February 14, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 43

Stories from the February 14, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Briefs

Stephen Hawking to receive award at Lisner Auditorium Physicist Stephen Hawking will receive the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal from the Smithsonian Institution at Lisner Auditorium Monday. The event will honor the 65-year-old distinguished physicist, who suffers from the neurological disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, with a retrospective look at his career in science. The ceremony will […]


Monday Make your own cupcake Noon to 2 p.m. Columbian Square, Marvin Center Sponsored by Class Council Free oral HIV testing 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Marvin Center Room 301 Sponsored by Neighbors Project and Student Health Services Finding an internship 4 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center Room 302 Sponsored by the Career Center Tuesday […]

With win, men finally solve Richmond

The GW men’s basketball team has had problems with Richmond in recent years. Coach Jerry Wainwright’s quickly changing defensive style and disciplined play has led to four Spiders’ victories in their last six match-ups with the Colonials. But Saturday, things changed, as GW finally solved Richmond, posting an 80-63 win in front of a sellout […]

Men’s basketball game notes

Pinnock’s extra warm-ups pay off Two hours before GW tipped off against Richmond Saturday, sophomore J.R. Pinnock was already at work. With a gold Colonials basketball T-shirt on, Pinnock seemed relaxed but focused. He stroked jumper after jumper, practicing quick spurts to the basket and floaters in the lane. The extra work appeared to pay […]

Column: With Jarvis, GW’s past meets present

As Mike Jarvis moseyed across Tex Silverman Court Saturday afternoon, the past raucously met the present. “This is home, this is family,” said a smiling Jarvis, who returned to work the GW-Richmond game as an ESPN analyst for the first time last weekend. “There are just a lot of people who I respect and love […]

Varsity Roundup

Softball earns first victory of the season The GW softball team beat North Carolina-Greensboro 2-0 for its first win of the season in the New Triangle Classic at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex in Raleigh, N.C. Freshman pitcher Jen Hrycyna threw a two-hit shutout in the in the win. Earlier on Friday, the Colonials lost […]

Women’s basketball gains ground in Atlantic 10

Senior Anna Monta?ana knew the GW women’s basketball team needed to beat Richmond on the road if it wanted a crack at the A-10 West regular season title. With that in mind, she led the Colonials to a 63-47 victory over the Spiders on Sunday, scoring 20 points on 7-of-13 from the floor to go […]

Gender Gap: Some majors have disproportionate amount of one sex

Every semester on the first day of her introductory computer science course, professor Dianne Martin asks her students to take out a piece of paper and sketch their impression of a “computer scientist.” The crude portraits range from quirky-looking mad scientist types to elderly men with beards, but one trait remains common: none of the […]

Web Update: Lloyd Banks to headline Spring Fling

Posted Monday, Feb. 14, 12:40 p.m. Rapper Lloyd Banks is bringing his tales of street hustling to GW’s largely middle- and upper-class population. The rapper, a prot?g? of 50 Cent who released his own album last year, is slated to headline the Program Board’s annual Spring Fling on April 9, according to his Web site […]