November 7, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 29

Stories from the November 7, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Republicans outline agenda

Posted 1:04 p.m. Nov. 8 by Bernard Pollack U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Senate Republicans and President George W. Bush have begun to outline an agenda ranging from Social Security to the environment for the new all-Republican Congress in the wake of Tuesday’s historic mid-term elections. The president took a political gamble in the weeks leading […]

Web Extra:A Super fan’s Dream

It’s not everyday you see 6-foot-11 and 6-foot-3 men jostling for position in line at a hot dog stand. Then again, its not everyday the Boston Celtics practice at the George Washington University. Late Thursday my friend told me that the Celtics were holding Friday’s practice at the Smith Center. I guess it made sense. […]

Voters pick and choose higher education measures

Posted 6:20 p.m. Nov. 10 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Fifteen states voted on referendums relating to higher education during last Tuesday’s elections which will allow for a variety of new measures affecting colleges and universities to take place across the country. The changes range from additional funding for educational facilities in Alaska […]

Hatchet to launch Colonials Basketball homepage Monday

Want to ask Karl Hobbs a question after the big game? Want up-to-the-minute news on Colonials basketball before it goes to print? GW basketball fans will soon have all of the above as the Hatchet launches its all-new, interactive Colonials Basketball homepage Monday on GWHATCHET.com. The new addition to the Hatchet’s website will include game […]

INTERVIEW: Michael Moore thinks you’re stupid

Writhing in bed, I snort as my chest convulses, snot dripping on the sheets. This is the flu that Michael Moore gave me. No mixed metaphor here, the man fielded questions and criticisms and managed to maintain his sharp dry wit all while coughing on this lowly reporter. His politics are like a disease (this […]

SA probes suspect documents

The investigative arm of the Student Association is examining a series of questionable expense reports by Sen. J.P. Blackford (G-SEAS) for alleged offenses that may lead to his removal from the student government. The office of Judicial and Legislative Affairs began an investigation Wednesday into an expense report Blackford filed on behalf of the Engineers’ […]

INTERVIEW: Bill Maher thinks American’s are gluttonous pigs

It’s 6 a.m., way past bedtime. He’d like to lie down, but instead Bill Maher pours over another page of scathing commentary. As long as Americans are idiots, Maher will have plenty of work to do, at least that’s the way he sees it. His days of ticking away the hours with celebrities and big-name […]

WEB EXTRA: CLLC recruits CFs

Offering perks like free housing and a $4,600 stipend, GW is currently recruiting community facilitators for the next school year. A year-long commitment, University officials said CF retention has increased recently after a string of resignations two years ago. Last year, about 265 students applied to fill the 76 available CF positions. Community Living and […]

Is Eminem a master thespian? You decide

8 Mile by Lauren Spitzer 4 Hatchets Eminem goes back to his impoverished roots, playing “Bunny Rabbit” in his first major motion picture 8 Mile. With a strong supporting cast, Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential) successfully directs 8 Mile, promoting Eminem as both musician and actor. The film is set in Eminem’s real-life hometown, Detroit. The […]

WEB EXTRA: Mayoral election draws little interest

While most students said they voted absentee for their hometown candidates, current Mayor Anthony Williams victory over Republican candidate Carol Schwartz in Tuesday’s mayoral election in the District went virtually unnoticed to most on GW’s campus. Though most students aren’t residents of the city, voter registration laws allow students to use absentee-applications in order to […]