November 24, 2003

Volume 100, Issue 31

Stories from the November 24, 2003 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Democratic debate gets heated in Iowa

Posted 10:25am December 2 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau Disagreement between Democratic front-runner Howard Dean and Democrat Dick Gephardt continued to intensify as eight of the presidential hopefuls argued over the United States’ role in Iraq, Medicare, and gay marriage in the party’s presidential debate Monday night in Iowa. Gephardt argued that as Vermont […]

Remembering JFK: Nation, campus commemorate the loss of a leader

GW reacted in shock and horror along with the rest of the nation 40 years ago, in the days that followed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. When news of Kennedy’s assassination reached D.C., campus events came to a halt. The Hatchet reported that several student events were canceled and many final examinations were […]

Gay marriage could become issue in election

Posted 10:28am December 2 by Ilana Weinberg U-WIRE Washington Bureau The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled last Tuesday that the ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, catalyzing a debate, which will likely become a key issue in the 2004 presidential election. The 4 to 3 ruling was the most conclusive decision on same-sex marriage ever determined […]

On the streets of D.C.

With a chipped tooth and overgrown moustache, 40-something John has not had a roof over his head in two years. He spreads a sheet along a park bench when he wants to sleep and goes to a local food kitchen for breakfast. John spends much of his time with friends in the park across from […]

Congress passes Medicare overhaul

Posted 10:28am December 2 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau On Tuesday the Senate passed a historic Medicare bill that will expand prescription drug benefits to patients, open the system to competition from private sector insurers, increase federal payments to hospitals and doctors, and offer incentives to employers who offer coverage for retirees. The bill, […]

Deans consider adding joint law degree

The University may offer a six-year combined undergraduate and law degree as early as fall 2005, officials said. Deans of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the GW Law School are developing a program that would allow students to directly enroll in the University as undergraduates and stay to earn their juris doctor […]

Column: More needed than just a bribe

President George W. Bush addressed the elite of Britain Nov. 19 and asked them to join the United States in his administration’s imperialist campaign to democratize the Middle East. Bush’s visit to our closest – or should I say, only – ally cost $8.5 million in security alone. But don’t think London wasted its money […]

Government partially funds Isabel repairs

The University will receive about $70,000 from the federal government to help cover costs associated with Hurricane Isabel in September, according to a University press release. The campus incurred $1.45 million in damages from the hurricane. The District was declared a federal disaster area, making GW eligible for federal assistance. GW spent $30,000 to house […]

Letters to the Editor

No service problem As an incoming freshman this summer, the only thing I wasn’t looking forward to about life at GW was the food. I don’t like retail-style fast food, so I knew I’d have to find an alternative to J Street, even though it’s the most convenient dining option. It’s been almost three months, […]

GW wins Raas Chaos competition

Lisner Auditorium bounced to a South Asian beat Saturday night, as the GW team captured first place in the third annual Raas Chaos competition. Raas Chaos is a dance contest among universities sponsored by the South Asian Society. With flowing pants and skirts, painted bare feet and headdresses, nine teams spun around the stage, striking […]