April 5, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 57

Stories from the April 5, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Adjuncts fight for union

Adjunct professors re-filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday to hold a campus-wide election on unionization, the movement’s organizers said. The move came in response to indications that the NLRB was prepared to side with the University in a dispute over the number of adjuncts teaching at GW. Operating under a […]

UPD officer hospitalized after fire

A City Hall kitchen fire led to the hospitalization of a University Police officer and evacuation of the building for an hour Saturday night. The D.C. Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire on the hall’s seventh floor and transported a female UPD officer to the GW Hospital for minor smoke inhalation at 9 p.m., department […]

Ivory Tower nears completion

The Ivory Tower, a 729-bed residence hall with dining venues on its basement floor, is currently under construction and set to open to students in August. The facility, which will house students in New Hall-style doubles and quads, will feature five eating establishments, several music rooms and an underground parking garage, said University officials on […]

Students shoot with NRA

GW students exercised their second amendment right to bear firearms on Saturday at National Rifle Association headquarters. The NRA and National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Va. welcomed 20 members of the College Republicans for a tour and lessons in safe gun handling. Students also practiced shooting semi-automatic pistols in an underground range. “If we can […]

SMPA considers EMDA cuts, curriculum changes

Freshman Matthew Saunders, an electronic media major, said he was accepted to several of the top communications schools in the country but thought that GW would best help him launch a career in television direction. He said he was attracted by the School of Media and Public Affairs’ selectivity and its boasting of hands-on experience […]

Lacrosse upsets Spiders

The GW women’s lacrosse team kicked off Atlantic 10 conference play on a high note Friday, upsetting No. 19 (Coaches Poll) Richmond 8-7 under soggy conditions at Mount Vernon Field. The win is the Colonials’ (4-5, 1-0 A-10) first against a ranked team in their three seasons as a varsity program. The players said they […]

Friends remember sophomore

Sophomore Elon Shore recalled his best memory of Philip Augustin under a purple sky in Kogan Plaza Thursday night. “I was walking down the aisle, and I tripped, and I knocked over my books,” said Shore about an embarrassing moment he had in class last year. “The seniors in the class kind of laughed, but […]

Sports briefs

Cheer and Dance place high in Daytona Beach The GW cheer and dance teams had a successful weekend in the Chik-fil-A Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. The dance team finished in seventh place out of 25 teams, and the cheer team finished fourth out of 13 teams. Both squads improved over […]

Supreme Court hears pledge case

Posted 11:22pm April 4 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Michael Newdow has become an American hero and an American villain. Newdow is the atheist physician turned lawyer who has brought the pledge of allegiance case to the Supreme Court. Having just recently been accepted by the Supreme Court Bar, Newdow’s request for “representation prose” […]

Tennis sweeps Towson

The GW men’s tennis team swept Towson last Friday, marking the Colonials’ eighth victory in ten matches after they began the season 1-4. Senior captain Matt Hane continued his solid play for GW (9-6, 3-2 Atlantic 10) at No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Towson’s Chris Rowland. “The key was breaking (Rowland’s) […]