January 12, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 34

Stories from the January 12, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Full Nelson: Rose deserves panels in hall, no plaque

The most you can say about Pete Rose as a man is that he never killed anybody. The least you can say about Pete Rose as a player is that he never took an inning off. And that’s what divides this debate so sharply. Does a despicable man who happens to be one of the […]

Rizzo killer receives death penalty

A federal jury sentenced the confessed murderer of GW student Jonathan Michael Rizzo to death last month. On Dec. 23, the jury of nine men and three women read the ruling to a silent and motionless Gary Sampson, who is the first person in more than 50 years to receive a death sentence in a […]

Hillel sends Jewish students to Israel

Jewish students who traveled to Israel this winter said visiting holy sites and meeting Israelis made them feel more connected to the country than before. Despite security concerns, 56 GW students spent a week and a half visiting Jerusalem, floating in the Dead Sea and climbing Masada as part of the semi-annual Birthright Israel trip. […]

District to hold primary

In an effort to raise awareness of D.C.’s lack of representation in Congress, the city will hold a non-binding Democratic primary Tuesday. The Democratic National Committee has frowned on the city’s decision to hold a primary before the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, two events that traditionally mark the start of primary season. […]

Heads Up gives a leg up

At 3:15 on Monday afternoon, the day is over for most kids at Bancroft Elementary, a public grade school in Mount Pleasant. But the student tutors from GW, American and Howard universities brought by Heads Up and the D.C. Reads program have just arrived, and their challenges for the day are starting to add up. […]

Campus Calendar

Monday First day of classes Play auditions – “A Night at the Theatre” 8 p.m. Marvin Center room 414 Same time and place Tuesday Sponsored by 14th Grade Players Anthropology Colloquium 12:30 to 2 p.m. Hortense Amsterdam House room 202 2110 G St. N.W. March for Women’s Lives planning meeting 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Marvin […]

Students eye book bargins

With the introduction of Colonial Cash this year, purchasing textbooks at the GW Bookstore has become even more convenient for students living on or near campus. Book sales at the bookstore have remained steady since August, even as students continue to turn to online dealers looking for cheaper book prices. Students cited amazon.com, half.com and […]

Presidential hopefuls debate at GW

Three Democratic presidential candidates participating in the D.C. primary debated at GW Friday morning. Former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (Ohio) and the Rev. Al Sharpton attended the debate. Vermont Gov. Howard Dean is on the primary ballot but chose not to come. D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton addressed the crowd of 200 […]

D.C. in Brief

Snipers’ conviction date set for March Official sentencing of Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad and accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo is scheduled to take place March 10. Sentencing of the men was coincidental, Washington officials told The Washington Post. Muhammad is to be sentenced in Manassas, Va., while Malvo’s sentencing will take place in Chesapeake, Va. […]