in J Street once Aramark’s contract expires in June, officials said. Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Student and Academic Support Services, said GW offered Aramark a one-year renewal so “both parties can meet their objectives.” Doug Warner, an Aramark spokesman, said […]

Costa to serve as Hatchet EIC

Junior Brian Costa said he is hoping to improve The Hatchet’s credibility while ensuring that the newspaper remains fun when he takes over as the paper’s editor in chief in May. Costa ran unopposed for the newspaper’s top spot and was elected at an editorial staff meeting last week. Costa said he hopes to put […]

Fixed tuition will allow for earlier increases

Officials said the University’s fixed pricing plan adopted last month for incoming freshmen would allow GW to announce yearly tuition increases sooner. Under the plan, approved by the University’s Board of Trustees Feb. 6, incoming students will pay $34,000 a year in tuition during their four or five years at GW. Room and board costs […]

Hindus bring in spring

Hindu students celebrated the coming of spring Saturday night through comedy, music and dance. Selling out for the second year in a row, 800 students, parents and alumni attended the annual Holi Rangeela show in Lisner Auditorium. Holi is the festival of colors, which honors good harvests and fertility of the land. Saturday’s show was […]

D.C. in Brief

Lead testing faces criticism Experts testified Friday that tests to determine whether lead is present in city-supplied water could be flawed. In recent months, water in thousands of District homes has tested positive for high levels of lead, which, if ingested, can cause death in young children and pregnant women. Federal officials said they follow […]