April 11, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 56

Stories from the April 11, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Cruising the city with Segway

The Segway is not for the shy. This is the first thing I noticed once manager Craig Davidson of Capital Segway let me take the transportation device for a five-hour test drive. As I cruised throughout Georgetown and Foggy Bottom, I continually received looks from passersby. While some onlookers hurled jeers (“Did daddy buy that […]

The cerebral key

Ah, the Information Age. For more than 50 years, it has proven that an economy can be based on data manipulation and storage, and has created a world where knowledge workers outnumber factory drones. Electronic innovations have bridged global barriers and made previously scarce data available to the masses. But today one nagging question remains: […]

Baseball rips A-10 champs

The GW baseball team won its first Atlantic 10 series of the year after beating St. Bonaventure 10-1 Sunday at Barcroft Park. The Colonials and Bonnies split a doubleheader Saturday in Arlington, Va. St. Bonaventure (13-12, 3-6 A-10) won the A-10 Championship last season and received the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA regional. Junior […]

Women shine at GW Invite

A sun-soaked Washington Harbor provided the backdrop for the 18th annual GW Invitational Crew Classic on Saturday. Schools from around the nation joined the Colonials, including local rivals Georgetown, George Mason, Navy, and the University of Virginia. Virginia captured the overall title, taking four first-place finishes, three second-places, and two third-place finishes to compile 67 […]

Lacrosse’s win streak ends at five

A 9-8 loss to Duquesne Sunday at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex snapped the GW lacrosse team’s five game win streak. On Friday, the Colonials were on the opposing end of a close one, beating St. Bonaventure 9-8. GW (9-3, 3-1 Atlantic 10) battled Duquesne throughout, but ended up falling in overtime when Laura App […]

Women’s lacrosse team comes of age

On March 3, 2002 the GW women’s lacrosse team made its first appearance as a Division I squad, beating Marist 10-3. The team, comprised of club players, walk-ons and just nine freshmen recruits, won just four games in their inaugural season and went 0-7 in the Atlantic 10. Three years later, things have definitely changed. […]

Water polo drops pair to tough teams

The GW women’s water polo team dropped two if its three matches this past weekend, each of which were against league opponents. The Colonials opened the weekend with an 18-7 victory over Salem International Saturday at the Smith Center. Senior captain Taraneh Bastani paced GW with three goals, while sophomores Morgan Hooker and Alessia Dinkel, […]

Campus to host Jackie Robinson Week events

Jackie Robinson was not a product of his time. A decade before the Civil Rights movement, before Martin Luther King Jr. and before Rosa Parks, he broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier. When Robinson made his Brooklyn Dodgers debut on April 15, 1947, the racist structure that plagued baseball for half a century began to […]


Monday Discussion about the American multiracial experience 7 to 9 p.m. Mt. Vernon Campus Sponsored by R.E.A.L. Conversations and Re:Mix Showing of “The Guantanamobile Project” Documentary about the history of Guantanamo Bay 7:30 to 9:30 pm Marvin Center Third Floor Amphitheatre Sponsored by GW Amnesty International Tuesday Oxfam Hunger Banquet Banquet to promote awareness of […]

GW Briefs

Monumental early-bird tickets on sale until April 15 Seniors have until April 15 to buy reduced-priced tickets to GW’s annual graduation bash, Monumental Celebration. Early-bird tickets for the 2005 Commencement party are $49 for graduating seniors and $55 for everyone else. They can be purchased at http://gwired.gwu.edu/monumental. After April 15, seniors and all other guests […]