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.


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 […]

Softball pulls even in A-10

The GW softball team split its doubleheader at home against Dayton on Saturday. The Colonials are 9-21 overall, but after beating the Flyers (3-5, 14-13-1 Atlantic 10) once, GW is an even 4-4 in A-10 play. “We had fun (Saturday) with a real team effort trying to win a couple of games that we need […]

Losing it his own way

A crowd of anxious students gathers at the front of a lecture hall, eager to pester their professor for more credit on a recent test. “Tell him I am on the pissed side of pissed,” the professor declares in a thick accent that both demands attention and piques curiosity. Another student steps up, also disappointed […]

Monta?ana goes undrafted by WNBA teams

Graduating women’s basketball player Anna Monta?ana was surprised to watch the WNBA draft take place Saturday without hearing her name called. But the forward said she has not given up on her professional aspirations, and is considering playing in Europe. “I was very disappointed,” Monta?ana said. “I thought I was going to go at least […]

Nationals a hit in new hometown

Major League Baseball is born again in the diamond-shaped city. Reuniting wasn’t supposed to feel so cold. To stay warm on this chilly Saturday night – and celebrate Vinny Castilla’s fourth inning two-run homer – the RFK Stadium crowd of nearly 35,000 jumps up and down in unison, violently shaking the faded maroon, yellow and […]

Editorial: Keep us informed

In June 2004, the University changed its long-standing policy of seizing remaining Colonial Cash at the end of the academic year. Conveniently, they neglected to publicize the change in a way that would inform most students. The new policy provides for rollover of GWorld funds, allowing students to utilize their points for 35 months after […]

Baseball downs Richmond

The GW baseball team has developed a heated rivalry with Richmond over the past few seasons. This year, the Colonials now have the early upper hand. Despite falling to the Spiders 10-9 on Sunday, GW won the both ends of a doubleheader Saturday, winning the series 2-1. “It’s a huge rivalry for us so it’s […]

Column: Not the solution

“Personal accounts do not solve the issue.” What issue, you ask? Why, the Social Security solvency issue, that nagging little problem that means by 2041, the retirement fund will be completely bankrupt. Who, you ask, would say such a thing? Maybe the AARP, a Democratic spokesperson, or some other raging liberal organization committed to expanding […]