Ben Quevedo

Student reserves called to duty overseas

Army reservist and law student Rich Murphy knew it would not be long before he would be activated for duty, but he never thought the call would come only one month after completing his basic training. Murphy, former editor in chief of The Hatchet, is one of many student reservists across the country who have […]

Lieberman calls for security funds

Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) criticized the Bush administration’s preparation for terrorist threats and outlined his plan to improve homeland security Friday in the Marvin Center, keynoting an Elliott School of International Affairs seminar on bioterrorism. Lieberman, a candidate for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, spoke before more than 200 students, administrators and national media, beginning […]

Students celebrate freedom of choice

Attempting to get its message of pregnancy prevention and education out on the 30th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, GW Voices for Choices held a party in the Hippodrome Thursday. About 100 students attended the celebration of abortion legalization at a time when some students said the decision is close to being overturned. […]

Draft bill stirs concern among students

Some District students said they are opposed to a Congressional bill that would reinstate a nearly universal military draft. Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) introduced the legislation earlier this month as part of an effort to ensure a “shared sacrifice” among Americans in the event of a war. The bill, HR 163, would require all male […]

Hourly rental cars ease city driving woes

The face of urban transportation is changing, with several companies offering revolutionary new options for car rental that are both economical and environmentally friendly. Robin Chase, CEO of Zipcar Inc., a company that rents automobiles by the hour in major cities across the country, spoke at the GW School of Business and Public Management’s Hoffman […]

Around D.C.: Atheists rally on the Mall

Atheists from around the country gathered on the Mall Saturday for the Godless Americans March on Washington. The purpose of the march was “to give added voice to this diverse community of non-believers,” according to a press release. Although thousands were expected, about 500 people attended the march organized by American Atheists and endorsed by […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mayoral debate held at GW

Though one candidate called for Americans to follow Cuba’s lead and stage a communist revolution, students witnessed a more restrained debate than the Democratic primary in September when candidates for District mayor faced off at GW Wednesday, two weeks before the general election. Despite a nearly empty auditorium, Mayor Anthony Williams debated three candidates polling […]

Ceremony honors Chinese National Day

Traditional Chinese dances, a colorful fashion show and diplomat speeches highlighted a celebration of the 53rd annual Chinese National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Marvin Center Saturday. The Chinese Students and Scholars Association sponsored the event. About 400 people, including students, alumni and families, attended the event, which was co-hosted by the CSSAs […]

Former student faces deportation

A former GW graduate student is currently being held by Immigration and Naturalization Services after the D.C. jail mistakenly released him last month. Khushal Khan, who was being held on charges of threatening to kill President George W. Bush, turned himself in days after his release. Khan studied at GW from fall 1999 until spring […]

Congress stalls financial aid bill

Despite efforts by members of Congress, legislation to repeal a federal ban on financial aid for students with drug convictions has seen little progress since it was introduced in the House of Representatives last year. The bill, House Resolution 786, would modify the drug provision of the 1998 Higher Education Act allowing students with prior […]