February 17, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 44

Stories from the February 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Let’s be real about the SA

As we close out another term, it’s time to realistically assess how the SA is serving students. When I ask students on campus, “What has the Student Association done for you?” each student normally responds with a sarcastic comment, or a profanity-laced sarcastic comment. During his term, Omar Woodard has made major strides in forging […]

SA Notes

JEC charges five candidates with violations The Joint Elections Committee said Tuesday night that Student Association candidates may be facing seven violations. The alleged violations all involve candidates who did not get approval from the JEC, which oversees the elections, to post campaign materials on Web sites and on thefacebook.com. Presidential candidate Jon Ostrower faces […]

The anatomy of a laugh

If you’ve ever found yourself standing on a makeshift stage in the early hours of the night with nothing but a microphone and a bottle of water, facing a dwindling crowd of students who are halfway through dinner and wondering why this guy is in the middle of J Street going, “So, who here likes […]

Stephen Hawking receives award at Lisner

Theoretical physics and an episode of “The Simpsons” were juxtaposed Monday when world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking was awarded the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal at Lisner Auditorium. The program began with a talk by University of California-Santa Barbara physics professor James Hartle, who discussed some of Hawking’s greatest discoveries in the field of astrophysics and cosmology. […]

Greek Briefs

Fraternity to sponsor step show The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity will host a citywide charity step competition Saturday at Lisner Auditorium. “Step is a mixture of dance moves today, contemporary music and historically African culture,” Alpha Phi Alpha President Isaiah Pickens said. “It uses the precision of military movements mixed with the fluidity of modern […]

Colonials defeat Duquesne, 80-57

Posted Saturday, Feb. 19, 6:40 p.m. Was this one ever really in doubt? Playing its own version of the hack-a-Shaq defense, Duquesne hung around for a little while Saturday afternoon. But it just delayed the inevitable, as the Dukes’ 14 first-half fouls did not hamper the GW men’s basketball team, which built a double-digit lead […]

Squatting numbers triple

The number of students choosing to keep their housing assignments for another year more than tripled compared to last year. Seth Weinshel, director of University Campus Housing, said there are 331 students in 97 rooms who took advantage of the policy, dubbed squatters’ rights, which allows rising seniors and students living on the Mount Vernon […]

Rapper Lloyd Banks likely to headline Spring Fling

Rapper Lloyd Banks will likely bring his bulletproof vest and tales of street hustling to GW’s largely middle- and upper-class population. The artist, 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, two officials at his management company said. […]

Crime Log

Forgery/Counterfeiting 2/14 – Medical Faculty Associates – case closed A man ordered a suspicious prescription for Oxycontin that led MFA pharmacy staff to contact the prescribing doctor on Feb. 11. The doctor’s office had no record of the patient or prescription. A female, who returned to pick up the prescription, left after being told it […]