March 25, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 53

Stories from the March 25, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Varsity Roundup

Water polo stops Terrapins The GW women’s water polo team defeated Maryland 16-4 at the Smith Center Wednesday night. Senior Kira Canon had five goals for the Colonials and junior Kendra Shanley also had a strong match offensively. GW jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never looked back. “We’re looking good. I’m happy […]

Beyond Bob: An Interview with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith. His name alone can ignite passionate hatred or fanatical fanboy-ism, depending on who you talk to, so he must be doing something right. Sadly, his name can also evoke a blank stare. That is, at least, until you say, “You know … Silent Bob?” That’s when people will smile and nod. Love him […]

Sports Brief: Penders hired at Houston

Penders hired at Houston The University of Houston hired former GW men’s basketball coach Tom Penders this week, the Associated Press reported. He is replacing Ray McCallum, who resigned March 8 after compiling a 44-72 record in four seasons. “If (Roger) Clemens and Andy Pettite think (Houston) is a good place to finish up their […]

Alumnus dies in N.Y. fire

A GW alumnus perished in a fire in his parents’ Long Island home Friday. Mark Bernetti, who graduated in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in history, was the only member of his family to die in the blaze. Friends of Bernetti remember a man who loved life and lived each moment to its fullest. “Many […]

Spring Break in Review: Students face Madrid bombing, Kerry speaks at GW

Sen. Kerry speaks at GW Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry called for a military family bill of rights in a speech at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium last Wednesday. Kerry is also set to speak alongside former Vermont Governor Howard Dean at a campaign rally in Kogan Plaza Thursday morning. Addressing a standing room crowd of […]

Munson Hall bomb scare causes evacuation

A pipe bomb scare led Metropolitan and University Police to evacuate Munson Hall and cordon off several campus streets for about a half an hour Monday night. At 10:15 p.m., UPD officers found what they thought was a pipe bomb in the plastic bag of a black male in the basement of the University Parking […]

SMPA task force looks to cut EMDA major

A School of Media and Public Affairs report released last week recommended phasing out the electronic media major and offering only two majors – either political communication or journalism and mass media with various concentrations. An implementation committee, consisting of nine faculty members and professionals, will consider whether to use suggestions made by a task […]

Media students travel to London

GW sent its first Living and Learning Community abroad this spring break, allowing 18 freshmen to study international media in England. The Press Room community, which studies different types of media, spent the week visiting various news organizations and tourist attractions. Students toured London’s “The Daily Telegraph” newspaper, the Independent Television News – which owns […]

Armed robbers strike GW area

Armed robbers held up a student and local restaurant Sunday night in separate incidents that Metropolitan Police officials said appear to be unrelated. A male sophomore was the victim of a robbery at the corner of 21st Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a University Police crime report. At about 10:35 p.m., a black male […]