October 18, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 21

Stories from the October 18, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Lawten powers GW on senior day at MVC

The GW women’s soccer team shut out its opponent in the last home game of the season Sunday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. The Colonials beat St. Bonaventure 2-0 Sunday after tying Duquesne 1-1 Friday. In front of over 100 fans on senior day, GW’s three seniors (Kelly Lawten, Lindsay Bruno and Tara Quinn) […]

The Pita Pit petitions to stay open later

The Pita Pit owners are pushing to keep their venue open until 4 a.m. as University officials evaluate student support for the Ivory Tower sandwich shop. More than 500 students have signed a petition to keep The Pita Pit open two hours later than its current closing hour, 2 a.m. The Pita Pit owner Daniel […]

Soccer team ends long slide

The GW men’s soccer team ended its 10-game winless streak with a 3-1 victory over St. Bonaventure Sunday. The win came after a 3-1 loss to Duquesne on the road Friday. Sunday, the Colonials (2-8-3, 1-3-2 Atlantic 10) were finally able to cure their offensive woes. They got ahead early and never looked back, as […]

CLLC director pushes for all-arts Mitchell

With about 150 of Mitchell Hall’s 300 residents participating in arts Living and Learning Communities, leaders of the dormitory are pushing to transform and promote it as an entirely arts-oriented space. Ryan Ketac, Mitchell’s Community Living and Learning Center director, is in charge of an arts program that encompasses six separate LLCs ranging in concentration […]

Column: Basketball, my saving grace

Thank God for basketball. Thank God for basketball. Thank God for basketball. I’m trying to get a few more positive words out of my mouth. But I can’t. After my impromptu therapy session of banging my head against the wall, nothing insightful is coming out. Ah October, what a beautiful month. The leaves are turning […]

Volleyball’s skid hits six with two losses in Ohio

The GW volleyball team traveled to Ohio with the intent of capturing two Atlantic 10 victories against Dayton and Xavier. But despite hard-fought matches, the team could not find its way. The Flyers and the Musketeers both shut out the Colonials. The losses extended the Colonials’ losing streak to six games, as the prospect of […]

Colonials Weekend draws thousands to Foggy Bottom

Foggy Bottom overflowed with students, parents and alumni that came together to reunite with each other and the University as part of Colonials Weekend. A variety of events were available to participants, including auctions, guest lectures, tours of the University and a live jazz brunch. The University has hosted Colonials Weekend since 2002, when officials […]

Board fixes frosh tuition earlier than usual

The GW Board of Trustees broke with precedent and announced tuition for next year’s freshman class at its fall meeting Friday. For the second straight year, the board approved a fixed pricing plan that will require incoming freshmen to pay the same tuition during their entire stay at GW. The $36,370 price tag, which may […]

Carvey entertains sold-out Colonials Weekend crowd

Dana Carvey found himself in a familiar role Saturday night as he entertained a sold-out Colonials Weekend crowd of more than 4,600 students, parents and alumni. During his hour-long comedy routine at the Smith Center, the “Saturday Night Live” alumnus performed his famous impressions of George H.W. Bush, Ross Perot, “the Church Lady” and Garth […]

Professors fear backlash from embezzlement charges

By all accounts, Nabih Bedewi was no ordinary professor. As director of the University’s National Crash Analysis Center, Bedewi was a fundraising superstar at a school seeking to secure federal grants to become a top-tier research institution. During his 14-year career, he was instrumental in procuring Transportation Department grants to build facilities at the University’s […]