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.

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 […]

Tennis nets fifth at A-10s

The GW women’s tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament this weekend but went no further. In College Park, Md., the No. 5 Colonials beat No. 12 St. Joseph’s Friday morning, 4-0, before falling to No. 4 Temple, 4-3, later that afternoon. GW finished the season 7-8 but rebounded nicely and […]

Adjunct professors pull union petition

Adjunct professors withdrew a second petition seeking an election to form a union of part-time faculty on Friday, effectively squelching the possibility of forming a union by the end of the academic year. Union organizers decided to withdraw after failing for a second time to convince the National Labor Relations Board that the movement had […]

Sports Briefs

Colonials excel in classroom More than 160 GW athletes were named to the Atlantic 10 academic honor roll Thursday. The honor roll includes all student athletes who have a grade point average over 3.0. Athletes from the gymnastics, squash, men’s water polo and men’s rowing teams were left off the list as their teams are […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe to speak McAuliffe will discuss a contest to get young people involved in the July Democratic National Convention Noon to 1 p.m. – voter registration rally T.G.I. Friday’s – 21st and I streets 3 p.m. – press conference Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs building Sponsored by […]

GW in Brief

Hatchet awarded best non-daily newspaper in region The Society of Professional Journalists named The Hatchet the best overall non-daily student newspaper in the mid-Atlantic region at the organization’s annual regional conference Saturday. The Hatchet received 11 other Mark of Excellence Awards, marking 29 awards during the last three years. The prizes were given to collegiate […]

Editorial: Continue being open

The University recently announced that 21 campus buildings have tested positive for lead contamination in their water supplies. Despite acknowledging the situation, the University has not disclosed the names of these buildings outside of indicating they are most likely townhouses. Although lead contamination does not pose a life-threatening risk for college-aged students, the University should, […]

Letters to the Editor

Be Tolerant This is in response to the editorials in your April Fools’ edition. It took some time for me to gather my thoughts concerning “The Day I Found Jesus” and “Mel Gibson Is Going to Hell,” (p. 4), but I cannot resist expressing my outrage. It is fine if you do not like “The […]

Editorial: Spend wisely

The University announced recently that it is looking to install a Starbucks cafe in the first floor of Gelman Library. The new facility would convert one part of the 24-hour reading room into the facility while retaining the rest of the space for studying. While the cafe could help advance the well-known University goal of […]