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.

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. […]

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 […]

Students weigh housing changes

Junior Maressa Spinak said she is disappointed with living in the West End and would not choose to live there again next year. Although located close to the Marvin Center, the West End lacks high-speed Internet and amenities some more modern residence halls have. A new policy this year will allow select rising juniors and […]

Re-evaluating Trachtenberg

I stood in the room and surveyed a book collection that contained a title referring to the gay rights movement next to the must-have book for all homosexual males, “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” It would have been easy for me to mistake this for my own personal collection, but I knew better. I […]

Affordable Elegance: 1789

1789 1226 36th St. N.W. (at 36th and Prospect) (202) 965-1789 www.1789restaurant.com A new semester has begun, and roommates, friends, boyfriends and girlfriends are finally reunited after a break for the holidays. Instead of the nights of talking online and on the phone or e-mailing, you can actually get together with the friends whom you […]

Campus, family remember student’s life

He had a warm smile and a signature wave, religiously wore pink flip-flops and cooked gourmet meals for his friends. In his first and only semester at the GW Law School, Chris Bartok made a distinct imprint on the community, according to many of the more than 200 friends, acquaintances, professors and family members who […]

GW law student found dead

Metropolitan Police are still investigating the death of GW Law School student Chris Bartok, who was found in the Potomac River about three weeks ago. MPD officials said they are not treating Bartok’s death as a homicide but would not comment further on their work. They said they are awaiting the results of a cause […]

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 […]