February 26, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 47

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

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. […]

Growing up local

Hundreds of people packed into Potbelly Sandwich Works at 19th and L streets Feb. 19, but it wasn’t just for the free sandwiches. They were there for a special taste of live music. The sandwich shop released its first-ever “Best of Local Music” CD, which features the top eight artists who competed in a Potbelly […]

Mishaps mark SA election

Technical glitches, paper ballot errors and Metropolitan Police interference marked the first day of student election voting Wednesday. The loss of a number of online voting sites could also push back the announcement of victors until sunrise Friday morning. Students voting in Funger Hall and Ross Hall and on the Mount Vernon Campus used paper […]

Writing courses explore specific topics

GW will introduce Writing in the Disciplines classes next semester following this year’s more rigorous freshman writing program. Some of the 700 freshmen who took University Writing 20 this year, along with other interested students, will enroll in the disciplines courses, which teach writing that relates to specific subject areas. “Each (discipline) has its own […]

Get ready to toss a boot

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is Tennessee Williams’ third significant play, following “The Glass Menagerie” and “A Streetcar Named Desire,” further establishing the author as a major voice on the Broadway stage and winning him a Pulitzer Prize. The play concerns a young man named Brick’s descent into alcoholism following the death of his […]

SJS will not use breathalyzer results in hearings

Student Judicial Services will refrain from using the results of breathalyzer tests in taking disciplinary action against students suspected of underage drinking. University Police will begin using breathalyzers and identification card scanners by the end of March. Brian Hamluk, director of the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education, called the newly acquired devices an […]

Dean supporters plan to stay active

When Howard Dean announced his decision to drop out of the Democratic primary last week, senior Ari Mittleman described the mood of the former Vermont governor’s on-campus supporters as “bitter.” For Mittleman and the approximately 300 members of GW’s Generation Dean group, it was a quick fall from grace for a fiery politician who only […]

Column: A weekend in Kentucky

I guess I’m one of those stereotypically wild college kids, one who engages in irrational behavior. Behavior such as waving campaign signs on the corner of West Main and Cox streets in Lexington, Ky., at 9:30 a.m. in sub-freezing temperatures on Presidents Day. Prior to this excursion, I had no connection to, and little knowledge […]

Ridge honors dept. at GW ceremony

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge addressed the government’s efforts to prevent terrorist attacks at GW Monday morning. About 300 people filled the Jack Morton Auditorium to hear Ridge talk about the war on terror and mark the one-year anniversary of the creation of the Homeland Security Department. “What a wonderful place to commemorate this moment, […]