February 20, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 45

Stories from the February 20, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

SA candidates debate

Student Association presidential and executive vice presidential candidates gave their positions on U.S.-Israel relations, on-campus kosher food options and birth control at a forum Wednesday night. The hour-long event, sponsored by the Jewish Student Association and Student Alliance for Israel, addressed issues pertaining to GW’s Jewish community. About 40 students attended to hear their candidates’ […]

More awkward than puberty

Tupac and Biggie. Jay Z and Nas. Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff. These are the contenders in the biggest pop culture feuds of the last 10 years. Apparently, Disney’s “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” was a major bone of contention for the two starlets. But the final product is a movie so erratic and […]

GW looks to replace SSNs with random IDs

University officials are looking into abandoning GW’s longstanding practice of using Social Security numbers to identify students. Officials said they have yet to commit themselves to a change and cautioned that they are only investigating the feasibility of a switch. A change would likely involve assigning students randomly generated numbers that would replace Social Security […]

Law School shortens term

The Law School will shorten its semester by one week this fall, allowing some students to enjoy a longer summer and attend job interviews, officials said. Last month, the law faculty approved a Student Bar Association proposal to switch from a 14- to 13-week schedule for law students who have completed at least three semesters […]

And the town cheered!

Small-town populations almost never catch a break in the dramatic world. For the most part, plays and movies have consistently reduced them to flat but lovable characters who bemuse city folk and cheer at town meetings. “Welcome to Mooseport” (20th Century Fox) is no different, as the audience can hardly expect the citizens of Mooseport […]

Kerry’s comeback may lead to Oval Office

Posted 11:59pm February 19 by Aaron Huertas U-WIRE Washington Bureau Weeks before the Iowa Caucuses, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry was running far behind front-runner Howard Dean. A national poll conducted in mid-January showed him a distant third, with only nine percent of respondents saying they supported him in a crowded field of Democratic Presidential hopefuls. […]

GW students spared in MP3 lawsuits

Although a number of Georgetown University students are facing legal action for downloading music, GW students have not been affected by the recording industry’s crackdown on file sharers, University officials said. The Recording Industry Association of America, a trade group that represents the United States recording industry, has asked several colleges to hold the Internet […]

Theater review: The Perils of War

Bertolt Brecht’s play, “A Man’s a Man,” is not for the passive theatergoer. But then, that was Brecht’s point. The anti-militarist comedy/musical is currently at Arena Stage under the direction of renowned Hungarian director Enik Eszenyi. Brecht is often considered to be one of the most innovative playwrights of the 20th century, dabbling in the […]

Kerry edges out Edwards in Wisconsin, Dean drops

Posted 12:01am February 20 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau Tuesday night’s Wisconsin primary brought a narrow victory for presidential hopeful John Kerry, and also signaled the end of one time front-runner Howard Dean’s bid for the White House. Kerry, D-Mass., garnered 40 percent of the vote. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., trailed close behind with […]

Iraq council opposes Bush plans

Posted 11:55pm February 19 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau As three more U.S. soldiers and one U.S. civilian lost their lives in Iraq this week, several members of the Iraqi Governing Council said they no longer support President Bush’s plan to select an interim government through caucuses but prefer the council become the sovereign […]