November 6, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 26

Stories from the November 6, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Toy gun scare has Capitol police reconsidering safety measures

Posted 5:20pm November 6 by Ilana Weinberg U-WIRE Washington Bureau U.S. Capitol Police are actively trying to recover from last Thursday’s embarrassing incident, in which two of Rep. John Shimkus’, R- Ill., staffers caused the Cannon House Office Building to go under lockdown after putting a toy gun through the X-ray machine. The incident caused […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Sumner Redstone, chairman and CEO of Viacom, to discuss the global media industry 6:30 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs building Sponsored by the School of Business and Public Management GW and Sprint collect old cell phones 10 to 3 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsors include Alpha Phi Omega, the Student Association and […]

Staff Editorial: Forward, global thinking on education

The attacks of September 11 served as a focusing event that changed the ways in which many Americans see the world. The Arab street has become the central focus of U.S. foreign policy and increasingly the subject of debate and scrutiny. But experts on this region and its languages are few and far between, and […]

The Matrix: Revolting

As I stood beside my fellow film critic we both aimlessly stared off into the Potomac River. We were torn on a single issue: should we throw ourselves in or burn every theater in the world so that no man, woman or child would accidentally wander into one of the most overblown, self-important, epic pieces […]

Democrats ‘Rock the Vote’ in Boston

Posted 2:00pm November 9 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau Young voters and Democratic presidential hopefuls stood face-to-face Tuesday night in Boston, as candidates answered questions ranging from marijuana use to positions on homosexuals serving in the military. Over 500 college students from all over the county packed into Boston’s historic Fanueil Hall for a […]

Students watch Democrats debate

Almost 200 students watched democratic primary candidates engage in a televised debate geared toward young Americans in the Hippodrome Tuesday night. Broadcast live from Boston, the debate was sponsored by CNN and Rock the Vote – a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing young voter turnout. Questions answered during the hour and a half-long debate came […]

Believe what you read?

The upcoming film “Shattered Glass”(Lions Gate Films) tells the true story of Stephen Glass. As a young journalist, Glass spent three years working for The New Republic in the late 1990s but was terminated when his editors realized he had fabricated over 27 of the 41 articles he had written for the magazine. The film […]

Beyond the ’80s

You probably remember The Romantics as that ’80s band that put out “What I Like About You,” or that ’80s band that did “Talking in Your Sleep,” a song that’s so ’80s, it puts the B-52s to shame. Either way, The Romantics have been pegged as an ’80s band and, really, until their new album, […]

Employees vote to keep union

GW housekeeping and grounds staff members voted Wednesday to maintain representation with their current union instead of bringing new representation to GW. Service Employees International Union Local 82, which has represented the GW workers for about 30 years received 91 votes, while its opposition, Local 621, received 77 votes. Local 82 is part of the […]