May 2, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 62

Stories from the May 2, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

News analysis: Neighbors warm up to University

After years of facing expansion into their community and dealing with administrators they said were unresponsive, residents of Foggy Bottom and the West End grew to distrust GW. A point came when residents began to reject nearly every University initiative, simply because of the source. But since January the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission, a community […]

A cappella groups face off in Marvin Center

GW’s seven a cappella groups sang for top honors Thursday night at the annual Battle of the A Cappella Groups. The Troubadours, a co-ed group, took home the top prize of best all-around group. Emocapella, the GW Pitches, the GW Vibes, Shiluv, the Sirens and Sons of Pitch were the other groups competing in seven […]

Writing conference honors deceased student

At a writing conference on the first anniversary of former student Hasan Hussain’s death, freshman Saif Inam described his best friend with one word: “revolutionary.” “He expressed to me that he wanted to write against oppressive institutions,” Inam said. “He had radical, new, insane ideas all the time. He refused to budge from his values […]

Investment company organizes wallet scavenger hunt on campus

Students could win up to $100 Tuesday by participating in an online scavenger hunt. The New Age Investor, a company aimed at educating young adults about money management and financial decision-making techniques, is sponsoring a virtual Wallet Hunt for GW students as a marketing ploy. At least five “wallets” redeemable for between $25 and $100 […]

Column: Save the filibuster

Over the past few weeks, the battle over judicial filibusters has spread like wildfire. Everyone has an opinion, and few have has hesitated to share it. The religious right has thrown barbs saying that Democrats are opposed to religion – the very reason they are opposing the appointment of a number of the president’s judicial […]

Letters to the Editor

Advice for advising When I received an e-mail today from the Student Association asking me to complete a survey about advisers at GW, I thought, “Wow, maybe someone else has noticed that advisers here suck.” Although I usually avoid surveys, I was glad to complete one on something that I have strongly felt is lacking […]

Golf finishes second in R.I.

The University of Rhode Island Spring Invitational, held in Portsmouth, R.I., at the Green Valley Country Club, resembled a professional major in some ways. Rain inundated the course, shortening the event to 18 holes. The Colonials now feel like they are wearing the green jacket. The squad placed second overall in the rain-shortened event with […]

Women fall in finale

With the regular season title up for grabs, the GW women’s lacrosse team fell short at Temple Sunday, losing 11-10 in overtime. The team secured a spot in the Atlantic 10 Championship last weekend and will be the three seed in the four-team tournament. “Overall they are disappointed,” head coach Chrissy Lombard said. “But they […]

Varsity Roundup

Softball The GW softball team recorded 15 hits, a season-high, beating Atlantic 10 foe Temple 7-3 in the first game of a double-header in Philadelphia on Sunday. Sophomore Elana Meyers finished 4-for-5 with a homerun and three runs scored. Temple captured the second game 3-1. Freshman Katie Miller recorded her first collegiate victory as the […]

Gelman adopts mother duck

A duck that kept her eggs warm in front of the Treasury Department building before having them hatch last weekend has apparently started a trend in the neighborhood. For the past month, employees of the Gelman Library have been caring for a mother duck that is keeping 12 of her eggs warm next to the […]