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.

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 […]

New research procedures upset faculty

Some faculty researchers are livid with administrators over new mandatory training on fiscal responsibility and ethics. A March 29 e-mail from Carol Sigelman, associate vice president for Research and Graduate Studies, informed faculty members that principle investigators must now take 90-minute training sessions. Principle investigators are the professors responsible for carrying out a research project […]

An ode to ‘God’s most pathetic creatures’

“Fever Pitch” probably won’t please many Red Sox diehards, but is that really possible anyway? Bostonians are never happy. We take what is said about our team and our fans personally. Which is why if you’re a Sox fan, I suggest taking a few deep breaths if you choose to see this movie. You will […]

University to put off salary increases

Most University employees will not receive their yearly pay raise next year if the Board of Trustees approves a switch to an 18-month salary hike cycle. The move, expected to be confirmed by the Board in May, will affect almost all University employees, from janitors to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. The pay of some […]

Crew preps for GW Invitational

Teams from across the country will gather on the Potomac River for the 18th annual GW Invitational Crew Classic on Saturday. The event, hosted by the Colonials, is the largest collegiate rowing competition in the D.C. area. Held during the 2005 National Cherry Blossom Festival, the GW Invitational attracts many spectators out enjoying the annual […]