April 12, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 59

Stories from the April 12, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW hosts Jackie Robinson week

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play Major League Baseball, and to commemorate Robinson’s life and legacy, the GW Jackie Robinson Society and the Multicultural Student Services Center are hosting the third annual Jackie Robinson week. Beginning Monday, several guest speakers will come to campus to discuss various aspects […]

Worm hinders class registration

Students are expected to be able to register Monday morning after a crippling computer worm forced the shut-down of several GW Web sites last week. GW prevented access to the Banner System and several other sites starting Friday afternoon in an attempt to escape the devastating effects of a worm that steals students’ login passwords […]

University seeks spam mail feedback

The University is collecting feedback from GW community members in response to a growing concern about spam mail. Information Systems and Services officials will be collecting surveys, which were distributed to all account holders, until April 23. Surveys can also be accessed at gweb.gwu.edu. Questions focus on the amount of spam users receive and actions […]

Sports briefs

Lacrosse continues streak The GW lacrosse team beat Massachusetts and La Salle this weekend to remain undefeated in the Atlantic 10. The Colonials used six goals from freshman Laura Hostetler to extend their winning streak to five games, the longest in the program’s three-year history. On Sunday, GW came back from a 7-3 deficit and […]

Groups protest Iraq occupation

Several hundred people rallied in Lafayette Park across from the White House Saturday afternoon to peacefully protest the use of troops in Iraq and the Bush administration’s support of Israel. The protest, followed by a march through the city, was sponsored by the group Act Now to Stop War & End Racism. Organizers said the […]

Art department to make cuts

A recent internal review of the University’s art department calls to phase out visual communications and printmaking, while strengthening photography and new forms of media. The department of fine arts and art history finalized a report this semester that assesses equipment, personnel and space needs. “This plan has as its goal a review of what […]

JUST JAMMING

Guitarist Tim Kiser jumps into the air during DFL’s performance at the Battle of the Bands in the Hippodrome Thursday night. Groups were competing to perform at Spring Fling Saturday. Bands Exit Clov and The Sunday Mail won the contest.

University invests in grad life

GW is working to create an Office of Grad Life to serve graduate students’ non-academic needs. The office, which is in its initial stages, will sponsor social events to create a cohesive environment for graduate students. A Web site, which was launched earlier this semester, also addresses graduate students’ questions about various aspects of campus […]

Column: Fashioning a new America

My brief honeymoon with John Kerry is officially over. After a late charge in the primary season – based largely on the perception that he could beat President George W. Bush – Kerry has seemingly returned to the longwinded, visionless politician he resembled until his surge in Iowa. Unfortunately for America, that means the likelihood […]