February 12, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 43

Stories from the February 12, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.


Thursday Memorial service for sophomore Jenny Dierdorff 9 p.m. Smith Center Summer job and internship fair 2 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom South Asian Society date auction 7 to 11 p.m. Hippodrome Friday Film: “Intolerable Cruelty” 8 to 10 p.m. Eckles Library Auditorium, Mount Vernon Campus “American Power: Necessary But Is It Enough?” […]

Bush and Kerry: not really that different

I have a penchant for picking the losing candidate in presidential elections, but I also have one for picking a true leader who represents a clear and much-needed contrast to the status quo. This time around I devoted my time and energy to former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. Last election season I worked enthusiastically for […]


SA calls for equal tuition The Senate Academic Affairs Committee voted Tuesday to consider a bill asking the University to standardize tuition costs for all majors. Students in the School of Media and Public Affairs pay an extra $1,000 per year. “Calling it a tuition price is a bad precedent because then the University can […]

Dogs don’t bark at parked cars

For years I have watched as we are slandered, and we fall back. I have watched as we are denied equal membership to the Interfraternity Council, and we fall back. And last week, I watched as Ben Block, president of the IFC, lied about “unrecognized fraternities,” and we fell back. The line is drawn here. […]

Delta Tau Delta closes chapter

The Delta Tau Delta fraternity closed its GW chapter late Wednesday night after allegations of hazing. The fraternity cannot return to campus until fall 2007. Executive Vice President of Delta Tau Delta national James Russell declined to comment on specifics of the violation but said national launched an investigation earlier this month. “The chapter violated […]

Letters to the Editor

Personal Opinion After reading Michael Goldberg’s “Fairer treatment needed” (Feb. 2, p. 4) and Kelly Taylor’s response to the John Edwards editorial (“Our Choice: John Edwards,” Feb. 2, p. 4), both people seemed to have forgotten something: they’re responding to editorial articles, which express somebody’s personal opinion. If somebody’s facts used to back an opinion […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 2/5 – Dakota Apartments 12:01 a.m. – case closed Students were reportedly throwing eggs out of the window of an apartment. No suspects or witnesses Drug Law Violation 2/5 – Thurston Hall 12:50 a.m. – open case A smoking pipe with traces of marijuana was discovered in the building’s courtyard. Harrassment 2/4 – […]

Times editor discusses Blair scandal

New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller talked about the Jayson Blair scandal and his career as a journalist at Monday night’s Kalb Report. Speaking in front of about 150 people at the National Press Club, Keller, who assumed The Times’ top post in July 2003, discounted the importance of journalism schools. He also addressed […]

UPD buys breathalyzers, ID scanners

Students stumbling home after a night of partying could be stopped and asked to take a breathalyzer test by University Police officers starting as early as March. The University has also acquired identification scanners to help crack down on underage drinking and identify intoxicated students who need medical attention, UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said. Metropolitan […]