January 20, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 36

Stories from the January 20, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

GW alum, professor spur Iraq policy changes

The U.S. Army will issue reinforced flak jackets to all soldiers serving in Iraq by the end of the month, following complaints lodged by a GW Law School professor. After being informed by a law student and Army reservist serving in Iraq that soldiers were being given Vietnam-era body armor, professor Jonathan Turley wrote articles […]

UPD finds dead homeless man on campus

University Police discovered the body of a 50-year-old homeless man on a Ross Hall heating vent Saturday night. At 5 p.m., UPD received an anonymous call that an unconscious black male was lying under a concrete overhang on the 24th Street side of Ross Hall, said Metropolitan Police Lt. Mark Carter. After several failed attempts […]

GW in Brief

CNN’s Anderson Cooper to tape at GW CNN will tape a news program live from GW Tuesday focusing on the 2004 presidential election and the State of the Union address. The show, “Anderson Cooper 360,” will record from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Media and Public Affairs building’s Jack Morton Auditorium. CNN is looking […]

MPD recovers law student’s missing items

Metropolitan Police officials investigating the death of Law School student Chris Bartok said the discovery of his previously missing belongings substantiates their belief that he was not murdered. Bartok’s body was found Dec. 19 in the Potomac River several feet from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, which connects D.C. to northern Virginia. An autopsy performed […]

New museum to open on Mall

A generation-long effort to construct a museum that represents the lives and history of Native Americans will culminate with the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian on the Mall in September. Set to open Sept. 21, the museum will feature exhibits specifically designed to represent Native Americans. Plans to build the museum […]

SMPA future uncertain

University administrators are reviewing findings from a task force that assessed strengths and weaknesses of the School of Media and Public Affairs. The committee, made up of three SMPA faculty members and several outside experts, submitted its report to the administration Dec. 16. The contents of the report are not public as of yet, and […]

Staff Editorial: Just a pipedream

In a recent speech, President George W. Bush outlined his vision of manned spaceflight to the moon, and eventually to Mars. While President Bush cited only a $1 billion increase in funding necessary for NASA, it is only logical that such a robust project will go disastrously over budget. Given the precarious security reality in […]

Ivory Towers nears completion

Construction for the Ivory Towers residence hall, which will feature apartment-style rooms and dining venues, is running on schedule and will be completed in August. The building, located at the corner of 23rd and G streets, will house 729 students in doubles and quads modeled after New Hall. Each room will have a living area, […]

Column: Responsibility over expediency

For years Americans have been told it is Republicans who they want to trust the government’s money with, while Democrats destroy the economy with money management akin to Paris Hilton on her birthday. But now the secret is out on this administration’s disregard for our future economic welfare, and George W. Bush is looking more […]

GW to give MLK awards

“The potential of Dr. King’s dream is not reached through the individual efforts of a particular group but through the collective effort of the nation, united under the banner of freedom and justice,” junior Isaiah Pickens wrote of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Pickens said he has molded his life around King’s messages […]