June 7, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 3

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

Alum runs for House seat

Lisa Marie Cheney, a GW alumnae and the Republican candidate for Congress in the 8th District of Virginia, said the diversity of her education led her into politics. Cheney, who completed her undergraduate work at GW in 1988, received 66 percent of the vote in the Republican primary. In the November general election, she will […]

Column: India’s election surprise

The result of India’s most recent democratic exercise has political pundits still wiping the egg off their faces. In one of the most dramatic political upsets in India’s post-Independence history, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ruling coalition was handed an embarrassing defeat by the Congress Party led by Sonia Gandhi – widow of former Indian […]

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 […]