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.

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 […]

Reality television reaches Iraq

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Broken widows, blasted walls and falling roofs are common sites at homes in today’s war torn Iraq. But, help has arrived for some needy families that comes in a form familiar to many Americans: Reality television. “Labor and Materials,” the country’s first reality show, is Iraq’s answer to “Extreme Home Makeover.” On […]

Suicide plagues university campuses

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – During the first week of classes, three student deaths have occurred at prominent east coast universities, two of which have been confirmed as suicides. These deaths have occurred after a string of student suicides over the past year, particularly on the campuses of New York University and the George Washington University. Joann […]

Crime Log

Harassment 9/14 – Hall on Virginia Avenue – case closed A student called University Police when he discovered a derogatory statement written on the message board mounted on his door. The student had erased the board before UPD arrived. No suspects Drug Law Violation 9/14 – HOVA – case closed Community Living and Learning Center […]

RuPaul Red Hot

In the 7th grade, RuPaul read a book that had a profound affect on him: George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” “It gave me a good understanding of how politics work,” he said. Almost 40 years later, it is this understanding, in part, that has caused the 6-foot-four-inch drag diva to step back into the public spotlight. […]