April 12, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 59

Stories from the April 12, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Student 4-RIDE use declines

University Police officials will not request a funding increase for 4-RIDE because of a decrease in service use. The decision not to seek an increase for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, was based on “flat numbers,” UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said. Stafford said that 4-RIDE use has fallen by 1,000 to 2,000 […]

Raglani leads series victory

The GW baseball team took both games of a doubleheader against St. Joseph’s Friday before falling 15-12 Saturday in the final game of the series. The loss snapped an eight-game winning streak for the Colonials, who have won 13 of their last 15 games. Poor GW pitching and three defensive errors allowed the Hawks to […]

Nation in brief

Charges dropped against UMD students (U-WIRE) COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland dropped charges April 5 against three students who were accused of disorderly conduct after shouting comments and questions to Lynne Cheney, the United States vice president’s wife, during a campus forum in February. Graduate students Michael Cawdery and Ryan Grim and […]

Bhangra blasts off

The South Asian Society hosted a variety of cultural events this weekend in conjunction with the annual Bhangra Blowout dance competition. The Saturday night event brought together team members from 10 universities across the country and about 4,000 audience members from around the world to D.A.R. Constitution Hall in D.C. Bhangra is a form of […]


The article “Rice expected to sign” (April 8, p. 17) stated that Maureece Rice has had “character issues.” The Hatchet has no knowledge of any such issues with Rice’s character. The instances cited were unconfirmed reports from other news outlets and did not demonstrate any issues with Rice’s character. The Hatchet regrets the use of […]

Rice answers for 9/11

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – National security adviser Condoleezza Rice defended the Bush administration’s terrorism policies in her testimony Thursday before the bi-partisan independent commission in charge of investigating the Sept. 11 attacks. “If we knew an attack was coming against the United States, that an attack was coming against Washington and New York, we would have […]

Editorial: Support the center

For years, Muslims on campus have been served by inadequate facilities. Currently, Muslim students split their time between their small office in the Marvin Center and prayer services at Western Presbyterian Church. Given that both Catholics and Jews enjoy the increased opportunities a religious center provides, Muslim students should be commended for taking proactive steps […]

Navy upends rowers again

The GW crew teams could not defend the Potomac at the 17th annual GW Invitational Saturday, finishing fifth in the 12-team field, down from last year’s second-place finish. For the third straight year, the U.S. Naval Academy won the team point title by taking four first-place, one second-place and two third-place finishes. The Midshipmen scored […]

Faculty Senate discusses tenure policies

A resolution advocating the need for more thorough faculty evaluations of tenure candidates received unanimous support from the Faculty Senate at its meeting Friday. The resolution came after a few members of the faculty were unexpectedly denied tenure status recently. Problems such as lack of specificity of tenure criteria at the department level and of […]

Editorial: See it through

Once again, protesters from Act Now to Stop War and End Racism inundated the District for an “emergency protest.” As expected, protesters espoused mindless platitudes sympathizing with the people who burnt four American citizens alive in Iraq and Palestinian suicide bombers. Unfortunately, this protest is only a preview of what GW can expect when the […]