March 1, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 48

Stories from the March 1, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

1964 to 1972: Events

July 27, 1964 University President Thomas Henry Carroll dies suddenly of a heart attack. September 1964 Thurston Hall opens as an all-female dormitory. August 1965 Lloyd Elliott, former president of the University of Maine, becomes GW president despite faculty opposition. November 24, 1966 The GW football team loses its last game to Villanova. Football would […]

Viewers debate controversial “Passion”

As Roman soldiers selected a spiked whip from a table laden with torture devices, the audience gasped. But that was the only sound viewers would make during a Wednesday night showing of “The Passion of the Christ.” “It was very gruesome,” said freshman Eugene Meyers after watching Mel Gibson’s highly anticipated but controversial chronicle of […]

Scholar discusses Middle East freedom

A prominent Egyptian scholar whose persistent calls for democracy landed him in jail urged Middle East governments to grant their citizens greater freedoms in a speech at GW Thursday. Saad Eddin Ibrahim, a sociology professor at the American University in Cairo, was released from an Egyptian prison last spring following a three-year trial that ended […]

Students protest Marvin Center dedication

When asked to name a building on campus, one of the first that comes to mind for most GW students is the Marvin Center. It’s where much of the undergraduate population eats, hangs out with friends, attends meetings, spends hundreds of dollars on books and sometimes studies. It’s such a central part of life at […]

Chappelle riles up full house

Comedian Dave Chappelle entertained a sold-out Smith Center Saturday night with jokes about marijuana, masturbation and race. Chappelle, 30, is known for his role in the cult classic “Half Baked,” and stars in hi own television program, “Chappelle’s Show,” which airs on Comedy Central Wednesday nights at 10:30. He also performed at GW two years […]

Students protest drinking age

A youth advocacy organization is recruiting D.C. college students in its campaign to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18. While flyers from the National Youth Rights Association have been posted around campus, GW students have yet to officially join the group’s effort to change the nation’s drinking laws. Alex Koroknay-Palicz, the non-profit organization’s […]

New dorm houses women

For today’s average GW student, the mention of Thurston Hall brings to mind just a couple of thoughts: “sex and booze.” Now envision an entirely different experience – an all-female “Superdorm,” the New Women’s Residence Hall. Costing about $5 million, the nearly 1,000-bed hall on the corner of 19 and F streets came complete with […]

Students give new shoes to needy

Jif creamy peanut butter, Campbell’s Soup and green beans, all packaged in industrial size containers – these are items the D.C. Central Kitchen receives more than 2,000 pounds each day, but it’s the things the kitchen doesn’t get that it really needs. When GW Hillel students organized a month of hunger and homelessness awareness projects, […]

Students vote down SA fee hike

Students narrowly voted against doubling the Student Association fee to $2 per credit hour this week, preventing an increase that could have given the organization nearly $1 million. In a 1,084 to 981 vote, the referendum lost by about 100 students. The referendum would have amended the SA constitution, allowing the organization to charge all […]