January 26, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 38

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

Staff Editorial: Spirit Rising

For the past several years, University administrators have expressed a strong desire to foster a greater sense of campus community. The recent improvement of the GW men’s basketball team has gone a long way to advance this important goal. The team’s progress over the past year has started a buzz on campus. While last year […]

Gay marriage amendment could play role in election

Posted 11:53pm January 28 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau President Bush recently voiced support for a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriages, pleasing conservative followers and giving needed ammunition to the Democratic Party in the 2004 presidential election. In his State of the Union speech last Tuesday, loaded with conservative values, Bush indicated […]

Hart to leave SA after one term as president

Student Association President Kris Hart announced this week that he will not seek another term in office. Hart said his goals for next year include a possible internship, business goals, spending time with friends and studying. “Part of (the decision) was for personal reasons,” he said. “I wanted more time for other things. I wanted […]

Forum: No justification for lying

Last year President Bush stood before the nation and declared that our intelligence had determined that Saddam Hussein “had materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent … had upwards of 30,000 munitions capable of delivering chemical agents …(and) had several mobile biological weapons labs.” This year, after […]

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 […]