March 11, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 51

Stories from the March 11, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Greek Briefs

Pi Kappa Alpha recieves charter GW’s Pi Kappa Alpha colony took its first step toward full fraternity status Saturday after its international organization approved the group’s charter request. Members of the group said they expect to receive a charter from the University in April, which would elevate the group to full fraternal status. Fraternity status […]

In stores: CD Reviews

Artist: An Albatross Album: We Are the Lazer Viking Label: Ace Fu Records Genre: Grindcore/metal/punk Combining the frenetic energy of punk, synth-laden Frank Zappa-referencing abstraction and lead singer Edward Gieda’s shredded vocals (imagine Kurt Cobain screaming as if he’d shot himself in the voice box rather than the head), Philadelphia’s An Albatross defies any rational […]

Sen. Kerry speaks at GW

Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry called for a military family bill of rights in a Wednesday speech at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium. Addressing a standing room crowd of about 300 people, the Massachusetts senator decried President George W. Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq and criticized his treatment […]

Colonials eye undefeated St. Joe’s

For GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs, nothing sounds better than the possibility of a semifinal match-up between the Colonials and undefeated St. Joseph’s at the Atlantic 10 Tournament this Friday. “That’s a great thing if it happens,” he said. “That means the gods of basketball have been good to us.” Before that can happen, […]

Bars, Beers, and Babes

Singapore Bistro 1134 19th St N.W. In the fall of our freshman year, when we first step foot on campus, everything is new. The city is new, the Marvin Center is new, dorm life is new, coeds are new. Life is exhilarating in those initial weeks, and the nights are unbelievable. We can’t seem to […]

Virginia ends GW’s season in NIT

Updated Thursday, March 18, 12:40 a.m. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.– Thirteen. That’s how many blocks and three-pointers the University of Virginia recorded against the GW men’s basketball team Wednesday night, knocking the Colonials out of the first round of the National Invitation Tournament 79-66. Shooting 52 percent from the field, Virginia (18-12) ended the Colonials’ season in […]

Adjunct faculty look to unionize

Adjunct professors filed a petition Monday to bring a union to campus, following almost two years of failed attempts at gaining representation. Professors are calling for benefits, job security and higher salaries. This week, the National Labor Relations Board will hold a hearing with the University, faculty members and Service Employees International Union 500 to […]

Column: Better SA coverage

Now that elections are over it is time for someone to step up and defend our Student Association against the misperceptions and accusations leveled by many candidates and The Hatchet. While criticism is a key element of representative government, it must be backed up by facts rather than innuendo. The Hatchet has frankly done a […]

Iraqis sign interim constitution

Posted 5:00pm March 16 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau After forcing its near collapse last Friday, the five member Shiite Muslim faction that had delayed the signing of an Iraqi interim constitution agreed to lend their signatures Monday without any changes to the document. Governing council President Mohammed Bahrululum declared, “Here we are today […]

Professors question pay

Professors are pressing GW officials to account for what they refer to as a sharp discrepancy in salary increases between faculty and top administrators. Between 2001 and 2002, administrators received a 20 to 42 percent pay increase compared to about 4 percent for professors, according to statistics faculty members obtained from the Internal Revenue Service. […]