June 7, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 3

Stories from the June 7, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Column: The energy paradox

Sometimes we Americans can be such hypocrites. I could not help eavesdropping on the conversations of fellow moviegoers while we funneled out of the theater after a showing of the summer blockbuster “The Day After Tomorrow.” I initially was encouraged that the movie – while employing a lot of fictional science – caused some individuals […]

President Bush, veterans dedicate WWII Memorial

As the U.S. Navy band belted out the final notes of the national anthem May 29, eyes turned skyward to watch jets thunder overhead during the World War II Memorial dedication. On Memorial Day Weekend, organizers officially opened the latest addition to the National Mall – a bronze and granite tribute to the men and […]

GW replaces lead pipeline

GW replaced a lead pipeline last month that prompted the University to test all of its buildings’ water for lead contamination earlier this year. The removal of the pipeline, which serves the Judaic Studies building, follows warnings from GW to members of the department not to use the building’s tap water. University employees found the […]

World Court judge headlines Law School Commencement

More than 600 new lawyers were set loose on the world a few weeks ago as GW’s Law School Commencement ceremony took place in a packed Smith Center. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg kicked off the May 23 ceremony, which featured remarks from World Court Justice Thomas Buergenthal, with a charge to graduates to never […]

GW, distinguished journalist commemorate D-Day

Renowned journalist Richard C. Hottelet reflected on the turning point of World War II Sunday, the 60th anniversary of the allied D-Day invasion. In a 90-minute conversation with Michael Freedman, GW’s vice president of Communications, Hottelet discussed his reporting on the largest invasion in history for CBS radio. Hottelet is the only surviving member of […]

Protesters gather outside Rumsfeld’s house to protest war

About 1,000 protesters marched in the rain through the streets of D.C. and stood outside Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s house Saturday to protest the handling of the occupation of Iraq. The demonstration, billed as the “next stage of the anti-war movement,” was one of several “emergency protests” sponsored by the group Act Now to […]

Cicadas swarm D.C. area

They have red eyes, yellow wings and are known only by the mysterious name “Brood X.” But these creatures aren’t visitors from another planet – they’re in America’s backyards and parks. Since mid-May, the D.C. area has been inundated by an infestation of cicadas that are swarming everywhere from Tennessee to New York. Every 17 […]

D.C. in Brief

Former mayor may run for council seat Marion Barry may be coming back for another shot at politics. Though he denies the reports, Barry allegedly told Ward 8 Councilwoman Sandy Allen (D) that he would challenge her for her seat this November. “He told me he’s running,” Allen told The Washington Post last week. “He […]

GW cancels Friday classes to observe Reagan’s death

Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 12:09 a.m. The University canceled Friday classes in observance of President Reagan’s death. With GW also suspending business operations Friday, all non-essential employees will have the day off to join in what President Bush has called a national day of mourning. There was a strong relationship between GW and Reagan since […]

Woodard pushes for Colonial Cash use at events

Students may soon be able to use Colonial Cash to cover the cost of attending student group events. The new system would benefit students because they would not have to go to Ticketmaster prior to attending some events, said Omar Woodard, president of the Student Association and former Black Student Union president. Currently, students must […]