March 24, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 51

Stories from the March 24, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Mock Trial wins national competition

The GW Mock Trial team achieved a new level of success over spring break, when it won the American Mock Trial Association National Tournament held at Stetson University in St. Petersburg, Fla. The club’s national tournament team, which participated in the contest, sent nine members to compete with 47 other college delegations from around the […]


Thursday “The Middle East Today: A Region in Turmoil” Lecture from Shapiro professor Edward Gnehm 6:30 to 8 p.m. Elliott School of International Affairs, Room 213 “Russian Power and the Modern Russian Media” Dimitry Strovskiy from Ural State University to speak 12:30 to 2 p.m. Elliott School of International Affairs, Voesar Conference Room RSVP to […]

Business school honors CEO

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was one of several guests who came to support their former classmate Edward Liddy, named CEO of the year by the Business School at the Four Seasons hotel Wednesday. Liddy, who received his M.B.A. from GW in 1972, heads up the Allstate Corporation, an insurance company. University staff and […]

Presidential runoff passes quietly

A gloomy, rainy day and sparse campaign activity Wednesday marked a stark contrast from the last two weeks of legal battles that have characterized the Student Association presidential election run-off. The latest ruling in the contest between juniors Ben Traverse and Audai Shakour, the top two finishers in the SA general election three weeks ago, […]

Crime Log

Destruction 3/21 – Hall On Virginia Avenue – open case A University Police officer removed a vandalized poster in the elevator lobby. Residents on the second floor said that a J Street poster near the elevators had recently been defaced with obscene words directed toward the food service provider Aramark. Harassment 3/20 – Strong Hall […]

University seeks to finalize harrassment policy

The University is taking steps to make its interim sexual harassment policy permanent by the end of the academic year. Donald Lehman, executive vice president for academic affairs, put together a committee of students and staff on Feb. 21 to create a permanent policy for the University. The interim policy, which the Faculty Senate last […]

MPD arrests robbers who struck campus

Two male students were robbed on campus – one of them less than a block away from University Police headquarters – minutes apart on Tuesday. Two suspected robbers, who were later apprehended, allegedly showed a small gun to a student at about 2:15 a.m. near 21st and G streets. UPD is headquartered at Woodhull House […]

Tuesday fire in Thurston not as big as 1979 blaze

Tuesday morning’s fire in Thurston Hall, which cost an estimated $10,000 dollars in damage and left one student in critical condition, was the dorm’s worst fire in recent memory. But over two decades ago, Thurston suffered another tragedy, when a fifth floor blaze injured dozens of students. It all started when no less than 11 […]

Students honor deceased friends

Two GW students who passed away last year will be remembered on campus thanks to efforts to organize memorials in their honor. Friends of Jennifer Dierdorff and Hasan Hussein, who both took their own lives last spring semester, are working on projects to commemorate the two students. Dierdorff’s memorial fund plans to name a bench […]

Not a false alarm

Thurston Hall residents living on the same floor as a student severely burned in a fire Tuesday said their exit from the building was delayed because of crowded stairwells. Many ninth floor residents also admitted they did not leave the building quickly because they thought the fire alarm was just another of the dorm’s notorious […]