March 10, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 50

Stories from the March 10, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Men’s basketball team draws Georgia Tech in NCAAs

BOWIE, Md.- According to Tom Petty, waiting is the hardest part. But really, it was the easiest part for the GW men’s basketball team Sunday evening. The Colonials (22-7) locked up a pair of program firsts this weekend: an Atlantic 10 Tournament Title and an automatic NCAA Tournament bid, so watching the selection show at […]

SA Notes

Election result for Senate seat unchanged after recount A vote recount Monday for one of two undergraduate School of Business Senate seats revealed a slightly different result than the original tally, but it did not change the winner. Derek Platt, who ran on the Coalition for Reform slate and placed two votes behind second-place finisher […]

GW women set to face UNC tonight in NCAAs

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-As you walk on to the floor at the Dean E. Smith Center, your eyes are immediately drawn to the ceiling, where banners honoring almost 40 retired North Carolina legends hang. And even if Michael Jordan’s or James Worthy’s jersey were removed, the arena is still intimidating for visitors, with it sea of […]

Colonials relish underdog status against Jackets

NASHVILLE – Same bit, different day. The GW men’s basketball team is playing a highly regarded opponent, and like usual, people aren’t giving the Foggy Bottom crew much of a chance. To begin their quest to next week’s Albuquerque Regional and kick off their first NCAA Tournament trip since 1999, the No. 12 seeded Colonials […]


The article “Cold shoulder” (March 7, p.1) incorrectly stated that Marilyn Rubin, president of Columbia Plaza’s tenants association, talked to building manager Luz Aljami about student complaints. She never got in touch with Aljami, and instead spoke to another building employee.

Women’s basketball falls to North Carolina

Start the slideshow! Posted Tuesday, March 22, 9:31 p.m. Updated 11:56 p.m. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Some mountains are just too steep to climb. The No. 9 seed GW women’s basketball team fought until the end but could not overcome No. 1 seed North Carolina Tuesday night. The Colonials struggled offensively at the Dean E. […]

Taken “Hostage”

Want to know a fun fact? “Die Hard” is based on a book. Nope, I’m not kidding. So is “Die Hard 2.” And the same is true for the upcoming “Sin City.” Even the coolest action movies can have their roots in literature. “Hostage” (Miramax) is no different. Based on a novel by Robert Crais, […]

Women will face Mississippi in NCAA tournament

The GW women’s basketball team will play Mississippi in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday March 20. The No. 9 seed Colonials play No. 8 seed Lady Rebels in Chapel Hill, N.C. Mississippi went 19-10 this season, is a member of South Eastern Conference. GW (22-8) and Ole Miss have never faced each […]

Special Arabic program renewed for second year

After a successful debut last year, the Margaret and Edward W. Gnehm, Jr. Summer Honors Program in Arabic Language Studies is returning to GW for a second year. Named after the GW graduate and former ambassador to Jordan, the 12-week Arabic intensive program is being offered tuition-free to students who have a strong commitment to […]