April 22, 2004

Volume 100, Issue 62

Stories from the April 22, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Peace studies minor faces cuts

The University is reducing financial support for the peace studies minor as a result of budget cuts in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. While students can still take peace studies classes in the fall, the program will not receive any additional funding and could lose all funding in the near future, peace studies […]

MTV advocates voter awareness at GW

Leaders of the Democratic and Republican national committees teamed up with MTV in the Jack Morton Auditorium Monday to promote political awareness and activism among American youth. At the press conference, DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe, RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie and MTV News correspondent Gideon Yago announced two essay contests, one for each party, geared towards […]

University to review response to student deaths

GW is creating a commission to investigate how effectively the University has responded to five student deaths following the suicide of freshman Hasan Hussain Sunday. Dean of Students Linda Donnels is organizing the panel in response to the deaths of four undergraduates and a law student in the past five months. The commission will look […]

Panel protests PATRIOT Act

Speakers condemned the possibility of students being subject to residence hall room searches, record checking and curriculum changes under the PATRIOT Act at a discussion about the anti-terrorist law Tuesday. The PATRIOT Act, which was passed after the September 11 terrorist attacks, is intended to protect the United States from future terrorist attacks by allowing […]

BREAKING NEWS: Softball coach resigns after allegations of abuse

Posted Friday, April 23, 5:45 p.m. Head softball coach Shaunte’ Fremin resigned on Monday amid allegations that she was abusive to players and violated NCAA rules. In a letter sent to softball players and parents on Thursday, Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz and Senior Associate Athletic Director Mary Jo Warner wrote that “ultimately we concluded, […]

Friends hold vigil in memory of Hussain

At a scene becoming all too familiar to the GW community, more than 100 students gathered in the Marvin Center Monday night to mourn the death of freshman Hasan Hussain. The vigil, which began at 9 p.m., included prayers and readings from the Quran and comments from students, local Muslim leaders and University President Stephen […]

Woodward book says Bush intent on going to war

Posted April 24 8:05pm by Aaron Huertas U-WIRE Washington Bureau Washington Post writer Bob Woodward is no stranger to Presidential politics. Along with fellow Post writer Carl Bernstein, he helped break the Watergate story that eventually led to Richard Nixon’s resignation. With such a start in the world of Presidential reporting, it’s almost surprising that […]

SA proposal faces criticism

Compromises will need to be made as the Student Association moves toward changing GW’s Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities, administrators and SA senators said. The SA Senate adopted a series of recommended revisions to the guide last week and will pass them along to the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students and the Board […]

The Mexican ‘Guys and Dolls’?

Many people are averse to musicals, claiming people don’t really break into song and dance in daily life. Well, I don’t know about you, but I always tap dance my way to J Street and sing “soda please” to the worker at Chick-Fil-A. OK, so I’m lying. But if you don’t think a musical can […]

Taking it to the bank: a look into sperm donation

As a George Mason University Law School student, Bruce Austin* needed a way to make some extra cash. A flyer in his residence hall led Austin to a process that would make him $40,000 richer – sperm donation. “A lot of people got these things … and were reading them and laughing about it,” said […]