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.

Editorial: Change tactics

Progressive campus forces stepped up efforts last week to improve workers’ rights on campus. Attempting to persuade University administrators to accede to their demands – such as instituting a living wage, allying with the Worker Rights Consortium and improving access to healthcare – 11 students were arrested by Metropolitan Police while assembling a tent city […]

Letters to the Editor

Immaturity It was truly sad to read your April Fools’ Day edition of The Hatchet and you all should be embarrassed. While some may have found it offensive, I simply found it moronic and juvenile. There was not a single line of wit in the entire edition – even though so much about GW is […]

Column: Workers rights are human rights

Last Monday, students rallied in front of Rice Hall. These individuals urged GW to affiliate with the Worker Rights Consortium – an organization aligned to prevent the use of sweatshop labor when making college apparel – and to adopt a workers’ rights code of conduct ensuring a living wage, affordable healthcare and the right to […]

From the right: Shedding his moderate side

Forum: John Kerry speaks on campus Its official: John F. Kerry is an unabashed liberal. Of course, we conservatives knew it all along. During the anti-Bush, leftist love fest, led by the still enraged – and deranged – Howard Dean, Sen. Kerry finally shed his “centrist,” “anti-Dean” fa?ade and proudly revealed himself as the radical, […]

GW in brief

GW to partner with Virginia Tech GW’s College of Professional Studies announced March 26 a partnership with Virginia Tech that will focus on offering the first Master of Landscape Architecture in the D.C. area. Upon application, students will be simultaneously admitted to Virginia Tech and GW. The program will give current GW students the opportunity […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Jesus Awareness Week Kick-off Literature distribution, music 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kogan Plaza Week’s events available at http://studentorgs.gwu.edu/ivcf/ Sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Clothesline Project View a clothesline of shirts decorated by women affected by violence 3 to 8 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored by the Alliance for Sexual Assault Awareness Take Back the […]

Japanese prof. receives award

As a young girl, professor Shoko Hamano said she wanted to be an actress. Although she never took formal steps to achieve her goal, Hamano brings her dramatic abilities to the classroom instead of the stage. Hamano, a Japanese professor and this year’s recipient of the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Teaching Award, said she uses […]

GW tests water for lead

GW is in the process of testing the water supply of every on-campus building following reports that water in thousands of city buildings, including a University townhouse, are serviced by lead lines. University officials said they are using an independent contractor to collect the samples and that testing should be completed next week. The decision […]

Law School ranked 20th

The GW Law School rose two places in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of graduate school institutions, claiming the 20th position overall. Director of Data Research for U.S. News and World Report, Bob Morse, attributes the school’s ranking to “small improvements in a number of categories” measured to come up with the […]