February 26, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 47

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

GW considers testing water for lead

GW officials said there are no indications of lead contamination in the University’s residence halls but have yet to test on-campus drinking water as the District struggles to address a widespread contamination. Bob Ludwig, the University’s interim director of Media Relations, said officials are considering testing the water in University buildings and will make a […]

Editorial: Unsafe water

Despite the fact that the District of Columbia has been aware of potential lead contamination for about a month, the University has done little to alert students to a potential threat. Given the danger that lead exposure poses to students’ health, it is perplexing that the University has not responded to this situation with haste. […]

Is nothing Sacred?

If you go to the movies to be entertained, distracted or amused, then “The Passion of The Christ” (Newmarket Films) is not your kind of film. You’re signing up to watch a man be beaten, tortured and killed in extremely graphic detail. It’s a film made to provoke and upset, disarm and engage. To that […]

D.C. police bust Tequila Grill

Metropolitan Police arrested three students at a Saturday night party sponsored by a Student Association presidential candidate. At about 11:30 p.m., undercover MPD officers entered the Tequila Grill restaurant and bar and approached three students – two male and one female – sitting at a table drinking alcohol provided to them by guests over the […]

Editorial: Wait a year

Last semester, this page argued that despite the obvious need for more student group funding, supporting a unilateral increase in the per-credit Student Association fee would be irresponsible given the SA’s questionable track record when handling such funds. Since then, University officials discovered a serious discrepancy in the University’s SA accounting books in which $52,000 […]

Straight plan for the gay man asks: What makes a man?

We all saw this coming. Since the Bravo network began airing “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” the quirky reality TV show where five gay men teach hygienic habits, dress code and decorating techniques to a volunteering heterosexual, numerous spin-offs and spoofs have spawned from the ever-growing cultural phenomenon. Last Monday, Comedy Central aired the […]

Grads to retain e-mail forwarding

Officials said the University’s e-mail system is experiencing fewer problems since terminating alumni accounts in June. GW decided last year to close all alumni accounts June 2 because many filled e-mail boxes on the server made it difficult to recover the system when there was an outage. Last year’s graduating class will have until this […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Election Night Party Winners announced for the Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board elections Starts at 10 p.m. Hippodrome Career Fair 2 to 6 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Career Center Feminist Speaker Advocate for women’s rights, Jo Freeman, will discuss issues facing women in politics today 6 […]

WRGW kicks off their 75th with Something Corporate

On Friday night, southern Californian band Something Corporate gave a spectacular performance, along with opening act the Red West, helping WRGW kick off its 75th anniversary weekend in front of a sold-out crowd of about 500 people in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. The crowd included a variety of music fans, mainly groups of college […]

Prof. unearths history

Sitting in his skeleton-strewn Law School office, professor James Starrs is thousands of miles away from New Mexico, where he might perform an exhumation that could finally end speculation about the life and death of Billy the Kid. In March, Starrs, an expert in forensic science, will go to Silver City, N.M., to begin work. […]