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.

BREAKING NEWS: Student jumped from balcony, UPD says

Posted 5:40 p.m. Monday, April 19 University Police officials have preliminarily concluded that freshman Hasan Hussain took his own life Sunday night. Hussain died from massive head trauma after plunging 80 feet from the balcony of his fourth floor room in the Hall on Virginia Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. While city officials have yet […]

WNBA drafts seniors

Seniors Ugo Oha and Cathy Joens were selected in the WNBA draft Saturday, becoming the second and third GW women’s basketball players to be drafted in the league’s eight-year history. The Connecticut Sun selected Oha in the second round with the 24th pick overall, and the New York Liberty selected Joens in the third round […]

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 […]