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.

WEB UPDATE: Monta?ana signs with Connecticut Sun

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 1:50 a.m. No team selected GW women’s basketball star Anna Monta?ana in Saturday’s WNBA draft, but she may still have a shot to play in the league. Tuesday, she signed a contract with the Connecticut Sun. “I am excited to go,” Monta?ana said. “I think I have the best chance to […]

National student movement pushes Coca-Cola ban

A growing student movement yet to hit GW is attempting to stop Coca-Cola Company products from being sold on campus because of the company’s alleged human rights abuses. The Campaign to Stop Killer Coke, a grassroots organization based in New York, has reached 90 campuses worldwide and is encouraging colleges to eliminate their contracts with […]

The Rhodes less traveled

In the eyes of most, senior Don Goodson has it all. Respected by his professors and revered by his classmates, Goodson is preparing to depart GW after a highly successful college career that has included internships at the Department of Homeland Security and the American Embassy in Paris. Goodson has been awarded numerous scholarships, has […]

SAC receives record applications for excellence awards

The Student Activities Center received a record-high 148 applicants for the annual Excellence Awards, which honor students and student organizations. The awards were distributed at a Thursday night ceremony featuring student performances. They honored, among other things, community service projects, student organization advisors and performance groups. SAC also had its highest number of applicants, 37, […]

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 […]