February 22, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 45

Stories from the February 22, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Nation Briefs

Affirmative action study met with controversy (U-WIRE) BERKELEY, Calif. – A recent study that found affirmative action hurts black students’ performance in law school has stirred up controversy among faculty and students at law schools across the nation. The report, published in the Stanford Law Review in December, revealed that many black students are unable […]

Column: The machine gets running

You had to feel for Duquesne coach Danny Nee on Saturday. The man came into the Smith Center in the midst of what is now a 6-19 season, and his team was listless. If the Dukes really believed they could win at GW, it was sure hard to tell. It looked more like they had […]

Supercharged Beer

B-to-the-E, the latest in trendy beers from Budweiser, recently became widely available across the United States, including on many store shelves throughout the D.C. area. This new concoction, beer combined with caffeine, ginseng and guarana, saw a major push from Budweiser executives after its initial release in October 2004. Its target demographic is what Budweiser […]

Varsity Roundup

Baseball Colonials open season 2-2 The GW baseball team dropped the final two games of a three-game series at Georgia Southern University last weekend. After taking the first contest of the weekend 9-5 on Friday, the Colonials (2-2) dropped a 9-8 decision Saturday and fell 6-3 Sunday. Third baseman Geoff Milsom scored in the first […]

Column: A less descriptive description

“I just heard this great new band, you’ve got to hear them.” “Yeah, what are they like?” “Well they’re a mix between rock, bluegrass, blues and some of their stuff is really jazzy.” What does that mean? Really, what does it mean? I know what it is trying to describe, but does it really accomplish […]

Crossword Puzzles

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GW dominates Dukes

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 before intermission and cruised to its […]

Breaking News: Music professor commits suicide

Posted Wednesday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Music professor Pam Bricker, who was a part of the University’s jazz department for five years, took her own life last weekend, an official from the Maryland Medical Examiner’s office said Wednesday. On Sunday night, one of her band mates called her ex-husband, Gareth Branwyn, to say that she […]

Heeding his call

After spending nine months as a Marine in Iraq, junior Todd Bowers couldn’t stand what he saw in the news when he returned home. “No matter what direction I looked, there was news about how things were going downhill in Iraq,” Bowers said. “I knew I was never going to get a good night’s sleep […]

Students question process behind dorm smoking ban

The Residence Hall Association did not conduct a formal survey of dorm residents before persuading University officials to ban smoking in residence halls next year, prompting some students to question the group’s methods. “They went about it the wrong way,” said freshman Greg McDonald, a smoker. “They should have had floor meetings. There should have […]