April 19, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 61

Stories from the April 19, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Editorial: Continue being open

The University recently announced that 21 campus buildings have tested positive for lead contamination in their water supplies. Despite acknowledging the situation, the University has not disclosed the names of these buildings outside of indicating they are most likely townhouses. Although lead contamination does not pose a life-threatening risk for college-aged students, the University should, […]

Letters to the Editor

Be Tolerant This is in response to the editorials in your April Fools’ edition. It took some time for me to gather my thoughts concerning “The Day I Found Jesus” and “Mel Gibson Is Going to Hell,” (p. 4), but I cannot resist expressing my outrage. It is fine if you do not like “The […]

Editorial: Spend wisely

The University announced recently that it is looking to install a Starbucks cafe in the first floor of Gelman Library. The new facility would convert one part of the 24-hour reading room into the facility while retaining the rest of the space for studying. While the cafe could help advance the well-known University goal of […]

GW sponsors election poll

President Bush will need to fight off a strong campaign by Sen. John Kerry to stay in the White House, according to results of the GW-sponsored Battleground Poll released last week. The bipartisan survey is compiled annually as an indicator of public opinion and voting trends. This year, GW became the official sponsor of the […]

Column: Google’s misstep

The word “anti-Semitism” has been tossed around more frequently in the past few months – mainly because of the recent release of the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” Rather than allow people who spout anti-Semitic rhetoric to go around unchecked, I decided that, as a Jew, I had a duty to be an opposing […]

Metro increases security

In the wake of the recent Madrid bombings, the Metro has increased police presence at its stations and purchased explosive detection equipment. The increased security measures come weeks after bombs ripped through several train stations in the Spanish capital, killing 190 people and injuring more than 1,000. Intelligence officials have attributed the attacks to Islamic […]

Column: Dropping the N-bomb

I grew up in D.C. and attended predominately black schools throughout my youth. Within that limited cultural enclave I heard and used the word “nigga” a lot. There, the connotative or colloquial usage is very dynamic, in that a slight change in context can change from one of extreme endearment to that of disdain. “My […]

SA releases financial plan

Student Association President Kris Hart released a plan last week to ensure the appropriate management of funds and to prevent future financial discrepancies. Hart found several financial errors in the University’s books earlier this year. The plan includes increased communication between the SA and Student and Academic Support Services, along with more training for SA […]