March 25, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 53

Stories from the March 25, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Birth control advocates rally on campus

Student activists gathered in Kogan Plaza Monday afternoon to call for easier access to emergency contraception at colleges nationwide The event recognized Back Up Your Birth Control Day, a national effort to make emergency contraception pills more accessible. The pills may reduce the risk of pregnancy if taken up to 120 hours after sexual intercourse, […]

Crime log

Burglary II 3/20 – Crawford Hall open case A female student reported that her laptop was stolen from her room during spring break. Disorderly Conduct 3/18 – Gelman Library 7:56 p.m. – case closed A male alumnus became “irate” after library staff asked him to produce identification. Referred to Student Judicial Services 3/11 – City […]

New York protestors march against war

NEW YORK -Thousands of protesters marched through Manhattan Saturday, calling for the withdrawal of foreign armies from Iraq a year after American-led troops invaded the country. The rally and march were organized by ANSWER – Act Now to Stop War and End Racism – and United for Peace and Justice as part of a global […]

Senate to begin training

The primarily new Student Associate Senate will undergo intense training in the coming weeks to prepare for its transition in April. Although senators typically have some training, Anyah Dembling, executive vice president-elect, said she plans to make the process more formalized this year. As EVP, Dembling is responsible for leading the Senate. “I think it’s […]

Students face file-sharing lawsuits

GW community members are being targeted in the recording industry’s latest wave of lawsuits against online file-sharers. The Recording Industry Association of America announced Tuesday that it will bring legal action against an unidentified number of GW students and staff in its effort to curb illegal file-sharing on networks such as KaZaA. Students could face […]

Campus Calendar

Thursday Campaign rally with Sen. John Kerry and former Virginia Governor Howard Dean 10:30 a.m. Kogan Plaza Student Leaders Date Auction 8 p.m. Hippodrome “Transformations in 21st Century Religio-Ethnic Identity: The Comparative Case of U.S. and Israeli Jews” 3:30 to 5 p.m. Marvin Center room 309 Friday Women’s History Month Lecture Speaker Cassandra Chandler, assistant […]

Review: “Jersey Girl:” A perfect fit

Let’s get one thing straight. Everyone should stop hating Ben Affleck for no reason. He wrote one of the greatest screenplays of the ’90s – yes, I’m referring to “Good Will Hunting.” And we all saw “Armageddon” and thought to ourselves at least once, “Hey, that’s pretty bad ass.” His latest flick, “Jersey Girl,” highlights […]

Kerry to rally on Kogan Plaza

Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry will address the GW community for the second time in a week and officially receive the support of Howard Dean at a Kogan Plaza rally Thursday. With Dean’s support, Kerry will seek to show that the Democrats are united in their effort to take back the White House in the […]

Review: Buzzkill: “The Ladykillers” not funny enough

Joel and Ethan Coen have teamed up with Tom Hanks to remake the 1955 classic “The Ladykillers” (Touchstone Pictures). The comedy tells the story of charlatan professor Goldthwait Higginson Dorr, Ph.D (Hanks), and his attempt at an extravagant casino heist that he hopes will make him and his fellow criminals very wealthy. After placing an […]

University to test water for lead

The University will be testing all campus water for lead in the coming weeks after officials discovered at least one on-campus building has a lead service line. While an initial check found that residential buildings on the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses are not supplied by lead pipe lines, GW inspectors found a lead […]