March 8, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 50

Stories from the March 8, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

D.C. in Brief

Lead testing faces criticism Experts testified Friday that tests to determine whether lead is present in city-supplied water could be flawed. In recent months, water in thousands of District homes has tested positive for high levels of lead, which, if ingested, can cause death in young children and pregnant women. Federal officials said they follow […]

Woodard plans for term

Junior Omar Woodard will get his hands back into the Student Association next year when he assumes the organization’s top position. A former Elliott School of International Affairs senator, Woodard took a break this year to serve as president of the Black Student Union. A Philadelphia native, Woodard said he plans to proactively address his […]

Bush kicks off campaign against Kerry

Posted 12:22pm March 6 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau As Massachusetts Senator John Kerry swept decisive victories in nine of the ten contested states in the Super Tuesday primaries, the Bush campaign began addressing a serious race against the senator in November. With little doubt that Kerry will be his competitor in November, The […]

Ashcroft checks into GW Hospital

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is receiving treatment in the GW Hospital Intensive Care Unit after being admitted to the center Thursday night for stomach pains. Emergency room doctors treated Ashcroft for a severe case of gallstone pancreatitis early Friday, and he is now being monitored, Justice Department officials told The Hatchet. “He was admitted […]

Taking a trip to Mars

Sat., Feb. 28 2:30 p.m. National Geographic Explorer’s Hall 17th and M streets N.W. My friend and I were on our way to Mars, sans spacesuits and a rocket ship. This trip was to the National Geographic Explorer’s Hall; we were looking forward to seeing the Mars 2K4 exhibit. Even though I’ve never been much […]

District offers spring break alternatives

The countdown to spring break often begins as soon as the previous one ends. Students save money for airfare and hotel rooms by working odd jobs over summer break or pulling an extra shift during the school year. The excitement of being able to tan in March induces students to spend hours at the gym […]

GW looks to save lives with defibrillators

A defibrillator has been utilized only once this year after the University placed the devices in several campus buildings in September. The incident took place earlier this semester when University officials attempted to revive a homeless man outside of Ross Hall. The defibrillators allow students to provide immediate care to sudden cardiac arrest victims. The […]

Devotion to the GW buff and blue

A funny thing happened on the afternoon of Sat., Feb. 28. A line stretched around the Smith Center a full two hours before the men’s basketball team played its last home game of the season against the University of Richmond. The sun was shining, the weather was warm, and the fans were pumped. The Colonials […]