March 7, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 49

Stories from the March 7, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The unusual suspects: SA write-in candidates

Students casting ballots in last week’s Student Association election had the option of voting for write-in candidates. While some used this opportunity to vote for legitimate write-in-candidates such as Asher Corson and Tim Saccoccia, others placed votes for some more unusual candidates. Placido Domingo SA President Rembrant Q. Einstein Executive Vice President I don’t want […]


The sub-headline to the article “Show to benefit tsunami victims” (Feb. 28. p. 3) incorrectly stated that a tsunami variety show would take place March 5. It happened March 4.

Most GW teams complying with new rules

Collegiate athletic programs across the country will face an unpleasant reality if they do not re-focus on academics in the near future. In January, the NCAA adopted rules requiring universities to submit data showing graduation and retention rates and requiring institutions to graduate at least 50 percent of its student-athletes to avoid losing scholarships. The […]

Men clinch A-10 West

This one was for coach. In the midst of an extremely difficult couple of days for Karl Hobbs, the GW men’s basketball team came up with one of its biggest wins of the season, a 68-39 drubbing of Rhode Island in front of 6,306 fans at the Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. on Saturday afternoon. […]

Barnett to be next Hatchet editor in chief

Junior Michael Barnett will look to train more writers, churn out more special issues and update The Hatchet’s Web site more frequently as the newspaper’s next editor in chief. Hatchet editors voted Barnett, currently the senior news editor, to the newspaper’s top spot last week. Pending approval from the newspaper’s Board of Directors, he will […]

thefacebook stalkers

Two hundred and one GW students have formed a group to “save” Whitney Thomas, who is thinking about transferring to the University of Washington. At least 32 students think that Donkey Lips (think old-school Nickelodeon) is hot. Over 360 have publicly declared their virginity. And, if they want to, anybody at GW can find the […]

Virginia transportation institute on hold indefinitely

Construction of the Transportation Research Institute is cancelled indefinitely, and University officials said it is doubtful if the federally funded automotive safety center on the Virginia Campus will ever be built. University officials halted plans for construction of the highway safety research facility in August when Nabih Bedewi, the director of the Virginia Campus’ National […]

Column: A plan for the Dems

For some four months now the debate has raged – in classrooms, coffeehouses and wherever else us liberal-intellectual types supposedly congregate – over how and why John Kerry did not take the oath of office on January 20. The past election not only touched off concern about the Democrats inability to beat Bush, but the […]

With wins, women get title shot at home

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 […]