January 26, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 38

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

Senate committee investigates Muslim charities

Posted 1:53pm January 26 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau Following over two years of investigations by federal agencies into ties with terrorist organizations, the Senate Finance Committee has asked the Internal Revenue Service to turn over confidential tax and financial records as well as donor lists for several tax-exempt Muslim charities and foundations including […]

Snow causes class cancellation

Posted Jan. 26, 6:25 a.m.– University officials canceled Monday classes after a snowstorm hit D.C. Sunday night and blanketed the campus in powder. The storm triggred a declaration of a city-wide emergency and closure of D.C. public schools. Bob Ludwig, interim director of Media Relations, said officials debated whether to close school since snow began […]

GW in Brief

Something Corporate to play at GW WRGW will host the alternative band Something Corporate for its 75th Anniversary in February. The band will play in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Feb. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster later this week. The up-and-coming California band is described by the […]

Bush gives last State of the Union before election

Posted 1:55pm January 26 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau In his election year State of the Union address, President George W. Bush tried to convince Americans of his successes over the past three years in the war on terror and the economy, while planting seeds for his own re-election campaign in 2004. Bush spent […]

Friends remember Mendez’s life

When students from GW’s tight-knit Latino community returned to D.C. earlier this month, they knew one of their friends, freshman Daniel M?ndez, would not be there. M?ndez, 19, a native of Panama, died Christmas Eve in a car accident on a Panama City highway. To mark the one-month anniversary of M?ndez’s death, more than 60 […]

Battle of the Sexes

Question: I made out with this guy, off and on, for about two months. Then he started getting clingy, and I decided we should break it off. I told him I didn’t think we should see each other anymore, but he won’t leave me alone. I’m starting to feel uncomfortable. How do I get him […]

Democrats Debate in New Hampshire

Posted 11:43pm January 28 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau At the Koonz Auditorium at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, the remaining Democratic candidates reunited last week after Senator John Kerry’s crushing defeat of his peers in Iowa. On this issue of war, Kerry and Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., defended their vote to […]

Bush outlines new space initiative

Posted 1:44pm January 26 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau On October 26th, 2000, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that before 2005 a robotically manned mission to Mars will have been successfully deployed. And indeed, just two weeks ago, the Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Spirit landed on the surface of the red planet […]

GW strives to support disabled students

Every day Erin Dean wakes up around 8 a.m., turns on her computer and logs on to AOL Instant Messenger. No one special is online yet. She takes a shower, gets dressed, and remembers to throw her film studies book into her bag. After grabbing some cereal and brushing her hair, Dean’s just about ready […]

Can Dean Survive?

Posted 11:45pm January 28 by Aaron Huertas U-WIRE Washington Bureau In an effort to bounce back from a worse than expected third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, former Vermont governor Howard Dean finished second in the New Hampshire Primary Tuesday. Dean portrayed the primary results as a recovery from his showing in Iowa. “We’re not […]