March 3, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 48

Stories from the March 3, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Women host first tourney since 1993

Last year, St. Joseph’s knocked the No. 1 seeded GW women’s basketball team out of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. This year, the Colonials are the top seed in the conference tourney, but coach Joe McKeown does not want his team to fall into the same trap. After a first-round bye, GW (20-7, 13-3 A-10) will […]

Students search for job at career fair

Employers at Monday’s Career Fair said the job market is still lagging, but they have more positions to offer graduating seniors now than in years past. “I’d say the job market is a little bit brighter from last year to this year,” said Karen Snider, a recruiter for TRAK Legal. She added, however, that the […]

Shakour and Traverse in presidential run-off, Corr wins EVP

Posted March 4, 3:49 A.M. Updated 4:43 a.m. Presidential candidate Ben Traverse finished first in the Student Association election and will compete in a run-off with second place finisher Audai Shakour, the Joint Elections Committee announced at 3:45 a.m. Friday. The electoral governing body did not release the official tally for each contender; no presidential […]

SA candidates fake policy, have laughs at debate

As snow fell silently outside the School of Media and Public Affairs building Monday night, the seven Student Association presidential candidates plowed through policy goals in the campaign season’s only debate. The debate, co-sponsored by the SA and the Phi Eta Sigma honor society, featured candidates C.J. Calloway, Jon Ostrower, Henry Roosevelt, Audai Shakour, Lamar […]

Senators call off boycott

Student Association senators have indefinitely postponed a boycott of J Street after two “successful” meetings with Aramark that should lead to changes in some venues. Ryan DeMerlis (ESIA-U) and Tim Saccoccia (CCAS-U) co-sponsored a Student Advancement Day bill last month that called for students to meet with Aramark and University officials to discuss inadequacies with […]

Web Update: Coalition for Reform takes majority of undergraduate seats

Posted Friday, March 4, 3:05 p.m. The Coalition for Reform slate took the vast majority of undergraduate seats in this year’s Student Association election, which saw almost 200 fewer voters than last year. The Joint Elections Committee, which oversees the SA elections, released the numbers Friday morning following an incomplete night of vote counting. Freshman […]

Colonial Cash expands near campus

Students can now use their GWorld cards at off-campus food venues such as Quiznos, Wingo’s, The Perfect Pita and Washington Deli. The boutique Expressions and the Eurospa salon are also new to the program, which added 12 new Colonial Cash partners this semester. The only businesses GW added to the program last year were the […]

Class to oversee endowment

GW will give two-dozen graduate students the opportunity to manage $1 million of its endowment starting in the fall. Donald Lindsey, GW’s chief investment officer and a professional lecturer in finance, said the class for MBA students would be designed to give them real-world experience in investment management. “I think it teaches them that it’s […]

Baseball legend receives Congressional Gold Medal from President Bush

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – For the first time since the 2004 election, President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry shared a stage Wednesday to honor baseball’s greatest hero, Jackie Robinson. Distinguished members of congress, civil rights leaders, Robinson’s family and members of the Red Sox baseball team gathered in the U.S. Capitol rotunda to present […]