November 20, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 30

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

Letters to the Editor

Cog in the wheel Jake Glickfield, a GW sophomore (and future cog in the machine) seems to miss the point of protests (“Commies in D.C.?” Nov. 17, p. 4). Let’s lay down some ground rules to start: First, everyone has a right to express an opinion. Second, an opinion is not invalid simply because it […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Poetry Slam to raise money for children affected by or living with HIV/AIDS 9 to 11 p.m. Hippodrome Sponsored by Global AIDS Campaign, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Yoga Club and Wooden Teeth Class Council Senior Night 9 to 11:30 p.m. Third Edition, 1218 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. Friday Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), Senate minority […]


The article “Qualified Free Speech” (Nov. 17, p. 5) was mistakenly attributed to Alexandra Valenti. The article was written by Andrzej Moczydlowski. The Hatchet deeply regrets this mistake.

SA Notes

VP Chernak addresses Senate A senior University official said Tuesday that the University would probably not adopt the alternative academic calendar proposal under administrative consideration in its current form. Senior Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services Robert Chernak said he has not seen “many people who support the plan around campus.” Under the […]

Dfusing club culture

I recently sat down with DJ D:Fuse to discuss his take on the value of club culture and recent government moves that could negatively affect raves and clubs. When he’s not spinning his signature ambient trance, D:Fuse is a prominent activist for the livelihood of electronic dance music. The native Texan recently released his second […]

Greek Briefs

Beta Theta Pi offers scholarship The Beta Theta Pi fraternity will award a $500 scholarship next semester to a male unaffiliated with a Greek-letter organization. The application deadline is Dec. 31. Beta Theta Pi President Zachary Babcock said there are “no ultra-specific criteria” but that the fraternity is “looking for someone who is a strong […]

Reporting assassination: Book looks into eyewitness accounts of JFK

Journalists gathered at the National Press Club Monday to promote a new book on the assassination of President Kennedy and share their recollections 40 years after he was killed. CBS Chief Washington and Capitol Hill correspondent Bob Schieffer moderated the discussion, which featured ABC News Washington correspondent Bob Clark, former Westinghouse White House correspondent Sid […]

SA suggests fee hike

Students will be asked to vote this February on whether to increase the $1 per credit hour Student Association fee after the Senate passed legislation Tuesday. The SA currently collects $1 per credit hour from graduate and undergraduate students each semester, up to 15 credits. The legislation passed proposes raising the fee to $2 per […]

Cinema Sinner: The Backyard

To enjoy this film with your date: Clothes: Austin 3:16 shirts Food: Whatever you can eat with a few teeth missing Music: Marilyn Mason’s “The Fight Song” What is it with you people? A sea of Yankees and Red Sox hats were all I saw for a few weeks. Now, it’s football and basketball team […]

MPD detains LaRouche supporter

Metropolitan Police officers questioned Lyndon LaRouche supporters who were using megaphones to urge people to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney as they drove through campus Monday. MPD temporarily detained one campaigner, who later identified himself as Alex Getachew, for allegedly making disparaging remarks about police officers. “He was attempting to breach the peace and I […]