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.

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 […]

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. […]