January 20, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 36

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

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 […]

Column: Students need to speak up

In October 2003, the faculty of the GW Law School voted to join the Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights. You may very well ask, ‘Why does that matter? I mean, doesn’t the University join all kinds of things that I never even hear about? Why should I care?’ You should care. Why? Because it’s […]

Campus Calendar

Tuesday Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to speak and discuss new book, “Madam Secretary: A Memoir” 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Discussion 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Book Signing 1957 E Street room 213 Words of Choice A theater piece about pro-choice women and their lives 8 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center Amphitheater, third […]

The rules, the culture, the subtleties of beer pong

“It’s got balls. It’s got defense. That’s a sport to me,” said junior Gabi Gillett. If such criteria truly define a sport, then beer pong has become a more legitimate sport than cheerleading on college campuses nationwide. “It’s not a game of science and strategy. It’s a game of shooting. You can’t play when you’re […]

Staff Editorial: Be wary of changes

Last semester The Hatchet argued that while Colonial Cash has opened up an unprecedented number of new dining options, it is seriously endangering the dining institutions on which students have come to rely. Now the administration is stating that it is looking into independent alternatives to Aramark for the Ivory Towers dining facility, set to […]

Breakfast at Miriam’s

At 6:30 in the morning, Wood (last name withheld) is standing in the cold outside Western Presbyterian Church, talking with his friends and selling cigarettes – two for a quarter – as he waits for the doors of Miriam’s Kitchen to open. Normally the dining room would be open for business now, but things are […]