October 11, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 19

Stories from the October 11, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Correction

The article “Fraternity rush numbers increase” (Oct. 7, p.3) incorrectly stated that Phi Sigma Kappa has seven pledges this year. Phi Sigma Kappa has 10 pledges, the same amount it had last year.

Column: As age goes up, men go down

As you get older, you begin to acquire new tastes. Beer and red wine become savory when they used to taste sour. Politics becomes interesting when in the past it was a bore. And sexually you become more willing to orally communicate, both verbally and physically. In college, I thought oral sex was an urban […]

Former prof. resigns from top OAS post

Former GW professor Miguel Angel Rodriguez resigned as Organization of American States secretary general Friday afternoon amid charges that he accepted bribes as president of Costa Rica. “I do not want to subject the organization to a cruel and protracted persecution of its secretary general, not only in the courts but also in the media. […]

Basketball coach disiplines players involved in fight

The GW men’s basketball team has disciplined three players for their involvement in an Oct. 1 altercation at Lulu’s Mardi Gras. Metropolitan and University police are investigating the incident and could still charge the players with assault. GW Director of Athletics Jack Kvancz declined to say how the three players – junior Pops Mensah-Bonsu and […]

Most students signed up to vote

About 96 percent of students are registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election and 80 percent have applied for an absentee ballot, GW Votes organizers said last week. The organization calculated registration statistics from a series of straw polls of students and by talking to 1,500 students living in residence halls. GW Votes, the […]

Committee will investigate Social Security use

Administrators are forming a task force to explore alternatives to using Social Security numbers as the University’s means of identifying students. The move comes on the heels of a Federal Trade Commission report naming D.C. the city with the greatest amount of consumer fraud and the 18-29 age group as the most at-risk demographic for […]

Running for a cause

“When you lose your best friend, you don’t know what to do,” said senior Sherri Weinstein, recalling her feelings in October 2001, when her best friend Adrienne died from primary liver cancer. But after discovering that primary liver cancer, also known as Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), is one of the most overlooked and under-researched forms of […]

CCAS cuts peace studies program

The Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution minor is the latest casualty of academic budget cuts that are reshaping the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Robert Churchill, a professor of philosophy and former chair of the program, said the elimination of the minor is due to a lack of money and the unwillingness of the […]

Demockracy

You would think after the events of the last few years there would be a lot less to laugh about today. After all, we live in fairly serious times. But Jon Stewart would tell you that we don’t just live in serious times; we live in “absurdly serious times.” Night after night, with a critical […]

Melodies at the Metro

Charley Silkwood led his band last week during the final song of the night: a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Beast of Burden.” His audience did not clump together, looking up in admiration as they swayed to the smooth, rolling tunes pumping out of his speakers. No one demanded he reappear on stage for an […]