April 7, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 55

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

Banks show gives Program Board no worries

The University will not be changing its standard security procedures for this weekend’s Spring Fling featuring rapper Lloyd Banks, planners said, despite the violence and controversy associated with his rap group. “(Banks) has had 25 to 30 college shows and had zero incidents,” said Eric Wiegand, executive vice chair of Program Board. “We definitely did […]

A seamless package

When David Sedaris entered Lisner auditorium he was greeted with wild applause. Rabid and casual fans alike came to hear him read and sign books to promote “Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim,” which was released last June. Sedaris smiled shyly, thanked the audience for coming and then launched into an hour and a […]

Crime Log

Drug Law Violation 3/30 – Mitchell Hall – 10:25 p.m. – case closed Community Living and Learning Center staff conducted an administrative search in response to a complaint about a suspicious odor. Nearly one gram of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia were found. Referred to SJS Liquor Law Violation 4/2 – Thurston Hall – 12:59 […]

Real entertainment

Whether he’s handing Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore his resume or playing a video game with Tara Reid, Boaz Frankel brings a new dynamic to entertainment news as the host of Clips & Quips, a program that GW-TV and nearly 30 other college television stations across the country have recently added to their line-up. “What […]

Democratic strategist accepts NAACP honors

Democratic political strategist and pundit Donna Brazile received the GW NAACP Minority Woman of Excellence Award Tuesday night in the Marvin Center. Brazile, a Louisiana native, rose through the political ranks to run Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign and work under President Clinton. Brazile is a regular guest on CNN’s “Inside Politics,” “American […]

Paris on the Potomac

Once upon a time, it was fashionable for Washingtonians to bash the French. After France decided not to support U.S. military decisions in Iraq – sacre bleu! Congress petulantly changed its menus from French fries to “freedom” fries, patriotic Americans shattered expensive bottles of French wine in the street and time-wasting jokers nationwide Googled the […]

Warm weather brings hot bats

As the weather warmed up in the D.C. area, the GW baseball team’s bats also heated up, producing 21 runs in two games this week. On Wednesday, the Colonials beat local rival George Mason 11-5 and Tuesday they routed Norfolk State 10-1. “Offensively we are getting more comfortable at the plate,” head coach Steve Mrowka […]

SA pres. escapes censure

The Student Association Senate voted 13-8-1 not to hold a hearing to censure President Omar Woodard Tuesday night over claims that he illegally paid a member of his administration $3,800 last summer. Woodard was accused of violating SA governing documents by using student funds to pay chief administrative officer Christian Washington to prepare the SA […]

Dissecting draft chances

When juniors Mike Hall and Pops Mensah-Bonsu declared for the NBA draft two weeks ago, GW basketball fans collectively gasped. On GWhoops.com, a popular Internet message board among the Colonial faithful, many thought it was a prank. Around campus, the players heard students pleading for their return. To some, it was unfathomable that after the […]

Lacrosse survives scare

The GW women’s lacrosse team tied a program record for most wins in a season with an 11-10 win over Longwood Wednesday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Senior Meghan McDonough and sophomore Laura Hostetler both scored twice in the win, GW’s eighth win this spring and fourth in a row. Hostetler also had three […]