April 15, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 60

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

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 […]

9/11 hearings may dramatically affect Bush re-election

Posted 11pm April 16 by Nell McGarity U-WIRE Washington Bureau As the leading officials from both the Clinton and Bush administrations testify before the 9/11 Commission, including last weeks testimony of Richard Clarke and Condoleezza Rice, the impact of their testimony will not be limited to just the findings of the Commission. The public perception […]

Editorial: Develop a plan

Last Friday, ISS officials announced that in response to an unidentified computer worm, several critical computer systems would need to be shut down. Citing that the worm had the potential to crack passwords stored on computers, the administration decided that it would need to take down the Banner system – the application responsible for managing […]