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.

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 […]

Women eye fourth straight West title

After losing at La Salle in earlier this month, the GW women’s basketball team has righted its ship and risen to the top of the Atlantic 10. The Colonials are on a five-game winning streak and are currently in a three-way tie for first place in the A-10 West. All coach Joe McKeown’s club needs […]

Reporters face jail time for refusing to reveal sources

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – It’s a reporter’s consequential dilemma: Reveal your unnamed source as evidence in a grand jury case, or risk months of jail time if you refuse. Matthew Cooper of Time Magazine and Judith Miller of the New York Times have been in this quandary for months, after refusing to reveal their source in […]

GW stuns Dayton on Elliott’s last-second shot

Click here for slideshow! Posted Saturday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m. DAYTON, Ohio – With the game tied at 59 and the clock ticking down Saturday afternoon, the situation looked bleak. Dayton had the ball, seemingly poised to take the game’s last shot and re-capture the Atlantic 10 West lead. But GW sophomore Carl Elliott did […]

Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson

In a world where Michael Jackson continues to make headlines, it’s hard to believe that anything considered risqu? in 1963 could shock audiences today. However, director Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of “The Graduate” does just that. From the first notes of Simon and Garfunkel to the falling of the final curtain, this cinematic classic tantalizes […]