January 15, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 35

Stories from the January 15, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Letters to the Editor

Unjust policy Secularism is generally defined as the view that religious considerations should be excluded from civil affairs and/or public education. Nowhere in that definition is the outright repression of religious freedoms found. However, French President Jacques Chirac decided to define secularism exactly so by banning religious insignias at school – an act that many […]

Column: Blame the system

The Howard Dean of four years ago may have been just the man Democrats needed to take on President George W. Bush. NBC recently aired footage of Dean from Canadian television while he served as governor of Vermont. This footage showed Dean as a straight-talking, pragmatic New Democrat, willing to depart from the Democratic establishment […]


SA to evaluate Solomon Amendment The Student Association and the GW Law School will host a forum on the Law School’s decision to join the Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, a coalition of schools suing the Pentagon for alleged discrimination. The Solomon Act prevents universities that do not allow the military to recruit on […]

What I learned in 2003

A new year brings a fresh start for everyone, but the only way to make the future brighter is to learn from the past. Here are just a few of the things GW taught me in 2003. On our campus, deans have been devalued like the Mexican peso. Sometimes after walking out of Phillips Hall […]

Greek Briefs

Greek-letter groups skate for charity Members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and Delta Gamma sorority hosted a skating event for underprivileged children last month at the National Sculpture Garden. The elementary-aged children are a part of the volunteer-based organization Martha’s Table. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1980, is dedicated to supporting low-income and homeless […]

Women compete for ‘Ugly’ position

Wearing a pink miniskirt and high heels, GW junior Becca Greenberg gyrated in front of hundreds of people Wednesday night, competing against 75 other women to become a Coyote Ugly bartender. “I have a low-paying job, and this will get me a little bit more money – everyone knows how expensive GW is to go […]

SMPA profs analyze war coverage

Two GW professors are analyzing thousands of hours of television to examine how different media organizations covered the war in Iraq. Steven Livingston, associate professor of political communication and international affairs, and Sean Aday, assistant professor of media and public affairs, launched their research in February 2003. The project – TVNewscan – analyzes differences among […]

Gov. Dean wins D.C. primary

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean emerged victorious in Tuesday’s non-binding D.C. Democratic primary. Voting rights activists hailed the primary as a success despite the fact that five of the six major candidates chose not to participate. While acting as a boost to the Dean campaign, the primary also raised awareness of the District’s lack of […]

Officials evaluate 4-RIDE

University Police officials said the semester-old 4-RIDE call center has been effective in controlling call volume, but students may still experience long wait times. The program received a $180,000 budget increase for this year, allowing University Police to purchase four new vans, hire six new drivers and add a transportation coordinator and call center. The […]

Crime Report

Robbery/Purse Snatch 1/12 – Kogan Plaza 11 p.m. – open case An unidentified male individual grabbed the purse of a female student who was sitting on a bench. University and Metropolitan police officers searched the area, but could not find the man. Disorderly Conduct 1/8 – Medical Faculty Associates building 5 p.m. – case closed […]