April 15, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 60

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

PB creates Spring Fling back-up plan

The annual Spring Fling will be held in the Smith Center on Saturday in the event of inclement weather, said Jonathan Reiling, executive chair of the Program Board. The event is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. on the Quad. “Right now it’s looking pretty good,” Reiling said. “I think it’s going to be a […]

Column: Fighting censorship on campus

“History of Hatchet April Fools’” (April 8, p. 4) omits at least one attempted incident of administrative censorship by intimidation, and misstates (as least as I remember it) another – with continuing consequences to the current Hatchet. Several years ago a parody of a dean in the April Fools’ issue led to a proceeding in […]

Stern, others under attack by FCC

Posted 11:55pm April 16 by Jane Black U-WIRE Washington Bureau The future of free speech over the airwaves is uncertain, as over a dozen radio personalities have recently been pulled off the air in an effort by the Federal Communications Commission to control content. Radio “shock jock” Howard Stern was permanently booted from six radio […]

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 […]