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.

Staff Editorial: Potential for greatness

After a tumultuous couple of weeks, the student body has elected a radically different Student Association. Newly elected President Omar Woodard and a Senate with only a few returning members must forge a way to work concurrently on behalf of the student body. While each new representative campaigned on different ideas and programs, this page […]

Letters to the Editor

Keep it open Democracy is about every individual being able to participate in the process; the scandals of U.S. political history were achieved while candidates were chosen in smoke-filled rooms. The GW Hatchet would prefer that two of the largest student groups on campus reject the input of their paid membership in endorsing candidates for […]

Kerry clinches nomination, Edwards drops out

Posted 11:02am March 6 by Aaron Huertas U-WIRE Washington Bureau John Kerry, the junior Senator from Massachusetts, clinched the Democratic Party nomination for President yesterday, coming in first in nine out of Tuesday’s 10 contests. His chief rival, North Carolina Senator John Edwards, will announce his withdrawal from the race in Raleigh, N.C. “Before us […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Discussion on global marketing strategy at Subway Speaker Brian J. Marino, GW alumnus and international marketing manager for Subway restaurants 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monroe Hall room 105 Interested students should e-mail ancillai@gwu.edu or call (202) 994-4801 International Women’s Day Speakers on women’s issues in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Turkey 5 to […]

Hobbs’ gamble pays off

PHILADELPHIA – With a first round bye in the Atlantic 10 Tournament riding on Saturday’s game at La Salle, GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs made an unprecedented decision. He didn’t start T. J. Thompson for the first time in the junior guard’s three-year career, replacing him instead with freshman J.R. Pinnock. The move not […]

States can deny scholarships to religion students

Posted 12:01pm March 6 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE Washington Bureau On Feb. 25, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision, to allow states to decide whether or not they will fund public scholarships for students pursuing a religious education. The ruling follows the legislative path enacted in over thirty other states. The […]

Hawks knock off Colonials

PHILIDELPHIA- Heading into the Atlantic 10 Tournament, GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown said he was concerned about the Colonials offense and, more specifically, its outside shooting. McKeown’s worries were validated Sunday as GW struggled to score in its 70-57 loss to St. Joseph’s which ended the Colonials’ bid to repeat their 2003 championship. GW […]

Column: Kerry’s illogical claim

This just in: “According to the Associated Press, Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry served on a Navy gunboat in Vietnam and was recognized with numerous military decorations for courage under fire and wounds sustained in combat.” Big news, right? I doubt it. One can hardly watch a Kerry campaign rally or stump speech without […]

Parents mull suing GW over softball coach

As the University continues its investigation into the conduct of softball coach Shaunte’ Fremin, a few parents said this weekend that they are considering taking legal action against GW for Fremin’s alleged physical and mental abuse of players. “As a former coach, I know when things are being done properly you don’t end up with […]