October 23, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 22

Stories from the October 23, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

‘Under God’ under fire

Posted 12:03am October 24 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau The pledge of allegiance case, which will be heard by the Supreme Court without conservative Justice Antonin Scalia next year, will bring forth not only questions of the constitutionality of the phrase “under God” in the pledge, but also the issue of legal standing. The […]

U.N. approves Iraq resolution

Posted 12:01am October 24 by Ilana Weinberg U-WIRE Washington Bureau The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution that will establish a multinational force led by the United States in a unanimous vote last Thursday. The resolution appeals to other members of the U.N. in hopes that they will contribute money and support to the U.S. […]

Talking baseball with The Boss

It had been a long day I had been in New York City all weekend covering press events for an upcoming movie release. The city was undoubtedly more charged than usual, with the Yankees-Red Sox feud just ending. An air of extra importance had swept over the city the prior week, and with the fantastic […]

No Child Left Behind might hurt Bush

Posted 12:02am October 24 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush’s No Child Left Behind program, once seen as a political milestone for the Republican Party, may now be a threat to Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004. In an October 13th Washington Post article, David Winston, a pollster for the congressional Republicans said, “Bush […]

GW survives Dunning’s absence

The GW volleyball team swept George Mason Tuesday night at the Smith Center for its second victory over the Patriots this season. Despite playing without senior co-captain Lauren Dunning, the Colonials won easily compared to their five-game victory over GMU in the season-opening Patriot Invitational. Freshman Kaimana Lee replaced Dunning to make the first start […]

Sniper suspect changes mind on representation

Posted 12:04am October 24 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau Accused Washington, D.C.-area sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad reversed his decision to represent himself Wednesday morning. The decision came two days after Muhammad, with no formal legal training, began a shaky self-defense. The defendant surprised the nation when he announced on the first day of […]

Column: Sox, Cubs fans not the only ones waiting for next year

And you thought the Yankees-Red Sox series was exciting. Can you feel the electricity on campus this week? It’s unbelievable. All those Yankees fans wearing their hats while trying to remember that the World Series is still being played. Both of those Marlins fans wearing jerseys that haven’t seen the light of day in years. […]

Staff Editorial: The faculty and trimesters

This is the second in a series of editorials addressing the proposed alternative academic calendar. With the many student life concerns dominating the discussion surrounding the administration’s proposal for a mandatory summer session, it is easy to overlook the potential impact a change to a trimester-like system could have on GW’s faculty. While administrators stress […]

Column: A silent presidency

The bad news is that watching a Democratic debate sometimes bears odd resemblance to an overcrowded family arguing over the best cut of the turkey at Thanksgiving. The good news is that the turkey is President Bush. If the polls continue down their current path, and barring a Kucinich-Sharpton ticket, it seems that the Democrats […]

Letters to the Editor

Shocking immaturity I was awed but hardly shocked at the level of immaturity in a recent Hatchet column, “End the Pessimism” (Oct. 16, p. 5). Contributing Editor James Gilbreath’s blunt accusation that the Republican Party is “spread(ing) lies” is haphazardly thrown into casual speech as if it were an indisputable fact not requiring any factual […]