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.

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]