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.

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 […]

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 […]