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.

Nation in Brief

Sweet tooth may indicate future alcoholism (U-WIRE) MADISON, Wis. – According to a recent report in the November issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, a candy bar today could mean alcohol abuse tomorrow. Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York found that having a sweet tooth precedes alcoholism and may […]

Campus Calendar

Monday, November 24 The Israeli Wall: Security or Apartheid? Featuring Catherine Cook, senior analyst and media coordinator for the Middle East Research and Information Project 7:30 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater Sponsored by the Islamic Alliance for Justice Thanksgiving lunch buffet $12.95 per person 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. University Club, 1918 F St. N.W. Same […]

Men’s basketball maintains undefeated start

Posted Sunday, Nov. 30, 12:10 p.m. For the tenth year in a row, the Colonials captured the annual Red Auerbach Colonial Classic at the Smith Center with wins over Appalachian State University and the College of William and Mary this weekend. GW improved to 4-0 on the year and 20-0 in the classic’s history after […]

A look at an artist through her own eyes

Caroline Danforth can show you her world in the curve of her spine. A self-portrait can be striking, granting insight into the way the painter sees herself and the world, but modern art often shies away from representational work, let alone portraits. Enter Danforth, a GW graduate student who recently opened an exhibition of her […]

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 […]