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.

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 […]

Column: The presidential enigma

Let’s face it, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is an exhausting figure. While his presence excited me at Colonial Inauguration, he has done nothing since then to impress me. What I have read about SJT and what I have experienced from this man in the two and a half years since my CI experience has […]

UPD Campus Watch intiative draws little interest

The University Police Department’s Campus Watch initiative, which provides pre-programmed cell phones to selected students, will continue despite little student interest in the program, officials said Tuesday. The program, which began in September 2002, is designed to foster student involvement in spotting safety and security breaches on campus. Student volunteers carry one of 40 Sprint […]

Column: The case for fair trade

In the modern-day world of globalization, there is no longer any self-reliance, only interdependence. The newspaper we read in the morning is printed on paper made from trees in Brazil, the coffee we drink is ground from Colombian beans and the cereal we eat comes from grains grown in South America. Despite the prevalence of […]

Bush defends foreign policy on London visit

Posted 10:33am December 2 by Aaron Huertas U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush went to London in the past two weeks, visited the British royal family and met with Prime Minister Tony Blair and other British politicians. Bush defended the invasion of Iraq amid massive protests from British citizens. Bush addressed royalty and policy-makers at Whitehall […]