October 4, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 17

Stories from the October 4, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alum fights for D.C. rights on radio

Like many GW students, alumnus Mark Plotkin wanted to run for office. After working on several Democratic campaigns, he ran for a D.C. City Council position in 1986 and lost. In his concession speech, he lamented, “The people have spoken – the bastards.” That wry sense of humor may not have made Plotkin an elected […]

Aramark opens J Street

Most students were unaware that Aramark held a celebration Thursday morning to mark the opening of the newly renovated J Street. But when junior Michael Thomas found out about the event late Wednesday night, he milked his scarce knowledge for hundreds of dollars in free meals and grocery items. Thomas won 57 free food vouchers […]

Column: Not clear and coherent

It’s safe to say that Sen. John Kerry will never find a clear and coherent voice on the Iraq war. After an obviously lackluster and forgettable performance in Thursday’s pivotal debate, Kerry is still futilely meandering his way through a confused and hopelessly nuanced foreign policy “maze.” In the debate, Mr. Kerry was finally given […]

Lulu’s accuses three basketball players of assault

The manager of a local bar wants criminal charges brought against three GW men’s basketball players for their alleged involvement in an altercation early Friday morning. Al Chadsey, manager of Lulu’s Club Mardi Gras, said the players were involved in a fight with bar employees after being told to leave. Two of the bar’s bouncers […]

Column: Fighting its perversion

A couple of weeks ago, the Elliott School hosted a forum to discuss one of the most provocative, complex and important questions facing us today: Is there a clash of civilizations between America and the Islamic world? The forum, co-sponsored by the group Americans for Informed Democracy, featured guests with impressive and influential backgrounds in […]

Union voting begins Mon.

Adjunct professors will begin voting Monday on a unionization proposal that could have a major impact on how the University negotiates contracts with faculty. From Oct. 4 to 19, all part-time faculty who have taught at least one class in two of the past four semesters will receive a ballot by mail asking them whether […]

Zed’s deserves a shot

Zed’s Ethiopian Cuisine 28th and M Streets N.W. If you have been to Georgetown, you have seen it; in fact, you have probably made a comment about its name. We wanted to unlock the mystery behind the big white building that we have all seen but never ventured into. The exterior of Zed’s mirrors the […]

Owls down Colonials again

For the 13th straight time, Atlantic 10 rival Temple got the best of the GW volleyball team. The Owls, GW’s biggest volleyball rival, again overcame a seemingly insurmountable deficit to beat the Colonials 3-2 in one of the most closely contested matches yet this season. “If it’s any conciliation, that was our best performance so […]

Chapman ends soccer’s skid

by Michael Tsang Hatchet Reporter After a five-game losing streak, the GW men’s soccer team could be back on track. On Sunday, the Colonials fought back to tie Atlantic 10 foe Fordham 1-1 in double overtime in Bronx, N.Y. “It was great to snap the losing streak, get a result, get a point,” senior co-captain […]

Editorial: Invest in Foggy Bottom’s future

Our View – The Foggy Bottom Association should use newly acquired funds to improve the neighborhood, rather than to initiate litigation against GW. Resulting from a deal with Trammel Crow – the developer seeking to convert the old Columbia Hospital for Women to a condominium complex – the Foggy Bottom Association received $2.48 million in […]