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.

Rain changes Fountain Day

A soggy Fountain Day on the Mount Vernon Campus forced a Saturday performance by guitar player and singer Howie Day to be held indoors before a smaller-than-expected crowd. The event, held annually to celebrate the end of the semester as well as the turning on of the Mount Vernon fountain, was expected to draw more […]

Thumbs Up Thumbs Down

The “not-so-secret society,” GW’s Order of the Hippo, held numerous events in the past week with the help of University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. While the group provides networking opportunities for students interested in forging relationships with University administrators, the Order of the Hippo showcases a potential GW double standard. SJS must investigate the activities […]

Mensah-Bonsu denies hiring agent, promoting Daedalus party

The University is demanding that promoters stop using copyrighted images of its men’s basketball players and trademarked logos to advertise parties. Pictures of senior T.J. Thompson and junior Pops Mensah-Bonsu were used on palm cards promoting a Thursday night party at Daedalus nightclub, for which the players were listed as hosts. The party’s promoters said […]

Baseball moves into first place

The GW baseball team climbed atop the Atlantic 10 West standings this weekend, sweeping a three-game series against Dayton. Saturday, the Colonials won a rain-delayed game 3-1 and then took both ends of a doubleheader Sunday. “We have been playing good ball lately,” head coach Steve Mrowka said. “We have been trying to turn the […]

GW Briefs

Freshman organizes glasses drive Freshman Ayano Ioroi is calling on students to donate eyeglasses and sunglasses for her summer service trip to Ghana, where she will educate villagers about proper eye care. She hopes to collect 300 pairs of glasses and raise $300 before she leaves for the African country with the Unite for Sight […]

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 […]