October 30, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 24

Stories from the October 30, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students rally against assault

Speakers at Wednesday night’s Take Back the Night event stressed that all people are susceptible to sexual assault and domestic violence. The annual event, sponsored by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, is a rally against sexual violence. More than 60 students and area residents assembled in Kogan Plaza to read literature, hear speakers and march […]

SA, students criticize SSN usage

The Student Association is taking preliminary steps this week to advocate its position against the University’s use of Social Security numbers as a primary form of student identification. SA President Kris Hart said he is encouraging students to request randomly generated identification numbers from the Office of the Registrar to replace Social Security numbers, which […]

Report to say administration overstated threat

Posted 6:05pm November 1 by Aaron Huertas U-WIRE Washington Bureau The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is planning to release a report concerning pre-war intelligence gathering in Iraq that is critical of the intelligence community for overstating the weapons of mass destruction threat and links between Saddam Hussein and terrorist groups, congressional sources told the […]

NAACP leader promotes activism

Kweisi Mfume, president and chief executive officer of the NAACP, urged students to get involved in the affirmative action and civil rights movements in the Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Wednesday night. Mfume said that universities should foster social activism. “They don’t exist just to give you a degree, they exist to get you to think,” […]

Democrats debate in Detroit

Posted 6:10pm November 1 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau The nine Democratic presidential candidates took the stage again Sunday night in a debate sponsored by Fox News and the Congressional Black Caucus in Detroit. The lively debate probed the presidential hopefuls with important questions regarding the current situation faced by the United States in […]

Men run in drag race

Glitter, feathers and brightly colored wigs turned Dupont Circle into a sea of vibrancy Tuesday night as scores of men put on mascara to compete in the 17th annual High Heel Race. Despite a light drizzle, thousands of people lined 17th Street between P and R streets to watch drag queens gallop down the street, […]

Golfers finish last at ODU

The GW golf team struggled mightily at the Old Dominion University/Seascape Collegiate Tournament over the weekend, finishing last in the 16-team field with a combined team score of 632. Sophomore Andrew Gallo led GW with a two-over-par 146 in the 36-hole tournament at Seascape Golf Course. Virginia Commonwealth University took home first place with an […]

RUnners prep for A-10s

The GW cross country teams are set to compete in the Atlantic 10 Championships Saturday, and while neither squad is expected to vie for first place, both the men and women believe they have a good chance to improve upon last year’s fifth and ninth place finishes, respectively. “The outlook is good for both teams,” […]

Anti-war protestors converge on Washington

Posted 5:30pm November 1 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau In a peaceful demonstration Saturday, tens of thousands of protestors gathered at the Washington Monument, calling for an immediate end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Organized by Act Now to Stop War and End Racism and United for Peace and Justice, the rally brought […]