April 19, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 61

Stories from the April 19, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Nine months in a box

Amid the whirlwind of final exams, term papers, group projects and presentations that clutter the semester’s final weeks, students often wait until the last minute before addressing another dilemma: what to do with all the junk that has accumulated over the past nine months. The summer storage market has boomed in recent years. College Boxes […]

GW finds lead in campus buildings

University officials announced Friday that water in 21 campus buildings has tested positive for lead. The affected buildings are generally “small, townhouse-sized properties,” wrote Matt Nehmer, assistant director of Media Relations, in an e-mail Friday night. While the University is notifying the affected buildings’ residents, it has declined to publicly announce which facilities exceed federal […]

Students celebrate at International Affairs ball

The International Affairs Society commemorated the end of a successful year Saturday night at its third annual ball. More than 100 students in elaborate evening gowns and suits salsa danced to the tune of a live Latin Jazz band – Los Gringos. Red, orange, and yellow roses dotted the Elliott School building’s ballroom, and rows […]

West brings ‘bling’ to Quad

More than 5,600 students took advantage of sunny, 70-degree weather Saturday to hear rapper Kanye West perform and enjoy free food, games and amusements at a record-breaking Spring Fling. Students waved their hands to the beat during West’s performance, swaying to the loud music that boomed from University Yard. Saturday’s crowd was a record for […]

Pre-law Society holds banquet

Students and alumni celebrated the Pre-law Society’s programming and success this year at its first annual banquet Thursday night. The organization honored political science professor Barry Malter for his teaching style and contributions to the field of law. Law School alumnus David Falk, founder of SFX-Basketball and former sports agent for Michael Jordan and Patrick […]

D.C. in Brief

D.C. fails to meet smog standards The Environmental Protection Agency told the city that it has failed to meet new smog standards that took effect last week. Most of the District, which has until 2010 to meet the pollution regulations, violates the newly enacted standards, The Washington Post reported. The EPA will work with city […]

Colonials move ahead of Spiders

The GW baseball team took two of three games from Atlantic-10 West rival Richmond at Barcroft Park this past weekend after falling to Georgetown Thursday. With the series win, GW moved ahead of Richmond for first place in the division. “We are pretty confident that we are the best team in the A-10, from pitching […]

The Morning After

Chick Before deciding what the next step in your relationship is, it’s important that you both know where the other one is in the said relationship. If you just got together in the last few weeks, you could be waiting for a marriage proposal, while he could be ready to throw you to the curb […]

GW falls in final

The GW women’s water polo team came close to capturing the Southern Championships this weekend but could not knock off Princeton University, as the Colonials fell to the Tigers 7-6 in the tournament final Sunday. Trailing 7-5 entering the fourth quarter, the Colonials scored one goal but failed to tie the game. The loss marked […]

GW dedicates Marvin Center archway

D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams appeared on campus to assist with the dedication of a stone archway at the Marvin Center Thursday in honor of former District Mayor Walter E. Washington. About 50 people crowded on the sidewalk of the Marvin Center’s Eye Street entrance, now named Mayor’s Way. Washington was the first black mayor to […]