March 23, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 49

Stories from the March 23, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Monumental gala to stay

The University answered two question marks about graduation March 17, announcing that it will definitely hold Commencement on the National Mall and it will host Monumental in Union Station. Earlier this month, the National Park Service offered GW the use of the Ellipse for Commencement after it had previously said the site would be unavailable […]

Livingston to lead trip to Rwanda

When people say Rwanda, the word violence inevitably comes to mind. But professor Steven Livingston hopes the world will soon think of peace, reconciliation and coffee when the African nation is mentioned. Livingston, a political communications professor and the interim director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, will be leading a trip to […]

Liberal arts majors face challenges in job market

Audrey Fastuca has been working at an Italian archaeological site for about a year, earning roughly the same salary as a grocery store cashier: $23,000 annually, with no benefits. Fastuca, who graduated from GW last May with a major in philosophy, makes $10,000 to $20,000 less than the majority of GW graduates who have recently […]

Investigators examine evidence at scene of murder

An indictment in the gruesome murder of 2003 GW graduate Imette St. Guillen could come any day now, according to Boston’s WCVB-TV. Since March 13, a Brooklyn grand jury has been hearing evidence concerning Darryl Littlejohn, a bouncer at the New York City bar where St. Guillen was last seen, regarding his possible involvement in […]

Community groups challenge GW on enrollment numbers

Community groups want to make sure that when the city conducts an audit of GW’s enrollment numbers later this year, every student is counted to determine if a 20,000-person enrollment cap is being exceeded. Tracy Schario, GW’s director of Media Relations, said if an audit determines that GW is over its enrollment cap, it could […]

Tennessee ends lone senior’s career

Start the slideshow! NORFOLK, Va. – When senior Jessica Simmonds transferred to GW from Providence after her sophomore season, she did not anticipate being the only departing player in her final game. As the team’s lone senior, Simmonds’ role this season extended from just bringing in fouls under the post to bringing her team together […]

Crime Log

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon 3/18 – 700 block of 24th St. – 1:05 p.m. – case closed University Police officers were dispatched after getting a report of an injured individual. When officers arrived, Metropolitan Police officers were already at the scene. A witness stated that his friend was assaulted by an unknown individual who […]

Hobbs talks to Cincy about coaching spot

GW men’s basketball head coach Karl Hobbs has been granted permission to speak with the University of Cincinnati about the team’s coaching vacancy. Hobbs said in a phone interview Wednesday that the Bearcats have already contacted him. The fifth-year head coach has been mentioned for several coaching openings, including ones at Indiana and Missouri. Cincinnati […]

My SXSW experience

AUSTIN, Texas – My spring break story begins on Saturday, March 11 in Austin at 11:30 a.m. I had decided only two weeks earlier to travel there for the South by Southwest festival and was on something of a budget. I made a deal with my parents to pay for the airfare, but I only […]

Meet Mr. List

Ask senior Justine McCarthy how she ended up living in a house with nine Kappa Sigma fraternity members, or how she got a $300 fridge for $25. She will answer with one word: “Craigslist.” Over the past 11 years, Craigslist has become students’ one-stop shop for jobs, off-campus housing and various goods and services. Particularly […]