September 16, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 12

Stories from the September 16, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

U.S. India , Israel celebrate democracy at GW

American, Israeli and Indian officials gathered at the “Celebrating Democracy” symposium Monday night to discuss the relationship between the oldest democracy, largest democracy and only democracy in the Middle East. Though the trio of countries participating may seem an unusual lineup, organizers said the Indian-Israeli partnership makes perfect sense. “They have a lot of similarities […]

Sen. wants Daleo off SA court

A Student Association Student Court member is facing questions over his appointment to the judicial body and is being urged by a senator to resign. Sen. Ben Traverse (U-CCAS) claimed that Eric Daleo, a first-year graduate student and judge on the court, was unconstitutionally appointed to his position last spring. Traverse said if Daleo does […]

Bushwhackers

In a country filled with such great political skeptics, it is not unusual to find humor in the concept of trust in politics at any level of power. Corporate control over American politics continues to regulate what most Americans are told is relevant to legislative forums. As one of today’s most overlooked writer/directors, John Sayles […]

Pollster discusses post-9/11 attitudes

A full audience packed the Elliott School of International Affairs building Tuesday night to discuss the changing face of U.S.-Islamic relations in the wake of Sept. 11 and the war with Iraq. The event, titled “What Steps Can the United States and the Islamic world take to avoid a clash of civilizations?” featured several prominent […]

Wire flaw led to bus fire

A construction flaw caused a Mount Vernon shuttle bus to burst into flames last month, GW officials said. Fred Siegel, associate vice president and dean of freshmen, said crossed wires in the engine of a Mount Vernon shuttle caused an Aug. 31 blaze that did not result in any injuries. He added that several shuttles […]

2004-05 GW men’s basketball schedule

GW 2004-05 Men’s Basketball Schedule ? OPPONENT TIME TV NOVEMBER 10 RANDOLPH-MACON (Exhibition)# 8 p.m. 15 at Wake Forest (Preseason NIT) 7 p.m. ESPN2 18 American or VCU (Preseason NIT) TBA 20 MORGAN STATE 2 p.m. 24 Preseason NIT Semifinal 7/9 p.m. 26 Preseason NIT Consolation 4:30 pm 26 Preseason NIT Final 7 p.m. 28 […]

Calendar

Thursday Student Association Freshmen Information Session 7 to 9 p.m. Mount Vernon Campus Pub Sponsored by the Student Association Friday Multicultural Greek Council Block Show Includes a step-dance show from multicultural Greek-letter groups 5 to 8 p.m. Kogan Plaza Sponsored by Multicultural Greek Council Showing of the film “Eurotrip” 8 to 10 p.m. Mount Vernon […]

GW Administrators address students’ concerns

University administrators discussed GW’s diversity, tuition increases and on-campus deaths Tuesday night at a town hall meeting in the Hippodrome. More than 40 students wrote anonymous questions to a panel, which included GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg; Robert Chernak, senior vice president for Academic and Student Support Services; Fred Siegel, dean of freshmen; and Tim […]

Crime Log

Liquor Law Violation 9/12 – City Hall case closed University Police responded to a disorderly female at the residence hall’s entryway. After evaluation, UPD contacted EMeRG., which took her to the GW Hospital emergency room. Referred to Student Judicial Services. 9/11 – Thurston Hall case closed UPD called EMeRG. to evaluate a male student after […]

Editorial: Keep gun laws

Late Monday, the ten-year ban on assault weapons expired after Congress failed to renew the law. For a city like Washington, D.C. – which is dubiously honored with consistently high murder rates – the renewed presence of assault weapons could tank years of work toward reducing rates of gun violence. Perhaps even more significant for […]