April 6, 2006

Volume 102, Issue 54

Stories from the April 6, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hoops Notes

Cermignano out GW women’s basketball team assistant coach Lisa Cermignano accepted the same position at Vanderbilt University, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz said Wednesday. Cermignano, a graduate of the GW class of 1997, joined the coaching staff in 2001 as an administrative assistant and had served as assistant coach since 2002. She was an assistant […]

From James Madison to George Washington

While many will look ahead toward new leadership at GW with about a year left of a Stephen Joel Trachtenberg presidency, some will find themselves looking back, examining who exactly this man was who reshaped the character and reputation of the University – and how he got to where he did. Anyone asking Trachtenberg about […]

Will Dempster: Campus extremism must end

During the spring semester of 2002, the Palestinian Intifada was at its height. Multiple suicide bombings occurred every week in Israeli caf?s and on buses. Israel reoccupied Palestinian population centers, bulldozing houses and launching missiles aimed at top figures in Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The Israeli military had just undertaken its controversial raid into Jenin, […]


Thursday Al Franken Political commentator and author will broadcast his weekday radio show live from GW Free, RSVP by e-mailing uevents@gwu.edu Noon to 3 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Medical School Fair 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by American Medical Students Association Friday Black Family Reunion BBQ Come to this old-fashioned […]

WEB EXTRA: Movie Review: “Ice Age 2: The Meltdown”

There is always that one person in the gang that becomes “the gooey stuff” that holds everyone together. In “Ice Age 2: The Meltdown,” that happens to be my favorite character, Sid, a lisping sloth voiced by John Leguizamo. Brought to us by 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, the second installment of the […]

Greek Briefs

Anchor Bowl raises money for Service for Sight charity Anchor Bowl, a weeklong fundraising event hosted by the Delta Gamma sorority, raised about $8,775 for Service for Sight. The national charity for glaucoma and eye screenings trains seeing dogs for the blind and supplies glasses to those who cannot afford such services. Members from the […]

Thorpe: a humble tough guy

Lamar Anthony Thorpe was born in a women’s correction facility in Los Angeles. At the ripe age of 2 days old, Thorpe was adopted by people he came to know as his parents, two Mexican immigrants who did not speak English. From being born in a prison to learning English in elementary school, joining the […]

WEB EXTRA: Theatre Review: “The Rainmaker”

Some plays have stuck around because of their quality and continued relevance. And then there is Arena Stage’s The Rainmaker. The Rainmaker is dated in the worst way: it presents a central situation so old fashioned it seems absurd. Here’s the deal: The Currys live on a ranch somewhere in the western United States during […]