April 21, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 59

Stories from the April 21, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

SA Notes

Student Association President-elect Audai Shakour announced his seven nominees for cabinet positions Wednesday. Some nominees may face objection from the Senate, which must approve each cabinet member. Rules Committee Chairman-elect Chris Rotella, whose group will interview nominees on Thursday, said he will be looking for “qualified candidates.” Rotella, who ran on the Coalition for Reform, […]

Women’s basketball notes

Montana?a to join Connecticut Sun No team selected GW women’s basketball star Anna Monta?ana in last week’s WNBA draft, but she may still have a shot to play in the league. Tuesday, she signed a training camp contract with the Connecticut Sun. “I am excited to go,” Monta?ana said. “I think I have the best […]


The article “Students in dark about C-Cash policy” (April 18, p. 1) misspelled Kelly Cogswell’s name. A photo caption on the April 18 issue’s front page identified a Washington Nationals player as Brad Schneider. His name is Brian Schneider.

Taskforce examining switch to four-credit classes

A University taskforce is beginning to evaluate the feasibility of changing GW’s credit structure to a four by four system-four classes for four credits. A typical student’s schedule now consists of five classes for three credits each. Donald Lehman, executive vice president of Academic Affairs, announced the creation of the taskforce at the last Faculty […]

Professors holding finals before scheduled exam period

Despite recent efforts from the administration to encourage faculty to comply with the final examination scheduling policy, many professors are giving tests early again this year. Some professors continue to ignore the policy prohibiting them from administering final exams before their scheduled exam day unless their class unanimously agrees to change the testing day. Final […]

University to pay government $1.8 million for Bedewi fraud

The University agreed on a $1.8 million settlement with the Justice Department to reimburse funds embezzled by former professor Nabih Bedewi. The move came after Bedewi pled guilty last week to illegally diverting nearly a million dollars in federal funds into a private company he co-owned. Until June 2004, Bedewi was the director of the […]

GW tries to cut red tape

When freshman Alex Riley did not get the sophomore housing arrangement she had hoped for in early March, her mother called the Office of Parent Services. The office directed her to a Community Living and Learning Center representative who told Riley that her problem would likely be solved within a few weeks. One month later […]

Day to perform at The Vern

Howie Day will be performing at the Mount Vernon Campus’ Fountain Day on April 30. Program Board, the Mount Vernon Programming Council and Class Council sponsor the annual event. 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 […]

Film Review: “The Interpreter”

Every day, United Nations speeches are translated into hundreds of different languages. Those unsung workers get their moment of glory in “The Interpreter,” Sydney Pollack’s (“The Firm”) political thriller. Unfortunately, UN interpretation turns out to be about as interesting as you thought it would be, even when murder is involved. Translator Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) […]

Greek Briefs

Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity raises funds for soldier care packages The Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity raised about $300 in donations and member contributions to fund care packages for soldiers in Iraq at a free barbecue last week. The fraternity gave the money to My Soldier’s Angel, an organization that sends care packages to U.S. soldiers […]