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.

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 […]

Crime Log

Simple Assault 2/27 – Thurston Hall – open case A female resident awoke to find a young man kneeling over her and touching her back. She screamed and chased him out of the room. UPD issued a flash lookout based on the student’s description of the man but were unable to find anyone. It is […]

Women advance to A-10 final

For the second time in three seasons, the GW women’s basketball team will play for the Atlantic 10 Championship on its home court. In the second semifinal Sunday, the Colonials easily defeated Richmond 63-44 at the Smith Center. GW (22-7) now will face No. 16 Temple (ESPN/USA Today) Monday at 5 p.m. The game will […]

Fire guts part of Foggy Bottom senior center

Click to start the slideshow. Two elderly people were taken to GW Hospital and scores more were treated for smoke inhalation and other injuries after a large fire engulfed a floor of St. Mary’s Court Tuesday. At 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, a man living on the senior center’s fifth floor dropped a cigarette and his clothes […]

Candidacy of lone EVP hopeful in jeopardy

Executive vice presidential candidate Morgan Corr will be disqualified from this week’s Student Association election if three new violations against him are upheld. In an unexpected development, former Sen. Asher Corson and Sen. Tim Saccoccia (CCAS-U) have announced write-in campaigns for the position, the former making his candidacy public after Corr’s alleged infractions. Corson is […]

The Law is on your side

Heads nodded to the alluring beats of junior Jinmi Lawson, as he performed his song “Naija o” alongside Viola Pedro and vocalist Mackenzie Howard in the Marvin Center Ballroom last Thursday night. Staged at The Organization of African Student’s A Taste of Africa event, the hip-hop song described Lawson’s life growing up in Nigeria. “I’ve […]

A-10 honors Beck, Montana?a and Simmonds

The GW women’s basketball team cleaned up at the annual Atlantic 10 awards banquet Wednesday night at the Marriott Washington. Freshman Kimberly Beck was named Rookie of the Year and seniors Anna Montana?a and Jessica Simmonds were named first and second team all-conference players respectively. Beck, a point guard from Fairburn, Ga., has won multiple […]

GW extends Hobbs’s contract through 2011

Men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs may or may not lead the Colonials to the NCAA Tournament next month, but GW officials didn’t wait that long to make a decision about his future. The University extended the fourth-year head coach’s contract through 2011. Terms of the three-year extension were not disclosed. The timing of the […]