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.

Calendar

Monday El Asesino Silencioso: Diabetes in the Latino Community Panel Discussion 6 to 7:30 p.m. Elliott School of International Affairs building Room 602 Sponsored by the Organization of Latino American Students Free Pilates Mat Class 7 to 8 p.m. Lloyd Gym Dance and Exercise Studio Sponsored by Mount Vernon Campus Life Tuesday Showing of the […]

University to construct F Street hall

Construction of a new F Street residence hall will begin in January, but GW is still waiting to secure a permit before it breaks ground on the building. The 379-bed hall, which will be built in the parking lot next to Francis Scott Key Hall, is slated to open in fall 2006, said Charles Barber, […]

Nation in brief

Nude San Diego State U. student gets tazed, tackled (U-WIRE) SAN DIEGO- A nude San Diego State University student was tackled and tazed by campus police in Love Library Wednesday night. Campus police received a call from the convenience store that a man was undressing and kicking things in the Aztec Market, Lt. Sonny Cavarlez […]

Adviser addresses conflict

As John Kerry and George Bush debated last week, both knew their political battle would end in November. But Diana Buttu, who spoke at GW Thursday night, is still waiting to see an end to the conflict to which she has devoted her career. Buttu, legal adviser to the Palestinian Liberation Organization, spoke to a […]

Survey: GW 26th best for blacks

GW dropped two places this year in Black Enterprise magazine’s “Best Colleges for African Americans” rankings, coming in 26th. The rankings, appearing in this month’s edition of the magazine, rated 482 nationally accredited four-year colleges that have a black student population of at least three percent. Blacks comprise about 7.7. percent of GW’s overall student […]

Nader loses college support

With less than a month before Election Day, independent candidate Ralph Nader is facing ballot battles, dwindling media coverage and waning support on college campuses. Nader, who unsuccessfully ran for president on the Green Party’s ticket in 2000, is setting his sights on the White House once again as an independent, but with far less […]

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 […]