April 12, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 59

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

Art department to make cuts

A recent internal review of the University’s art department calls to phase out visual communications and printmaking, while strengthening photography and new forms of media. The department of fine arts and art history finalized a report this semester that assesses equipment, personnel and space needs. “This plan has as its goal a review of what […]


Guitarist Tim Kiser jumps into the air during DFL’s performance at the Battle of the Bands in the Hippodrome Thursday night. Groups were competing to perform at Spring Fling Saturday. Bands Exit Clov and The Sunday Mail won the contest.

University invests in grad life

GW is working to create an Office of Grad Life to serve graduate students’ non-academic needs. The office, which is in its initial stages, will sponsor social events to create a cohesive environment for graduate students. A Web site, which was launched earlier this semester, also addresses graduate students’ questions about various aspects of campus […]

Column: Fashioning a new America

My brief honeymoon with John Kerry is officially over. After a late charge in the primary season – based largely on the perception that he could beat President George W. Bush – Kerry has seemingly returned to the longwinded, visionless politician he resembled until his surge in Iowa. Unfortunately for America, that means the likelihood […]

Kennedy backs George Washington U. students’ fight

Posted 11:52am April 12 by Adela Maskova U-WIRE Washington Bureau Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., made a 10-minute speech to a crowd of approximately 200 during a rally for workers’ rights held at George Washington University, Friday afternoon. “The increase in living wages is a women’s issue and it’s a children’s issue — it is […]

Column: Response to Jews for Jesus

There is a bit more to the story than was reported in Thursday’s Hatchet regarding the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s decision to bring a representative from Jews for Jesus to campus (“Groups host Jews for Jesus,” April 8, p. 6). A member of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship left me a voicemail on the Friday prior to […]

Rice testifies before 9/11 committee

Posted 12:03pm April 12 by Ludmila Kafanov U-WIRE Washington Bureau 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 […]

GW pushes gov’t for year-round calendar

GW officials submitted a proposal to Congress Friday suggesting that the government explore the feasibility of a year-round calendar at universities nationwide. The proposal was submitted to the office of Sen. Lamar Alexander, who chairs the Senate subcommittee on Children and Families. Last month, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg testified at a subcommittee hearing in […]