April 15, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 60

Stories from the April 15, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Judge dismisses Kreuzer lawsuit

A District judge dismissed the lawsuit last week of a Foggy Bottom resident who claimed the Ivory Tower is being built partially on his property. The suit’s dismissal, which University officials announced Tuesday, brought an end to a year-long legal battle that threatened to derail construction of GW’s newest residence hall, which is being erected […]

Column: Code protects students

As a student leader, former Student Association senator and co-chair of the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students, I have always made protecting students’ rights my first priority. This is why I worked with others in the SA, and with certain administrators, in writing the Dummies’ Guide to Rights and Responsibilities. It’s important that the […]

Group protests Sharon visit

About 75 people gathered in front of the White House Wednesday evening to protest the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and an Israeli plan to evacuate troops from some heavily populated Palestinian areas. Sharon met with President Bush earlier in the day to discuss the unilateral withdrawal of Israeli troops from the Gaza […]

Letters to the Editor

Open letter An open letter to the South Asian Society of The George Washington University: We are writing this letter in response to a component of the skit entitled “Punjabi Eye for the White Guy” presented at your Bhangra Blowout show on April 10, 2004. Instead of simply presenting an exciting Punjabi cultural show, you […]

Column: Past problems worse than today’s

In the spring of 1947, Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher let the whole world know what he thought about Jackie Robinson. “I don’t care if the guy is yellow or black, or if he has stripes like a f***ing zebra,” he said. “I’m the manager of this team, and I say he plays.” Fifty-seven years […]

Gelman Library may add Starbucks

Students will be able to grab a cup of joe on their way to the Gelman Library stacks next year if GW and Starbucks sign a contract currently being negotiated. University Librarian Jack Siggins said the coffee shop would be located in the current first-floor, 24-hour reading room. Construction would begin in the summer, and […]

Sports briefs

St. John’s chooses Roberts St. John’s University hired University of Kansas assistant Norm Roberts as its head basketball coach this week, ending any speculation of GW head coach Karl Hobbs filling the position. A New York Times article earlier this month named Hobbs as a potential candidate for the job left vacant by Mike Jarvis, […]

Minority, women professor hires rise

The University hired more women and faculty of color this year, according to an administrative report issued Friday. Of the 56 new faculty members this year, 41 percent are women and 29 percent are faculty of color, which includes black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American professors. Last year, women accounted for 35 percent of faculty […]

Editorial: Who?

Like fans leaving games of the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox and the GW men’s basketball team, students leave the Ellipse on Commencement day dreaming about next year. With the notable exception of Virginia Gov. Mark Warner last year, GW has not brought in the high-profile Commencement speakers students came to expect after appearances by […]