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.

Review: Buzzkill: “The Ladykillers” not funny enough

Joel and Ethan Coen have teamed up with Tom Hanks to remake the 1955 classic “The Ladykillers” (Touchstone Pictures). The comedy tells the story of charlatan professor Goldthwait Higginson Dorr, Ph.D (Hanks), and his attempt at an extravagant casino heist that he hopes will make him and his fellow criminals very wealthy. After placing an […]

University to test water for lead

The University will be testing all campus water for lead in the coming weeks after officials discovered at least one on-campus building has a lead service line. While an initial check found that residential buildings on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses are not supplied by lead pipe lines, GW inspectors found a lead […]

Column: Hart Murmurs: One last job

Note to Reader: Here follows a brief explanation of the extended absence of “Hart Murmurs” from this newspaper: I relocated to Grand Forks, N. D., after the stress of writing an extremely sporadic humor column combined with last year’s devastating Red Sox playoff loss put me in the emergency ward one too many times. I […]

Web Extra: MPD investigates student drowning

Posted 12:20 p.m., Sunday, March 28 — Metropolitan Police are investigating the apparent drowning of a male GW student in the Tidal Basin late Saturday night. University Media Relations specialist Matt Lindsay identified the student as sophomore Philip Augustin, a resident of Crawford Hall. Lindsay declined to comment further on the details of Augustin’s death, […]

GW cancels softball season

The University canceled the GW softball team’s season Monday after seven games due to multiple injuries that have kept the team off the field since Feb. 29. Amid allegations that head coach Shaunte’ Fremin mentally and physically abused players, the University also hired an independent investigator this week to look into Fremin and the athletic […]

Editorial: Protect students and musicians

The introduction and proliferation of Internet file sharing programs has crippled the music recording industry. The software has enabled thousands of students to download nearly any song on demand. This ability has also drastically reduced the commercial sale of CDs. In an effort to reverse the trend, the Recording Industry Association of America has launched […]

D.C. youth turn to art

Posted 4:00pm March 28 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau Mary Brown, director of operations for Life Pieces, remembers when Maurice Kie and his brother Donnell walked through the door of Life Pieces seven years ago. Maurice was in elementary school and had such a negative attitude that he rarely spoke to anyone. With the […]

Life, death and aftermath

Horizons Theatre Company is the longest running women’s theater company in the country. Established in 1977 by (among others) artistic director Leslie Jacobson – chair of GW’s Department of Theatre and Dance – and the film and stage actor Robert Prosky (“Mrs. Doubtfire”), the company has presented the District with professional dramatics of a different […]

Column: Protect student rights

Students on this campus feel threatened. Civil liberties such as the right to privacy and free speech are at stake – and we have the chance to do something about it. At 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, the Student Association Senate will vote on a resolution seeking to protect the rights of all students on […]