January 26, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 38

Stories from the January 26, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Student Peace Corps participation rises

GW student participation in the Peace Corps surged this year, recruiters for the organization said. With 44 volunteers, the University ranked seventh this year among mid-size universities that have an undergraduate population between 5,000 and 15,000 students. “It’s nice to see that a GW education is producing graduates who are going out and making a […]

Forum: The real visionary leaders

While the Democrats desperately search for a worthy opponent to President Bush, the State of the Union address made it clear that the American people have already found their leader. That leader is George W. Bush. As for the Democrats – well, I think the priggish expressions of the paradigm of morality, Sen. Ted “Chappaquiddick” […]

Tony Bennett visits GW class

A class of 12 students received a surprise visit from famed singer Tony Bennett Thursday. With his tan, leathery skin and silver hair, the musical legend sat in the corner of a media class, held in GW Vice President for Communications Michael Freedman’s office. The singer, who has won 10 Grammy awards in his more […]

Column: Adjuncts treated unfairly

The article “TAs, Profs. Drop Union Efforts” (Dec. 4, p. 1) inaccurately states that “adjunct faculty members earn about $58,000 per year, while full-time faculty members earn about $103,000 per year.” The article fails to differentiate between ranks of full-time, tenured faculty and to accurately report the true salary range of adjuncts, who make up […]

Air museum opens in Virginia

In a gigantic hangar near Dulles International Airport sits the Enola Gay, a metallic-plated plane that changed the course of history on Aug. 6, 1945, when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The four-engine B-29 bomber joins the space shuttle Enterprise and an Air France Concorde in the National Air and Space Museum’s […]

Letters to the Editor

Albright hypocrisy This past Tuesday, Madeleine Albright addressed the future diplomats of the world at the Elliott School of International Affairs. While she is often hailed as a great leader unafraid to criticize the current administration, it should be noted that her tenure in office could be the subject of a war crimes dissertation. While […]

Protesters march against abortion

Thousands of pro-life activists marched to the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday on the anniversary of a monumental court decision giving women the right to have abortions. The March for Life, an annual demonstration against abortion, started at the Ellipse outside the White House and continued to the Supreme Court. At least 30 students from GW […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Black Student Union honorary members ceremony BSU will award four members for dedication to community 7 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Former WWF female champion Sable to speak to marketing class Class open to all students 2 to 3 p.m. Marvin Center room 403 Information Session – Teach for America 8 to 9:30 p.m. […]

D.C. in Brief

Improper care may be cause of zoo deaths Veterinarians at the National Zoo have been accused of covering up the deaths of 23 animals over the past six years, The Washington Post reported. Many of the veterinarians’ records are incomplete or were changed after deaths of a lion, orangutan, giraffe and dozens of other animals. […]

Home is where the art is

3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 500 17th St. N.W. Corcoran Gallery of Art I was in a bad mood. I had survived my first semester and wasn’t sure if I could do it again. I was homesick, and it didn’t help that I was being assaulted by frigid temperatures, making me want to give the […]