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.

Greek Briefs

Greek-letter groups show their spirit at game The Interfraternity Council, the Panhellenic Association and the Multicultural Greek Council called on all Greek-letter groups to support the men’s basketball team at its last home game Tuesday night. “We encouraged all Greek people to come out and wear their letters,” Panhellenic President Kelly Shea said. “The game […]

Column: Fix the housing debacle

It’s that time of year again when friends and current roommates fess up to the fact that each can’t stand the other’s music, one is too messy, one too loud and those treacherous words must be uttered: I can’t live with you. Well thanks to GW, now you can avoid all the discomfort of figuring […]

President Bush returns to U.S. after mending fences in Europe

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush returned from Europe late last Thursday, after a weeklong effort to heal the rift between the U.S. and Europe specifically in stabilizing a war-torn Iraq. His goodwill trip included meetings with traditional U.S. allies in Germany, Belgium and France, as well as a stop in the newly formed […]

Men no match for St. Joe’s

As senior night came to an ill-fated close Tuesday, Pops Mensah-Bonsu launched a soft Robert Ferguson jump-shot attempt into the stands like a beach ball. While the long sedated crowd came to for a moment, the cathartic block – which the officials deemed goaltending – could ease the frustration for the GW men’s basketball team, […]

The Kennedy Center vs. The Strathmore

Several weeks ago the curtain rose to reveal the newest battle within the District. No, it has nothing to do with politics – it isn’t even a fight between the neighbors of Foggy Bottom and the University. This battle has become music to the ears of D.C. and Maryland residents, who now have twice as […]

Financial aid options for gay, lesbian students growing

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – In many ways, financial aid awards are like cable television channels: There’s one for every nook of society. In addition to general need-based aid packages, thousands of scholarships exist to specifically target certain majors, geographic regions or ethnic minorities. However, one segment of the student population historically left out of the mix […]

GW set to host A-10s

The Atlantic 10 women’s basketball tournament begins Friday at GW and encompasses four days and 11 games. As the Smith Center braces for 12 teams, media members and fans from all over the conference, GW Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz sees this as opportunity for GW women’s basketball and the school. But he also has […]

Film Review: Be Coolr

The novels of pulp author Elmore Leonard have provided the foundation for a few wonderfully realized film adaptations. Steven Soderbergh brought his too-cool-for-school stylistics to his version “Out of Sight,” Quentin Tarantino took Leonard’s book “Rum Punch” and created the subtle yet great “Jackie Brown,” and ten years ago, Barry Sonnenfeld brought “Get Shorty” to […]

Facebook faces lawsuits, competition

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Only one year after the launch of the most popular online college directory, thefacebook.com faces lawsuits and competition from mock Web sites trying to get on board this Internet phenomenon. Connectu.com, a similar online directory Web site launched more than two years ago at Harvard by three sophomores Divya Naredren and twin […]

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 […]