October 13, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 19

Stories from the October 13, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gore, Lewis, TV stars headline Human Rights Campaign dinner

Posted 12:01am October 14 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE Washington Bureau Chief Al Gore, Congressman John Lewis, the cast of “The West Wing” and the “Fab 5” from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” headlined this year’s annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner Saturday in Washington. The annual event is meant to honor those who play […]

WRGW hosts Octoberfest

About 250 students gathered in University Yard Saturday for free food, music and political awareness at the fifth Annual Octoberfest, co-sponsored WRGW and Common Cause. Students spent the day socializing and playing Frisbee in between listening to music. Local bands the Bicycle Thieves, Sad Bastards, Alfonso Valez, A Day in Black and White and The […]

Administration changes direction on Iraq

Posted 10:57pm October 15 by Aaron Huertas U-WIRE Washington Bureau In response to slipping poll numbers and persistent criticism from political opponents, The White House has launched a new campaign to bolster support for the occupation of Iraq and has drastically shifted the structure of the Iraqi reconstruction effort. Condoleezza Rice, the National Security Advisor […]

‘Crossfire’ hosts address campus group

“If your aunt told you you’d never get anywhere with that smart mouth and attitude, tell her to look at Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala,” said CNN “Crossfire” host Tucker Carlson to 70 students on Thursday. Carlson, along with co-host Begala, engaged in a 45-minute dialogue with GW’s new politically tolerant student organization the Republocrats. […]

University to improve research opportunities

University administrators are launching fellowships and proposing new courses this year in an effort to strengthen undergraduate research opportunities and challenge students. The programs are part of the University’s Strategic Plan, which focuses on enhancing intellectual engagement and improving academic excellence, among other initiatives. The Strategic Plan includes the University Writing Program, which GW launched […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Count the Condoms Guess the number in the jar to win the condoms 12 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center Great Hall Same time and place Wednesday Sponsored by Voices for Choices Diversity in the Media: Reaching Generation Next Brown Bag Lunch with Shapiro Fellow Dorothy Gilliam 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Media and Public Affairs […]


French ambassador visits GW Jean-David Levitte, France’s ambassador to the United States, said his country would always be a U.S. ally despite its reservations about Operation Iraqi Freedom in a speech at GW Friday. Speaking in front of a packed crowd of about 100 people in the Elliott School of International Affairs building, Levitte talked […]

GW looks for boathouse property

The University is looking to build a boathouse on the Georgetown waterfront for its rowing teams, officials said Friday. GW has entered into preliminary negotiations with the National Park Service, which owns the land along the Potomac River, to trade two University-owned townhouses for waterfront property. In July, GW paid $2.4 million for two townhouses […]

Journalists discuss ethics of war, political reporting

Posted 10:54pm October 15 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau Distinguished journalists, Bob Schieffer, Daniel Schorr, Karen Jurgensen, Margaret Warner and David Broder joined moderator Marvin Kalb in a discussion Monday night at the Kalb Report on the ethics of journalism in war and politics. With over 250 years of combined knowledge amongst them, the […]

Letters to the Editor

Red Cross hypocrisy There is one important reason for not giving blood that Ben Delman neglects to address in his article (“Donate blood and save a life,” Oct. 9, p. 4). If you are a man who has had sex with another man, even once, since 1977, you are forbidden from ever donating blood to […]