September 27, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 15

Stories from the September 27, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Dean of freshmen hosts Wacky Wednesday at MVC

Freshmen flocked to the Mount Vernon Pub Wednesday night to eat free Chinese food and chat with Fred Siegel, the dean of freshmen. Siegel, who lives in the Mount Vernon area, was the focus of last week’s Wacky Wednesday, a series of events designed to bring GW students and organizations to Mount Vernon. “My hope […]

MPD may continue checkpoints through inauguration

Ninety days after Washington raised its terror alert level to high, Metropolitan Police officials still have no timeline for when vehicle checkpoints will be removed from campus. MPD officials remained tightlipped about their security protocol surrounding the World Bank and IMF earlier this month, calling the activity a “basic surveillance of the area.” In August, […]

Sororities begin recruitment

The recruitment period for GW’s eight sororities began Sunday night and some groups said they are expecting to expand their organizations by dozens of members. Last year, 423 women attended at least one recruitment event, and nearly 320 were accepted into one of the sororities. Last year’s recruitment numbers were the highest in GW history. […]

Students take semester off to work on campaigns

Junior Jamie Henagon wakes and sleeps according to Vice President Dick Cheney’s schedule. As the full-time assistant to Cheney’s press secretary, Henagon starts his days at 7 a.m. and does not finish until 8 p.m. Despite the long hours, Henagon said the job is “pretty much a dream come true.” Henagon is one of a […]

Editorial: Just plain bad

Last year this page called on the University to provide a service by which students could download music legally from the Internet. Specifically, we urged the administration to investigate the possibility of reaching an agreement with Napster similar to the one at Pennsylvania State University. Earlier this summer, the University did just that; providing free […]

Jews for Jesus riles campus groups

Jews for Jesus, which just finished a month-long evangelical campaign, is facing objections from some on-campus religious groups. The independent religious organization, which says that Jews can maintain their religious identity while still believing in Jesus as the messiah, began operation “Behold Your God” in D.C. in mid-August. While reaching out to the District area’s […]

Column: Swallow the pride

I hate not being able to solve a math problem. I can’t stand not knowing the answer to a question. I’m proactive about it though; if I know my search is hopeless, I’ll just make sure I don’t start it. That’s why since the day I became interested in foreign policy, I have done my […]

Nation in brief

Bill may lessen textbook price burden (U-WIRE) KENT, Ohio – Students could receive up to a $1,000 tax credit for textbooks under a bill proposed by Congressman Tim Ryan. Ryan testified before the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee about the bill on Thursday. Under its current form, HR 4243 would give up to a $1,000 credit […]

Editorial: Register in D.C.

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission is reputed for its decisions negatively affecting student life at GW. Most recently, the ANC has opposed an extension of hours at the Health and Wellness Center and advocated the revocation of McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon’s liquor license. While many students lament adversarial decisions made by the ANC and other neighborhood […]

CBS controversy discussed in classrooms

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Journalism schools across the country are using real media issues like the CBS/Bush memos controversy as teaching tools. On the Sept. 8th edition of 60 Minutes, anchor, Dan Rather presented documents that raised more questions about President Bush’s Air National Guard service. The memos were allegedly signed by Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, […]