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.

GW in Brief

SJT assumes chair of Chamber of Commerce GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was recently named the chair of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization geared toward improving the business climate in D.C. Barbara Lang, the Chamber’s president, told The Washington Post that Trachtenberg was a good choice for […]

Hawks end home streak

Exactly five years to the day since the GW women’s basketball team lost its last home conference game, St. Joseph’s shocked the Colonials in a 64-62 thriller Saturday night at the Smith Center. On Jan. 10, 1999, the Colonials lost to then-Atlantic 10 member Virginia Tech but won 37 straight conference games at the Smith […]

The great thaw

A favorite quote of mine is that of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. “Living next door to the United States,” he said, “is like sleeping with an elephant. You are affected by every twitch and grunt.” How true that must be. Back in October, I wrote an article focusing on our icy relations with […]

The diversity of ideas

The elite, liberal intelligentsia is a devoted guardian of political and social dogmas that now form the very political foundation of the modern Democratic Party. It blindly endorses such na?ve slogans as “stronger gun laws reduce crime” and “universal health care for all.” In the case of fighting fanatical terrorists intent on our destruction, we […]

Queer Eye for the GW Guy

Since it premiered last summer, Bravo’s hit makeover series, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” has gotten a lot of people thinking. For starters, it’s got some guys thinking it’s OK to dress to impress, while women everywhere are wondering why the men in their lives don’t put more effort into their appearances. But with […]

Colonials bounce back

After his team lost all four games of its winter break road trip, junior guard T.J. Thompson sounded happy to be playing at the Smith Center again. “We’ve been on a little slump,” he said after his team defeated Temple 78-60 on Wednesday. “So it was important to get this win to break the ice, […]

Staff Editorial: Squandered opportunity for the District

On Friday GW played host to a little-known debate as a lead-up to this Tuesday’s D.C. presidential “primary.” Instead of a heated forum on the election’s most important issues, the debate was reduced to a meeting of the candidates who have long been written off as the unelectable fringe. At one point, D.C. political leaders […]

Dare dies of heart attack

One of the key figures in the GW men’s basketball team’s rise to prominence in the early 1990s died Friday at the age of 32. Yinka Dare, who led the Colonials to the NCAA Tournament in 1993 and 1994 before playing in the NBA, reportedly suffered a heart attack at his New Jersey home. According […]

Column: Analyzing God’s prediction

Over Christmas break Pat Robertson once again set a new standard for idiocy when claiming that God had revealed to him the outcome of the upcoming presidential election. Apparently, our Almighty Creator decided to take a break from controlling the universe and come down and talk politics with everybody’s best friend Pat Robertson. Any ideas […]

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 […]