March 28, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 52

Stories from the March 28, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Crime Log

Assault With Deadly Weapon 12/19/04 – Hall on Virginia Avenue – case closed One roommate became angry with the other and began flailing his arms, waving a serrated butter knife in his hand. He then struck his roommate in the right shoulder with the knife. The wound required three stitches. This event was reported March […]

Shakour, Traverse await fate with JEC

Student Association President-elect Audai Shakour is still in danger of being barred from assuming his position. The Joint Election Committee will decide by Friday if the junior committed two campaign violations that would nullify his victory. Shakour has five violations and faces an infraction for an online message allegedly sent over the social Web site […]

TV show pilot taped at GW

“On Background,” a new television show hosted by professor Steve Roberts, took center stage Monday night in a packed Jack Morton Auditorium for its first taping. In its pilot episode, the interview show welcomed ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson. Roberts and creator-producer Reena Ninan, a GW graduate, hope a major television network will buy the […]

Hidden camera tip prompts UPD search

A likely practical joke turned out to be no laughing matter for three female freshmen living in the Hall on Virginia Avenue. An anonymous tip about a hidden spy camera located in a fourth floor HOVA room led to a search by University Police investigators that didn’t turn up any digital Peeping Toms. Community Director […]

Shakour to be confirmed as next SA president

Posted Friday, April 1, 6:55 p.m. Junior Audai Shakour will be the next president of the Student Association, the Joint Elections Committee announced early Friday evening. The JEC acquitted the winner of last week’s run-off of one of two violations brought against him and will certify him as the president-elect of the SA. JEC chairman […]

Hitching a ride

Senior Keith Raine wanted to pick his girlfriend up from the airport when she returned after a weekend away. While he could have called a cab, taken public transportation or bummed a ride from a buddy, Raine wanted to ride in style. Regardless of the District of Columbia’s convenient Metro, bus and taxi systems, life […]

Column: The perception of normal

While having dinner with some family friends a few weeks ago, a comment was made that happened to snatch my attention away from my steak. “Have you seen that show ‘Desperate Housewives’?’” “Yeah,” my aunt replied. “It’s unbelievable! You don’t think people really think housewives are like that? How can they put that on TV? […]

The virtue of snap judgments

AUSTIN, Texas, March 13 – Malcolm Gladwell steps on stage, his gently receding hairline overshadowed by the large Afro hovering above it. Sleek, stylish jeans and a track jacket hug his small frame, and his comically oversized fingers begin twitching while a volunteer attaches a microphone to the collar of his jacket. The South by […]

Cherry Blossom festival begins

As part of an annual testament to the conclusion of winter, millions will journey to the banks of the Potomac tidal basin between now and April 10 to gaze in wonder at a sea of pink blossoms adorning Washington’s legendary Japanese cherry trees. This year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival, which will mark the 93rd anniversary […]