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.

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 […]

Trustees sign off on 5 percent tuition hike

As expected, GW’s Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase for rising juniors and seniors at its Friday meeting. The decision puts next year’s tuition for juniors, excluding room and board costs, at $32,360. Rising seniors will fork over $32,060 to take classes next year. On Feb. 9, at a meeting with student […]

Who wants to work for a millionaire?

A State Department official, a financial adviser and an opera singer walk into a room. It’s not the start of a bad joke. It’s the start of the audition process for “The Apprentice,” which held a casting call at GW on Thursday. More than 100 GW graduates and students crowded into the Alumni House, waiting […]

Editorial: Don’t ask, don’t expel

Our view: The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy runs contrary to both pragmatism and morals and must end. Law school students continued their opposition to the Solomon Amendment – a Congressional provision mandating universities permit military recruiters on campus or risk losing federal dollars – as unconstitutional at a protest on Saturday. Arguing that the […]

Column: Praising a peacemaker

I have wanted to meet the Pope for some time now. So when a fellow student told me in a yawning, casual way that she was blessed by His Holiness in a receiving line not once but three times on a spring trip to Rome, I was both shocked at her distasteful lack of respect […]

Woodard, Hobbs address Board of Trustees

If the Student Association had its way, a student representative participating in Friday’s GW Board of Trustees meeting would have been treated to talk of the weather, student fashion at the inaugural ball and praise for a member’s Australian outback hat. Chairman Charles Manatt opened the meeting on the chilly and windy day by reminding […]