April 8, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 58

Stories from the April 8, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Death Cab: Worth the fare

Sweeping in from the West, Death Cab for Cutie converted the 9:30 Club into a sea of denim jackets and thrift-store shirts Saturday. The show went into the wee hours of the night but was well worth the sleep deprivation. A hush fell over the crowd, however, as Death Cab took the stage and went […]

SA notes

Senate-elect prepares for term The Student Association Senate-elect met Tuesday to finalize leadership positions for next year. Committee chairs are set to be Sen. Benjamin Traverse (U-CCAS) for the Rules Committee, Sen. Jordyn Cosme (U-At-Large) for the Finance Committee, Sen. Ryan Kilpatrick (U-ESIA) for the Academic Affairs Committee and Sen. Hilary Golston (U-CCAS) for the […]

Groups host Jews for Jesus

GW students got a new perspective on traditional religions Tuesday night. Steven Katz, chief of station of the D.C. branch of Jews for Jesus, spoke to about 50 students in the Marvin Center Amphitheater. Katz told the students that a Jew could believe in Jesus and still be Jewish. Jews for Jesus is a group […]

Greek Briefs

Sigma Nu to hold Greek Bowl The Sigma Nu fraternity will host the third annual GrEEK Bowl April 15 in the Hippodrome, where teams will answer pop trivia questions to raise money. All proceeds raised at the bowl, which begins at 10 p.m., will benefit the American Diabetes Association. “Not many events in the Greek […]

Struggling to cope with loss

It seemed that wherever freshman Susana Fonseca went on campus, classmate Daniel M?ndez was never too far away. Whether roaming around Foggy Bottom or their native Panama City, Panama, it only made sense to see them together. “I was accustomed to being here every day with him … and suddenly he’s not here,” Fonseca said. […]

Crime log

Disorderly Conduct 3/31 – Medical Faculty Associates building 4:25 p.m. – Case Closed A female patient was loud and argumentative with staff and other patients. Referred to the GW Hospital Harassment 4/1 – Off Campus Case Closed A female student reported that a male student in one of her classes has repeatedly sent her e-mails […]

Students raise rape awareness

Students displayed anti-violence T-shirts and rallied against sexual assault Monday at the second annual spring Take Back the Night demonstration. The day-long event was part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, during which organizations across the country try to educate people about violence. At GW, students distributed literature before holding a night-time rally and march through […]

New robot aids doctors

The GW Hospital is using a new instrument to assist doctors with complex surgeries. The da Vinci Surgical System is a large spider-like contraption consisting of maneuverable arms that allows surgeons to more accurately perform gynecological, heart and prostate surgery through the operation of hand and foot controls. The machine, which was aquired in the […]

Recording industry sues three students for file sharing

Lawyers representing the recording industry served the University with a subpoena Monday asking officials to identify three students being sued for distributing music on file-sharing networks. The Recording Industry Association of America sued the students by looking at their computers’ Internet Protocol addresses, which can be used to identify a computer and its owner. The […]

Business school looks to future

Business students can look forward to more study abroad and exchange options and a greater level of interaction with Washington institutions, as the School of Business starts implementing its new strategic plan. The plan outlines measures to increase school prestige and enable students to receive a more comprehensive education. “I think it’s been a big, […]