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.

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 […]

Recall signal against political establishment

Posted 12:54pm October 11 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau With 54.7 percent of the state voting in favor of recalling Governor Gray Davis, Dem, and despite allegations of mistreatment of women among other things, actor and former Mr. Universe Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rep, has successfully won the governorship of California. Garnering 48.1 percent of the […]

SA allocates funds to groups

The Student Association finalized its student organization fall allocations Tuesday with about 20 minutes of debate and a relatively calm meeting. Although almost a dozen groups protested their initial allocations last year, only a handful groups voiced concerns this year. The SA quickly responded to organizations’ concerns by giving new groups $150 or denying returning […]

Between the Lines: The Yankees are still the Yankees

Oh, those Red Sox. With their shaved heads, ‘Cowboy Up’ T-shirts and late nights out at the bar together. So cute, aren’t they? I mean, aren’t they just the most lovable thing about baseball since Harry Carey? And their offense, my goodness, their offense – every batter is a threat. Add Pedro and Lowe to […]

The Grandaddy of all shows

A line stretched to the corner outside Washington’s 9:30 Club last Thursday as Super Furry Animals began their hour-long opening set for Grandaddy. The lights dimmed and an absurd, sonic assault began against a video-projected background of colors, psychedelic shapes and old newsreel footage. At one point, a looping video clip of Vladimir Lenin was […]

Supreme Court refuses GW case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear GW’s case against a city housing order prohibiting the University from building nonresidential facilities. While the decision brings an end to GW’s three-year battle against the order in federal court, University officials said they would continue to seek the order’s reversal in the D.C. Court of Appeals. […]

Varsity Roundup

Softball wins three in D.C. Challenge The GW softball team took three of four games over the weekend in the D.C. Challenge, beating Catholic twice and splitting two games with Howard at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex. Freshman pitcher Jennifer Hrycyna led the Colonials (5-2 in exhibition play), recording one victory as a starter and […]

Backstage: Grandaddy on the music industry

The Hatchet caught up with Grandaddy guitarist Jim Fairchild before the show last Thursday at Washington’s 9:30 Club to talk about the road, the new album and the state of the music industry. Hatchet: First off, how’s the tour going? Jim Fairchild: Good. It’s a joy to be with the Super Furry Animals … and […]