February 24, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 46

Stories from the February 24, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The brink of insanity

Wow! “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” (Lions Gate Films) has everything! Let’s have a round up: penis jokes, pot jokes, fart jokes, ethnic jokes and hilarious sexism? Check! A young black comedian (Tyler Perry) cross-dressing as a gun-toting septuagenarian? Watch out, Eddie Murphy. Violence targeted at the handicapped? Heck yes! Sounds like the ingredients […]

Students struggle to understand Social Security debate

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A Florida congressman introduced a new twist on the Bush administration’s plan to privatize Social Security earlier this month, sending analysts scrambling to measure its impact in Congress and leaving many students struggling to understand the effects the complex issue will have on their lives. Rep. Clay Shaw, R-Fla., unveiled the “Guarantee […]

JEC to keep all members

Three student leaders agreed this week not to grant a Joint Election Committee request to remove one of its members for alleged favoritism. Four members of the JEC, a five-person body that oversees the March 2 and 3 SA elections, called last week for the removal of graduate student Christopher Jenkins. The members accused him […]

University marks namesake’s birthday

The GW community gathered to celebrate the birthday of the nation’s first president – and the University’s namesake – on the Quad Tuesday evening. Students dined on baked potatoes, cake, pea soup and s’mores, and a fife and drum band dressed in Continental Army uniforms served as the evening’s entertainment. The festivities kicked off at […]

Professor takes her own life

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 did not show up to a […]

Site lets students swap books, DVDs

Three GW alumni have developed a nationwide network for students to trade books as an alternative to paying what they said are expensive University bookstore prices. The Web site, Swapswop.com, encourages students to participate with the slogan “Why buy when you can swap.” Launched by three 2002 graduates in November 2003, the site operates using […]

New coach, same attitude for GW baseball

The GW baseball team’s season ended with a thud last May. First, the Colonials fell to Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Then, they became the only 40-win team in Division I baseball not to make the NCAA Tournament. And if that wasn’t enough, head coach Tom Walter left to take the vacant University […]

Cost of education rising as Bush reduces budget

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The warped existence of college life usually consists of creative ways to inject caffeine into an overworked body, underground music sharing, constant colds and the adventure of doing one’s own laundry. However, today students may have to consider forfeiting the “best four years of one’s life,” if the costs become too steep. […]

Colonials fall hard at Xavier, again

Instead of avenging last month’s one-point loss to Xavier, the GW men’s basketball team fell flat Wednesday night. But this time, it wasn’t close. The Musketeers handed the Colonials an 81-62 loss in front of 10,250 fans at the Cintas Center. Xavier repeatedly broke GW’s half-court trap and began the second half with a 17-3 […]

Full-time professionals share experiences with college students

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – In many ways, Tim Titus lacks the markings of a typical college professor. He doesn’t hold a PhD, has never published any scholarly work and spends most of his time working for LexisNexis Courtlink in Washington, D.C, where he is the director for litigation strategy. Yet every Thursday after work, Titus commutes […]