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.

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 […]

Students produce WB public affairs TV program

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The Sunday morning political talk show has been a tradition for network television since the technology first made its appearance in American living rooms. Yet one such show broadcasting out of Washington is adding a new spin to an old staple. The weekly public affairs show “WB Now,” aired on the Washington […]

SMPA considers Kalb

Former CBS and NBC correspondent and current host of The Kalb Report Marvin Kalb is one of two candidates being considered to take over the School of Media and Public Affairs. The SMPA’s top post still remains vacant as GW approaches the end of the academic year. The prolonged search for a new dean has […]

Pharmacists refuse to fill birth control prescriptions

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Increasingly, women across the country are finding it more difficult to fill prescriptions for birth control pills and emergency contraceptives. Pharmacists citing religious and moral opposition to the medications are refusing to fill prescriptions. Though a national debate, the issue over pharmacists’ rights is quickly reaching college campuses. “Contraception is a basic […]

Graduate programs look toward liberal arts focus

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Columbia University’s top-rated graduate school of journalism announced the creation of a new master of arts program in late March for veteran journalists to refine their knowledge in a chosen discipline — science, politics, economics and business. The announcement breathed new life into a three-year-old debate started by the university’s president that, […]