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.

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 […]

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 […]