October 9, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 18

Stories from the October 9, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Paul Sorvino chats about his new film, “Mambo Italiano”

It’s amazing how many people don’t know who Paul Sorvino is. I excitedly explained to almost everyone I know that I was getting to interview the screen legend and was met with blank stares and a “That’s nice.” It became increasingly obvious that only a few people recognize him by name, but most needed only […]

Fire sets 23rd Street ablaze

A fire triggered by a gas line rupture on 23rd Street forced the evacuation of the GW Hospital and three University residence halls late Tuesday morning, bringing Foggy Bottom to a standstill. No serious injuries were reported. City officials said workers demolishing the former GW hospital building hit the gas line at 10:30 a.m. Officials […]

GW in Brief

Hurricane days rescheduled The University scheduled makeup dates in December for classes canceled because Hurricane Isabel. Classes missed on Foggy Bottom and the Mount Vernon Campus on Sept 18 and 19 will be made up Dec. 9 and 10 respectively. Classes that were canceled at MVC on Sept. 22 are rescheduled for Dec. 5. -Michael […]

Forum: “Bear any burden”

“Let every nation know … that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship … to ensure the survival and the success of liberty.” These are the words of the great Democratic president John F. Kennedy, a man whose steadfast optimism and unfailing devotion to freedom inspired a fearful nation trapped amid […]

Graham drops out of Presidential race

Posted 12:50pm October 11 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief Florida Senator Bob Graham announced he would end his troubled campaign for the Presidency Monday on “Larry King Live”, making him the first among the 10 Democrats to drop out. “I made the judgment I cannot be elected President of the United States,” Graham […]

Budget cuts threaten department

Officials from GW’s doctoral psychology program are scrambling to cope with the loss of almost $300,000 in funding that could force the program to cancel a third of its spring classes. The program, part of the Center for Professional Psychology, has incurred about 60 percent of the Columbian College of Arts Sciences’ budget cuts for […]

Letters to the Editor

California’s surrealism Perhaps “surreal” has been overused, but I can think of no other word to describe Arnold Schwarzenegger’s election as governor of California. It is baffling that so many people voted for someone who expressed nothing more than a vague comprehension of the political and social issues in California. Admittedly, Arnold benefited from a […]

House passes partial birth abortion ban

Posted 12:52pm October 11 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau Last Thursday the House voted, 281-142, to ban partial birth abortion. If President Bush signs the bill, which could reach the Senate floor as early as Friday, it will become the first federal law since the infamous 1973 Roe v Wade case to restrict a […]

GW raises $550 million

The University will refrain from starting a major fundraising campaign this year, taking a break after ending its most recent effort, which produced more than $550 million. Funds from the Centuries Campaign, which ended this summer, helped build Kogan Plaza and fund scholarships and research initiatives, among other projects. The campaign began with a $300 […]

Mass Appeal: Cowboy up, it’s Boston’s Turn

Dear Red Sox fans at GW and around the world, We can take the Yankees this year. Why? It seems as if the Yankee conglomerate is actually threatened by this year’s Red Sox team. Joe Torre said it’s the best Sox lineup he’s ever faced and George Steinbrenner moaned about the Red Sox one-upping New […]