April 5, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 57

Stories from the April 5, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

D.C. in brief

Journalists discuss 2004 election A group of political correspondents said the 2004 presidential election will be one of the closest in history at a panel discussion at the National Press Club last week. The pundits spoke to about 200 people at a March 29 installment of the GW-sponsored Kalb Report, which is named after its […]

The Hatchet Meter

Tenders at BK &nbsp Burger King should be commended for bringing the best fast food chicken tenders to campus. No Chipotle in the Towers &nbsp Chipotle missed an incredible opportunity to generate revenue by turning down a spot in the Ivory Tower. Baja Fresh anyone?

Kennedy backs student fight

Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) called on GW to increase its employees’ salaries and benefits at a Kogan Plaza rally Friday afternoon. The event, organized by the Progressive Student Union and Students for Peace and Justice, came several days after nine GW students and two Georgetown students were arrested for staging a Marvin Center sit-in to […]

Adjuncts fight for union

Adjunct professors re-filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday to hold a campus-wide election on unionization, the movement’s organizers said. The move came in response to indications that the NLRB was prepared to side with the University in a dispute over the number of adjuncts teaching at GW. Operating under a […]

UPD officer hospitalized after fire

A City Hall kitchen fire led to the hospitalization of a University Police officer and evacuation of the building for an hour Saturday night. The D.C. Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire on the hall’s seventh floor and transported a female UPD officer to the GW Hospital for minor smoke inhalation at 9 p.m., department […]

Ivory Tower nears completion

The Ivory Tower, a 729-bed residence hall with dining venues on its basement floor, is currently under construction and set to open to students in August. The facility, which will house students in New Hall-style doubles and quads, will feature five eating establishments, several music rooms and an underground parking garage, said University officials on […]

Students shoot with NRA

GW students exercised their second amendment right to bear firearms on Saturday at National Rifle Association headquarters. The NRA and National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Va. welcomed 20 members of the College Republicans for a tour and lessons in safe gun handling. Students also practiced shooting semi-automatic pistols in an underground range. “If we can […]

SMPA considers EMDA cuts, curriculum changes

Freshman Matthew Saunders, an electronic media major, said he was accepted to several of the top communications schools in the country but thought that GW would best help him launch a career in television direction. He said he was attracted by the School of Media and Public Affairs’ selectivity and its boasting of hands-on experience […]

Lacrosse upsets Spiders

The GW women’s lacrosse team kicked off Atlantic 10 conference play on a high note Friday, upsetting No. 19 (Coaches Poll) Richmond 8-7 under soggy conditions at Mount Vernon Field. The win is the Colonials’ (4-5, 1-0 A-10) first against a ranked team in their three seasons as a varsity program. The players said they […]

Friends remember sophomore

Sophomore Elon Shore recalled his best memory of Philip Augustin under a purple sky in Kogan Plaza Thursday night. “I was walking down the aisle, and I tripped, and I knocked over my books,” said Shore about an embarrassing moment he had in class last year. “The seniors in the class kind of laughed, but […]