April 12, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 59

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

Negative ads fly-high months before election

Posted 11:54am April 12 by Vanessa Maltin U-WIRE Washington Bureau With seven months remaining until voters across the country cast their ballots in the 2004 presidential election, both President George W. Bush and Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts are crowding the airwaves with ads-each more negative than the next. Yet according to a […]

The Help Line

Q: One of my friends is very clingy. She always assumes that she’s included in whatever plans I make. This makes me want to lie about what I’m doing for the weekend or be really vague. I hate doing this, but I also don’t like her leeching into my social life. I like hanging out […]

Liberals take to the air

Posted 11:56am April 12 by Aaron Huertas U-WIRE Washington Bureau Al Franken has gone from “Saturday Night Live writer” to the author of popular liberal books like “Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot” and “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right”. Franken has been railing […]

GW Web sites unavailable in China

GW officials and the Chinese government are trading allegations over why the University is one of more than 19,000 organizations whose Web sites is frequently inaccessible in China. The Chinese government told GW officials that it does not block the University’s sites and that the inability of Internet users to log on to the sites […]

An open-door policy?

An anomaly. That is what GW Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz called recent allegations of mental and physical abuse against softball coach Shaunte’ Fremin. “It’s not a normal thing that happens at GW in terms of our athletic program because our athletic program, I think, is very open,” he said. “I’d be very disappointed if […]

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 […]