President George W. Bush addressed the elite of Britain Nov. 19 and asked them to join the United States in his administration's imperialist campaign to democratize the Middle East. Bush's visit to our closest - or should I say, only - ally cost $8.5 million in security alone. But don't think London wasted its money - Bush graciously toasted the Queen of England, gave her a set of Lenox china plates and then said a few words about foreign policy.
Monday, November 24, 2003
Let's face it, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is an exhausting figure. While his presence excited me at Colonial Inauguration, he has done nothing since then to impress me. What I have read about SJT and what I have experienced from this man in the two and a half years since my CI experience has left me with a sour taste in my mouth.
In the modern-day world of globalization, there is no longer any self-reliance, only interdependence. The newspaper we read in the morning is printed on paper made from trees in Brazil, the coffee we drink is ground from Colombian beans and the cereal we eat comes from grains grown in South America.
The Foggy Bottom Association has filed yet another complaint with the city against GW. The latest grievance concerns iron gates constructed at the east and west entrances to the I Street pedestrian mall, which remains open because the gates only frame the area. Residents claim the gates violate an agreement GW signed in 1979 to acquire the mall. The FBA, while having some legitimate concerns, will only hamper its attempts at stopping University expansion by continuing to initiate frivolous complaints.
It is usually unjustified for students to ask for extra days off from school, especially at GW, where just a few years ago several law students sued the University for closing down because of inclement weather. But the policy of allotting only Thursday and Friday off for Thanksgiving break is insufficient and puts students and teachers in an awkward position.
PHILADELPHIA- The GW volleyball team lost to Dayton Friday night at the Atlantic 10 Tournament, ending its chances to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since it won the A-10 Title in 2000. GW will play one more game this season Wednesday afternoon at the Smith Center against American.
GW sophomore swimmer Maggie Moss set two school records this past weekend at the George Mason Invitational, breaking her own marks in the 100-yard freestyle and the 200-yard backstroke. While final team results were not available late Sunday night, Moss said the women finished in fifth and the men finished in seventh place at the 10-team invitational.
A season-opening loss to the Hoyas on GW's home court, which will likely keep the women's basketball team out of the Top 25 for some time, is like losing and then getting slapped in the face a few times. That much was evident in the exasperated look on coach Joe McKeown's face Friday night.
The GW men's basketball team suffered from a major lack of depth last season, often dropping close games due to late fatigue, but GW head coach Karl Hobbs has said a strong recruiting class will solve that problem. And if the Colonials' season-opening 80-76 victory over the University of North Carolina-Charlotte Friday night is any indication, he may be right.
GW women's basketball head coach Joe McKeown said there were two things the team focused on leading up to its regular season opener against Georgetown: keeping Hoyas senior Rebekkah Brunson off the offensive glass and stopping junior Mary Lisicky from making three-pointers.
Are you staying in the District for Thanksgiving? Are images of turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce dancing through your head? Is your only pilgrimage going to be to J Street, only to find everything appetizing closed? Well, stop your sulking, because you actually have something to be thankful for - Georgia Brown's, where the gourmet country cuisine will take you down South.
Caroline Danforth can show you her world in the curve of her spine. A self-portrait can be striking, granting insight into the way the painter sees herself and the world, but modern art often shies away from representational work, let alone portraits.
The Foggy Bottom Association filed a complaint against GW with city officials Friday, claiming the University unlawfully built gates on the I Street pedestrian mall.
"Aramark, rich and rude. We don't like your attitude," chanted about 35 demonstrators in front of the Marvin Center Friday afternoon. Holding colorful signs while circling in front of the building, students and area workers rallied in support of Aramark employees who recently lost their jobs at the University.
GW reacted in shock and horror along with the rest of the nation 40 years ago, in the days that followed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
With a chipped tooth and overgrown moustache, 40-something John has not had a roof over his head in two years. He spreads a sheet along a park bench when he wants to sleep and goes to a local food kitchen for breakfast.
The University may offer a six-year combined undergraduate and law degree as early as fall 2005, officials said.
The University will receive about $70,000 from the federal government to help cover costs associated with Hurricane Isabel in September, according to a University press release.
Lisner Auditorium bounced to a South Asian beat Saturday night, as the GW team captured first place in the third annual Raas Chaos competition. Raas Chaos is a dance contest among universities sponsored by the South Asian Society.
The University Police Department's Campus Watch initiative, which provides pre-programmed cell phones to selected students, will continue despite little student interest in the program, officials said Tuesday.
Posted Sunday, Nov. 30, 12:10 p.m. For the tenth year in a row, the Colonials captured the annual Red Auerbach Colonial Classic at the Smith Center with wins over Appalachian State University and the College of William and Mary this weekend. GW improved to 4-0 on the year and 20-0 in the classic's history after defeating William and Mary 73-57 in the tournament final Saturday night.
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Posted: 12:08 p.m., Dec. 2GW's e-mail system is up and running after a severe system failure caused it to go down at about 7:30 a.m.