March 29, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 54

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

The Full Nelson: AL forecast: Cloudy with rain

With baseball season almost under way, we at The Hatchet thought it was time to jump on the prognosticating bandwagon. So the following is my take on the American League, with each team’s predicted order of finish followed by a brief comment. Alan Siegel’s National League picks will be available next week. AL East Yankees […]

Research team releases education study

GW researchers found that students enrolled in a new science curriculum in the Montgomery County Public Schools are learning at the same rate, regardless of race, gender or ethnicity. Investigators released their first year’s worth of study Friday morning. Members of GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development and the Columbian College of Arts […]

Column: Advocate for workers

Over the years, the progressive community at GW has fought tirelessly for workers’ rights at our University, and for workers who are in any way affiliated with this institution. We have met with administrators, submitted petitions with thousands upon thousands of signatures, held forums and teach-ins, and organized demonstrations. We have tabled, palm carded and […]

Inside our pages: Tough decisions when covering death

Late Saturday night the GW community experienced its latest tragedy, as a sophomore drowned in the Potomac River Tidal Basin. Philip Augustin lost his life prematurely; he was the fourth student to die in the last four months. As the campus newspaper, it has been The Hatchet’s job to report each of those stories and […]

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 […]