June 7, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 3

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

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 […]

J Street will undergo large-scale renovations

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2 p.m. Students will find a completely renovated and redesigned J Street featuring a Wendy’s and new Asian and Mexican dining venues upon returning to campus this fall. Aramark, which operates most Marvin Center dining services and recently signed a 10-year contract extension with GW, is getting rid of most venues […]

Thousands say goodbye to 40th president

Posted Wednesday, June 9, 10:16 p.m. Thousands of people gathered along a flag-strewn Constitution Avenue Wednesday to bid farewell to President Reagan. A horse-drawn caisson carrying the former president’s body crept slowly down one of the city’s main arteries en route to the Capitol, where Reagan’s body will lie in the Rotunda during a 30-hour […]

GW prepares for large freshman class

With GW set to welcome one of the largest freshman classes in its history, University officials said they are ready to deal with an unexpectedly larger student population. Officials are estimating that the incoming freshman class will have 2,550 to 2,600 students, marking the only time other than 2001 that entering freshmen numbered more than […]

Interim Iraqi president attended GW

Posted Saturday, June 12, 1:30 p.m. GW officials ended confusion last week over whether the Iraqi interim president is a former student by concluding that Ghazi al-Yawer took engineering classes here during the 1980s. After failing to find al-Yawer’s name in University records last week, officials said the Associated Press and other news organizations were […]