November 20, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 30

Stories from the November 20, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Column: Qualified free speech

A previous editorial in the Hatchet spoke quite definitively about the constitutional rights to speech and assembly (“Commies are the problem?” Nov. 13, p. 4); these rights are not as definite as that writer would like to believe. In fact they’re as open to interpretation and public judgment as any other government statement, even more […]

U.S. speeds up granting Iraq sovereignty

Posted 9:57pm November 20 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau The Iraqi Governing Council and the U.S. occupation authority agreed on terms Saturday for the speedy end to the U.S.-led occupation of Iraq by mid-2004. Returning to Baghdad after a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., Chief U.S. Administrator, Paul Bremer, received a positive response as […]

GW launches voting drive

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry rallied students to vote Wednesday in the Marvin Center, launching a University campaign to get all students to register to vote for the 2004 presidential election. Following Barry’s speech, about 100 students “stormed” freshman residence halls to register voters. Barry said 18- to 24-year-old voters facilitated his victory in 1994. […]

Staff Editorial: Proposed raise

Next semester the Student Association will hold a referendum on whether to raise the $1 per-credit-hour activities fee to two dollars. While the current $1 fee is leaving student groups under-funded, both the timing and size of the increase is a serious cause for concern. Currently, the fee generates about $450,000 per year. These funds […]

Sniper suspect found guilty

Posted 10:02pm November 20 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad now faces a possible death sentence for the 23 day shooting spree that left 10 people dead and three wounded in the Washington, D.C., area last fall. He was convicted of killing civil engineer Dean H. Myers on Oct. 9, […]

ANC chair remains vacant

The GW community is still without representation on the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission three months after a seat that represents most of the Foggy Bottom campus went vacant. D.C. is made up of 87 ANCs, which make decisions on issues such as zoning plans, social service programs, health, police protection and sanitation. The local ANC, […]

Column: A case for diversity

Monday’s article, “Officials look to up diversity” (p. 3), was a poignant one. This year the Black Student Union has placed a special focus on the low numbers of incoming black freshmen and what GW can do to keep these numbers from remaining so low. Not long after the Black Student Union was founded in […]

Republicans call for votes on Bush judicial nominations

Posted 10:11pm November 20 by Ilana Weinberg U-WIRE Washington Bureau After almost 40 hours of drawn out debate on the Senate floor, Democrats succeeded in maintaining their filibuster on three judicial nominees last Friday morning. The political spectacle launched a Republican-sponsored protest against the Democratic efforts to block judicial nominations for the federal bench, but […]

D.C. sniper found guilty

A year after a chain of sniper shootings paralyzed the D.C. area, a Virginia jury found suspected sniper John Allen Muhammad guilty of capital murder Monday. The jury must now decide whether Muhammad will be sentenced to death or get life in prison. Muhammad, along with his teenage accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, allegedly participated in […]

Column: The return to fuzzy math

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first read the headline “GOP Plans Marathon on Judges.” But it was true. It seems that while millions are out of work and troops are dying in Iraq, Republican leadership decided last week that what this nation really needs is a good 30-hour cry fest about four blocked […]