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.

Hispanic student population increases

The Hispanic population of this year’s freshman class grew by about 20 percent this year, part of an overall increase in the number of multicultural students. Kathryn Napper, director of Undergraduate Admissions, wrote in an e-mail that she expects about 120 Hispanic students to be in this year’s freshman class. Official demographic numbers for incoming […]

Arrests mark Iraq protest

A Saturday demonstration to protest the Iraq war resulted in the arrests of 28 people who attempted to deliver the names of the war dead to the White House. Among those arrested was Michael Berg, the father of Nick Berg, a truck driver who was beheaded by Iraqi militants in May. Immediately upon crossing a […]

Muslim comic blazes new path

Muslim comedian Azhar Usman is one of the few people who could joke about the Sept. 11 attacks and actually illicit laughs. Usman performed in the Jack Morton Auditorium Friday night, helping the Muslim Student Association raise $7,000 for flood victims in Bangladesh. A sold-out crowd enjoyed Usman’ s political humor. “People often assume that […]

Groups urge IMF to drop debt

A small group of protestors assembled at the Treasury Department and the World Bank building Friday to demand debt relief for third world countries. The groups Jubilee USA Network and 50 Years is Enough Network tried to bring attention to their cause as the G7 leaders – who represent seven influential nations – held talks […]

Dealing with depression

As autumnal clouds and darkening days settle over Foggy Bottom each year, many students find their spirits diminishing in proportion to the daylight. While the majority of college students will inevitably fall victim and quickly recuperate from intervals of unhappiness, a large proportion find themselves trapped in an endless cycle of depression and apathy. A […]

Debate party draws 500

Red, white and blue balloons adorned the Marvin Center’s Columbian Square Thursday night, transforming it into a political rallying space for the viewing of the first of three presidential debates. About 500 Republican and Democratic students came together to watch the foreign policy debate between President Bush and his Democratic rival, Sen. John Kerry. GW […]


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 […]