November 20, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 30

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

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 […]

Chewing through a decade

Jack Kvancz makes the rounds at GW basketball games with a cigar clamped between his teeth, schmoozing with the crowd while keeping his eye on the action. Don’t let the stogie fool you, though – he quit the eight-a-day habit long ago after a fainting episode and now chews cigars as he walks through the […]

PAF deadline approaches

Seniors looking for a free master’s degree and two years of housing can apply to the University’s Presidential Administrative Fellow program until Friday. Fellows must work in a University department up to 20 hours per week. They receive a monetary stipend from the department and a monthly housing stipend, in addition to tuition and fees […]

A look at faith, a slap at morality

For a while now, D.C.’s Cherry Red Productions has been touting itself as the city’s only theater company dedicated to Jesus, and it’s finally making good on its promise. Cherry Red’s new play, “Anger Box,” is a collection of 10 monologues by playwright Jeff Goode (of “Poona the Fuckdog and Other Plays for Children” fame). […]

A-10s mark seniors’ last chance

The GW volleyball team will head to Philadelphia this weekend as the third seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament and will likely have to improve on its regular-season performance to have a shot at the title. Against Temple, Dayton and Xavier, the other three teams in the tournament, GW went just 1-5 in conference play […]

Kerry tries to regain spot as front-runner

Posted 10:00pm November 20 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, once the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, has made several changes in his campaign in the past week to try to reclaim the lead in New Hampshire which most polls show is held by former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. In the […]

Galileo: flawed genius

Galileo Galilei said simply that the Earth orbits the sun. As children of technology, it is very hard for us to comprehend where religion would fit into this discovery. In an age when important scientific discoveries are made almost daily, we are more capable of casting aside today what was truth yesterday. “The Life of […]

Column: Free speech is for everyone

I am writing this in response to an editorial written by Sue Schlobin, an alumna of GW. I apologize for being disrespectful, but I have never read anything more pretentious, condescending, and intolerant. In her piece, she basically wrote an attack directed at a student, Doug, who held a sign that read “Go Home You […]