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.

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 […]

Calendar

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 […]

Corrections

The article “SMPA considers Kalb” (April 7, p. 1) incorrectly stated that the head of the School of Media and Public Affairs is a dean. That person carries the title of director. Additionally, professor Al May should have been referred to as a former interim director, not former director. The article also inaccurately said an […]

Banks brings game to Quad

Thousands of students came out on a sunny Saturday to Spring Fling, which featured an oxygen bar, sky diving simulation and a headline performance from rapper Lloyd Banks on University Yard Saturday. Banks, a D.C.-area native from New Carrollton, is a member of 50 Cent’s rap group G-Unit. Banks took the stage at about 8:30 […]

SPJ names The Hatchet best in region

For the second straight year, The Hatchet took home the best non-daily newspaper award for the mid-Atlantic region at the Society of Proffesional Journalists’ regional conference. The award puts The Hatchet in contention to repeat as the nation’s best non-daily paper. The SPJ will announce national winners at its annual September convention, held this year […]

Perkins loans may be cut

GW is urging students to contact their congressional representatives and express their support for the federal Perkins Loan program, which President Bush scheduled for elimination in his 2006 budget. More than 2,141 GW students receiving $3.8 million in Perkins Loans as part of their financial aid packages could be affected by the move. Ruth Hoch, […]

Shakour transitions into SA president’s office

After a prolonged election marked by legal battles, Student Association President-elect Audai Shakour is making preparations for his transition into office. Shakour, who beat Ben Traverse (CCAS-U) in a run-off election two weeks ago, said plans for his administration next year are progressing steadily. He has already begun working on his most important programs for […]