April 18, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 58

Stories from the April 18, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Military mom gives gator aid

As the occupation of Iraq enters its third year and both resources and morale are being stretched, Americans throughout the nation continue to rally energy and materials in an effort to uplift the troops. One such person is Mary Skelton, the mother of a GW alumnus and soldier, who started what has become The Gator […]

Geography department head wins Trachtenberg teaching prize

Marie Price, the chair of the geography department, will receive the annual Trachtenberg Teaching Prize next month. The award, which carries a $1,000 honorarium, will be presented at the May 22 Commencement ceremony. Price has been teaching at GW since she graduated from Syracuse University with a doctorate degree in geography. A specialist in Latin […]

Preparing for the Saudi assignment

Stephanie Hallett recently had her first dream in Arabic. The language did not come easily for Hallett, who has been attending intensive language study at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute in Virginia for the last five months. But after five hours of class every day, plus an expected two or three hours of additional […]

WEB UPDATE: Two women’s basketball players to transfer

Posted Monday, April 18, 10:18 p.m. Next season the GW women’s basketball team will be without sophomores Amanda LoCascio and Kristina Gineitis – the players will transfer at the end of the semester. “They have both signed their releases and will be transferring,” head coach Joe McKeown said in an interview Monday night. A chronic […]


Monday Jambocial Live jazz, rock and acoustic performances 9 to 10:30 p.m. Marvin Center Hippodrome Sponsored by the Soundtrack Living and Learning Community Burma Freedom Week: Documentary screening 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center rm. 401 Sponsored by the U.S. Campaign for Burma (GWU) Tuesday Safer Sex Party Free food, condoms and safe sex information […]

WEB UPDATE: Howie Day to perform at Mount Vernon

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 1:03 a.m. Singer-songwriter Howie Day will be performing at the Mount Vernon Campus’ Fountain Day on April 30. Program Board officials have been keeping the identity of the performer secret, but Day’s management confirmed Tuesday afternoon that he would be playing at GW despite a show here not being listed on […]

GW Briefs

District Market stops selling cages bird eggs District Market discontinued selling eggs from caged birds after a student petition called for the on-campus grocery store to terminate its sales. Students brought the petition, which had more than 1,000 signatures, before Aramark about six weeks ago. Aramark operates the Marvin Center’s dining venues. Aramark then met […]


Correction The article “A free-for-all?” (April 14, p. 1) mistakenly said junior Brian Weiss acquired a 40-gigabyte iPod for free. He got a 20-gigabyte iPod.

Former professor pleads guilty to embezzlement

Nabih Bedewi, the GW professor arrested in October and accused of stealing nearly $1 million in federal funds, pleaded guilty to the charges in court Wednesday. Bedewi, who headed GW’s National Crash Analysis Center until June, stood accused of funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into a private company he part-owned. He is also suspected […]

Students in the dark about Colonial Cash rollover policy

The GWorld Office in 2004 implemented a new policy allowing Colonial Cash points to roll over from year to year, instead of expiring in May. But in interviews last week, many students and staff said the University is doing a poor job of informing people about the 10-month-old reform. Under the current policy, which went […]