March 29, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 54

Stories from the March 29, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Column: One professor’s ‘Passion’

Dislocated, almost torn out of their sockets, Christ’s arms looked as if they were pinioned from shoulder to wrist by the twisted cords of the muscles. The tendons of the armpit were cracking under the strain. The hands were wide open, the fingers contorted in a wild gesture in which were supplication and reproach, yet […]

Column: Reasoned liberal opposition

Ever since the buildup to the war against Iraq, I’ve been frustrated by a cacophony of pro-war opinions columns alleging madmen of the Middle East, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism links and 45-minute deployment systems. On the other hand, despite the hordes of active leftists concerned more with reciting petty character assassinations and condensing complex […]

Nation in Brief

DNA exists from rape involving player (U-WIRE) BOULDER, Colo. – A police report made public Thursday shows DNA evidence exists that supports a claim made by a woman in the summer of 2000 that alleged a now-former Colorado University football player raped her after a high school graduation party weeks before he was to join […]

Dean endorses Kerry at GW rally

Howard Dean officially endorsed presumed Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry in a Kogan Plaza rally Thursday afternoon. Dean’s endorsement on the warm spring day was followed by a speech from the Massachusetts senator, who said he would reduce college tuition costs, create more jobs and push for universal health care if he defeats President Bush […]

Editorial: Empower students

Last Thursday’s rally with Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean represents one of the many exciting opportunities GW students have to be part of the American political process. During the rally, Sen. Kerry and Gov. Dean repeatedly spoke of the importance of young people to the presidential election and American […]

Making new waves: the history of Puglisi’s barbershop

In addition to witnessing some of the most defining moments in the nation’s history, the owner of Puglisi’s barbershop on Pennsylvania Avenue has seen trendy hairstyles come and go. Since emigrating from Sicily in 1960, Antonio Puglisi has given customers mohawks, flattops or “whatever they want.” After operating for 30 years from a townhouse where […]

MPD arrests students at Marvin Center protest

Posted 10:09 p.m., Monday, March 29 — Metropolitan Police arrested nine GW students who occupied the Marvin Center’s Great Hall Monday afternoon to drum up support for workers’ rights. At 1 p.m., demonstrators began setting up tents and announced that they would occupy the lobby until GW administrators adopted a new code of conduct for […]

Sophomore drowns in Tidal Basin

Metropolitan Police are investigating the apparent drowning of a male GW sophomore in the Tidal Basin late Saturday night. Friends remembered Philip Augustin, 20, a Crawford Hall resident, as a talented free-style rapper who always had a smile on his face. “He was a really well-respected kid around campus,” said sophomore Ryan Smith, who roomed […]

Column: Working the streets

I cannot believe that I am at this point in my life. It sure is a swift kick in the ass. What is this point and what is “it”? Well, the point is that time in one’s life when he must either find a job or end up living in a refrigerator box. “It” is […]

Editorial: A grieving campus

This has been a trying semester for the GW community. Mourning the loss of four of its members in only a few short months has thrust inherently painful, adult issues and emotions on our campus community. Many other colleges and universities across the country have been dealing with equally tragic circumstances on their own campuses. […]