January 26, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 38

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

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 […]

Kerry takes Iowa as camps move to New Hampshire

Posted 1:49pm January 26 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau Despite Senator John Kerry’s victory in Iowa on Monday, the New Hampshire primary is next week, leaving the bid for the Democratic nominee open to the remaining contenders. While winning 38 percent of the vote, Kerry, D-Mass., was closely followed by Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., […]

GW clarifies hookah policy

University Police officers will no longer be able to confiscate hookahs without reasonable suspicion of drug use, after GW recently clarified its policy regarding the water pipes. Student Judicial Services last month clarified its policy following complaints by a student. The policy states that “students may possess and/or use hookahs in University-owned and controlled properties […]

DC mayor could face recall

Posted 11:51pm January 28 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau An effort to recall Mayor Anthony Williams was launched January 20, citing that Williams should not serve out the remainder of his term because he has ignored the concerns of his constituents in regards to healthcare, education, homelessness, public safety, and democracy. Save our City, […]

BREAKING NEWS: GW cancels Tuesday classes after 4:30 p.m.

Posted Jan. 27 3:50 p.m. The University canceled Tuesday classes beginning after 4:30 p.m. due to inclement weather, said Bob Ludwig, interim director of Media Relations. Ludwig said he does not know if classes will be canceled or delayed Wednesday. “It’s a case-by-case basis in terms of what information we’re getting from local authorities, weather […]