September 23, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 14

Stories from the September 23, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Softball team eyes future

First-year GW softball coach Jo Anne Ferguson spent Tuesday morning firing batting practice pitches to her team on a sun-soaked field at Mount Vernon. Players enthusiastically encouraged each other’s swings, and as line drives dinged off the aluminum bats, it appeared as if the three-year-old program was back to normal. “It’s better than normal,” sophomore […]

GMU spoils home opener

The GW women’s soccer team’s first home game of the season did not go as planned Wednesday. The Colonials took an early lead but could not hold on, losing 3-2 to George Mason University. “I think we played well enough to win, but there are some little things holding us back,” GW head coach Tanya […]

SA Senators work on students’ rights bill

As a new Student Association Senate prepares for a year of debate and decision-making, some student groups may receive reduced funding from the legislative body. Jordyn Cosme (U-At-Large), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said he is proposing a plan that would grant money to student groups based on their spending in previous years. He […]


Thursday Fall Career Fair 2 to 6 p.m. Marvin Center Grand Ballroom Sponsored by the Career Center A Night of Art Featuring Chris Damola Nigerian artist speaks and exhibits work 8 to 10 p.m. Marvin Center 308 Sponsored by the Organization of African Students Italian Film Series Showing of World War II film “Rome, Open […]

SJT calls for combined degree

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg called for more accelerated combination bachelor’s, master’s and professional degrees at a faculty assembly meeting Monday. Under the plan, top students would be able to take graduate level courses in their major during their fourth year and graduate with a bachelor’s and master’s degree. He also outlined a seven-year combined […]

Greek briefs

Theta Delta Chi donates books The Theta Delta Chi fraternity donated 152 books to West Potomac High School in late August. The fraternity recently moved out of their house near 25th and I streets and found they had accumulated a large collection of textbooks and paperbacks. This past summer, Theta Delta Chi scholarship chair Isaac […]

Goss confirmed to head CIA despite criticism

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON — Lawmakers voted 12-4 in a closed Senate Intelligence Committee session Tuesday to approve President Bush’s nomination of Republican Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla., to head the CIA, despite Democratic concerns about the politician’s ability to remain non-partisan. “At times, perhaps, I engaged in debate with a little too much vigor or enthusiasm,” said […]

Column: The hippo conspiracy

While giving self-righteous op-ed journalism the old college try and subsequently dooming this column with an opening clich?, I knew that unless I took an internship with Riggs Bank, there would eventually be some truth I wouldn’t be able to hide from the student body. In this case, it is the painful fact that I […]

Partial-birth abortion ban ruled unconstitutional

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – U.S. district Judge Richard Kopf of Lincoln, Neb., became the third to rule that the ban on “partial-birth abortions” is unconstitutional. This ruling, the second in six years, came with the realization that the federal law does not provide an exception for protecting a woman’s health. In his 444 page decision, Kopf […]

Column: Moral Democratic values

Often, Democrats and others on the left are assailed as immoral, if not amoral for their views on a variety of issues. In some cases, they will be accused of attacking Christians and sowing seeds of discord. People have leveled charges that I am a bigot, a bad person and un-Christian. Some of these accusations […]