October 21, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 22

Stories from the October 21, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Greek Briefs

Lambda Chi Alpha holds blood donation drive The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will hold its first Blood Ball, a series of events on Friday and Saturday to collect blood donations and raise money for the American Red Cross. A blood drive will take place Friday in Marvin Center room 307 from 3 to 7 p.m. […]

Univ. temporarily suspends Alpha Epsilon Phi over hazing allegation

The University placed the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority on an interim suspension while it decides whether to discipline the group for an anonymous hazing allegation. Student Judicial Services Director Tara Woolfson wrote in an e-mail that the allegations involved “requiring candidates to keep a penny in their shoe” and “wear specific clothing under their street […]

Volleyball continues slide

The GW volleyball team came to Bender Arena at American University on Tuesday on a mid-season six-game losing streak. After getting shut out in their previous two matches, a Colonials win would have been a confidence booster for a team that had already suffered a seven-game losing streak to open the season. GW hung tough […]

SA Notes

Senate welcomes new members The Student Association Senate welcomed seven new senators at its Oct. 12 meeting. The Senate filled four seats for the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Graduate School of Education and Human Development; it also appointed three non-voting freshman senators. The Senate approved Ryan DeMerlis (ESIA-U) after the Rules Committee […]

Editorial: Release receipts

Our View: President Woodard should release receipts from his extravagant summer dinner at the Sequoia restaurant in the interest of transparency. Last year, few were more enthusiastic than this page about Omar Woodard’s candidacy for Student Association President. After years of scandal, Woodard seemed poised to change the tone of the SA and return it […]

Music, television stars urge students to ‘get out and vote’

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – With the 2004 presidential election just around the corner, music and television superstars hit the road this week with hopes of encouraging college students across the country to get out and vote. The two-week road tour sponsored by the Kerry-Edwards Campaign, brought together entertainment sensations including: Scott Wolf of “Party of Five,” […]

Female Phallic: Ana Mendieta’s performance art

To accurately analyze the works of Ana Mendieta, one thing needs to be defined: The female equivalent to the word “phallic.” The artist, whose career retrospective recently opened at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, was not only that of a performance artist, but also an enthusiastic feminist. Her artwork involves spiritual themes and distinctly […]

Houston boosts big men

A few weeks ago, sophomore center Jaaron Greene walked down the street like he normally would. Assistant coach Roland Houston, starting his first year on the Colonials’ staff, saw the six-foot-eleven-inch Greene and let the player know how he felt about his gait. “You have to walk like a big man,” Houston said. “Stand up […]

Merriweather Post Pavilion to stay open through 2005 season

Merriweather Post Pavilion, the outdoor amphitheater in Columbia, Md., will stay open at least through the 2005 season, according to officials at IMP Productions. IMP, which also own D.C.’s 9:30 Club, took over the venue’s promotion, management and booking last November. Merriweather’s future was put into question when owners the Rouse Company offered to sell […]

Column: A re-birth for women’s squad

I really hate to say this, but the GW women’s basketball team has been given a raw deal so far this school year. As practices began Oct. 16, the women’s team did not appear to garner the same attention as in years past. However, the outlook is not bleak for the one of the University’s […]