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.

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 […]

Column: Final thoughts on a whirlwind postseason

Travel, I’ve had my share. After spending a combined six days in Cincinnati and Nashville, I feel like I’ve been everywhere. I didn’t exactly cross the deserts bare or breathe any mountain air, but I did see a nice chunk of the country these past few weeks. Now, after five states, 16 total hours on […]

Women rise, then fall in North Carolina

Start the slideshow! Start the slideshow! 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. Smith Center and were bounced from the NCAA […]

Varsity Roundup

Golf Golf finishes fourth at William and Mary Invitational Senior Brian Carroll shot a three-over-par 147 to place second individually in the William and Mary Invitational in Williamsburg, Va. on Monday. The Colonials placed fourth as a team. Sophomore Jack Tyler was the next best Colonial finisher, carding an eight-over-par 152. William and Mary topped […]

Tourney run gets fouled up

Start the slideshow! NASHVILLE-Remember the rambunctious kid on the playground? You know, the one who looked like he might have the potential to out-jump, out-run and out-hustle almost anybody – but just wasn’t quite there yet? That was the GW men’s basketball team Friday night. The No. 12 seeded Colonials stayed within a few points […]