April 14, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 57

Stories from the April 14, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

‘World News Tonight’ anchor announces he has lung cancer

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – ABC’s “World News Tonight” anchor Peter Jennings, 66, announced last week that he has lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Lung cancer is hard to detect early and difficult to treat. “Almost 10 million […]

Rosenblat’s big day powers GW

The leadoff spot is not normally reserved for a power hitter. But apparently, Brad Rosenblat never got that message. The senior drove in eight runs in the GW baseball team’s 14-8 win at Towson Tuesday afternoon. Rosenblat went 3-for-5 on the day, hitting a three-run home run, a two-run double, a two-run single and a […]

Hunger strike wins higher wages for Georgetown workers

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Student protestors at Georgetown University savored their success at a celebration Friday afternoon, after a hunger strike won higher wages and better benefits for some university workers. A crowd of about 200 students, staff and special guests celebrated with festivities including a lavish picnic. Speakers at the celebration included DC Delegate Eleanor […]

Pikiell and Lucas to leave

Stony Brook University announced the hiring of former GW associate head coach Steve Pikiell on Wednesday at a press conference held in the school’s sports complex. Pikiell is the 10th head coach in Stony Brook’s history and takes the reins from former coach Nick Macarchuk. Pikiell has been a member of GW head coach Karl […]

Administrators to discuss controversial policy with faculty

University officials have committed to working more closely with faculty in discussing new research guidelines, which have been the subject of a slew of complaints in the last two weeks. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee met with Carol Sigelman, associate vice president for research and graduate studies, on Monday to address many professors’ concerns that […]

Column: Breaking the real curse

Karl Hobbs never saw it first hand, but he knew it existed. He heard about it, so he stayed away. African Americans just didn’t go to Fenway Park in the 1970s. The city’s sparkling green jewel represented a racist organization, a place where a white crowd often taunted, threatened and even physically accosted those with […]

Group to offer free tours of D.C.

Washingtonians will have the opportunity to take any of 55 free neighborhood walking tours this weekend through areas such as Brookland, Takoma Park and U Street. Cultural Tourism D.C., a coalition of 103 cultural neighborhood organizations, is sponsoring the program to promote all of D.C. as a destination for cultural tourism, said Laura Brower, director […]

SJS gives Greeks self-governance

Student Judicial Services will no longer hear some cases involving infractions by Greek-letter groups after it granted fraternities and sororities self-governance last month. SJS gave the Panhellenic Association and the Interfraternity Council, the governing organizations for sororities and fraternities, the authority to hear cases and discipline its groups. The Panhellenic Association and IFC governing councils […]

Calendar

Thursday Chalk-In Relieve stress by drawing on the sidewalk in front of Gelman Library 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Counseling Center Da Vinci and Modern Culture Lecture by Father John Debicki of the Prelature of Opus Dei 6:30 to 8 p.m. Marvin Center Room 405 Sponsored by GWU Knights of Columbus and […]