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.

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 […]

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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 […]

Timers aimed at improving safety

University officials hope changes to pedestrian crossings will improve safety nearly a year and a half after a car hit a student in front of the Marvin Center. Earlier this month, most campus intersections were equipped with timers that tell pedestrians how many seconds they have to cross the street. They were installed by the […]

Show fails to draw some acts, big crowd

Sounds of stepping and clapping filled the stage of Lisner Auditorium Saturday night at the Alpha Phi Alpha Step Show, but the rhythm was heard by only half the expected crowd. Besides catering to mostly empty seats in a 1,500-person venue that was expected to be filled, the eighth annual dance competition also failed to […]

Verse magazine looks to expand

Many GW students can now say they have been pictured in the same magazine as Jessica Simpson. The student-run entertainment magazine, Verse, covers GW social life but puts famous faces on its cover. Editor-in-Chief Addia Cooper-Henry started the “socialite” magazine last year to expose students to fashion, trends, music and nightlife. Since then, she and […]


Tuesday Annual celebration and bonfire for George Washington’s birthday Includes a cherry pie eating contest 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. University Yard “D.C. 101: Public Education in the District” Panel discussion on D.C. schools 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Sponsored by the Neighbor’s Project “Demystifying the Grad School Experience” Discussion about what to expect […]