March 11, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 51

Stories from the March 11, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Take off with them

Washington’s foremost contemporary dance company will bring its variegated bag of tricks to the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater for a special two-night weekend engagement Saturday and Sunday. The mixed repertory production, titled “New Voices,” is composed of works by pioneers on the cutting edge of modern dance and is bolstered by a piece from an […]

Kerry addresses Bush war chest, recruits students

Posted 4:00pm March 16 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau While President George W. Bush officially clinched the GOP presidential nomination for the second time Tuesday, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry captured decisive victories in all four Southern primaries, giving him nearly enough delegates to claim the Democratic nomination. But as Bush sits comfortably on his […]

SJT testifies on Hill

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg urged the government to investigate the effects a trimester system would have on federal financial aid at a Senate committee hearing Tuesday. Trachtenberg, who led an unsuccessful effort last year to persuade GW officials to adopt a year-round calendar system, testified at a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Children […]

Independents’ Day at local film festival

This past week The D.C. Independent Film Festival was conducted from March 4th through the 11th. The festival is a working reminder of how “independent film” is not a singular, well-defined genre such as the horror film or documentary. “Independent film” is technically just a shortened term for “film without a distribution deal to put […]

Gay marriage battle continues

Posted 4:30pm March 16 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau From coast to coast, the nation continued to debate the sancitity of same sex marriage this week. In Asbury Park, New Jersey the first same sex couple were married. However, state Attorney General Peter C. Harvey said the wedding was not valid, according to United […]

Ashcroft undergoes surgery at GW

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft will remain at the GW Hospital for at least three more days after doctors removed his gallbladder Tuesday. Ashcroft was admitted to the hospital Thursday night after suffering from stomach pains symptomatic of gallstone pancreatitis. Doctors performed a 90-minute surgery on Ashcroft, who as of Tuesday night was in “guarded […]

Revisiting Schindler’s List

It has been more than 10 years since “Schindler’s List” first swept the box office in 1993. Now, for the first time ever, Universal Studios, alongside the Shoah Foundation, has released the landmark film on DVD. Tuesday’s release accompanies the 10-year anniversary of the “Shoah Visual History Foundation,” which Steven Spielberg founded immediately following the […]

Czar outlines drug policy

U.S. Drug Czar John Walters lauded the benefits of rehabilitation for drug users in a speech at GW Tuesday as about a dozen students protested outside chanting, “no more drug war.” The speech launched the creation of GW’s chapter of Students Taking Action Not Drugs, a group dedicated to challenging the growing movement to legalize […]

Column: GW recycling 101

Despite popular rumors around campus, the University does recycle, and now it’s up to the students to play their part. After becoming concerned about the lack of recycling on campus, we formed a group to encourage recycling and dug deeper into the procedure behind the myth. We spoke to Tony Dillard, coordinating manager of general […]