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.

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 […]


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 […]

Editorial: Transparent cuts

Our View: The University should level with students about budget cuts. Mired with budget deficits, the University has been forced to cut several academic programs. Earlier this month, administration officials announced the end of the Earth and Environmental Science major. The latest casualty is the small but well-regarded Peace Studies minor. Affected students are justly […]

Colonials fall in extra frames

The GW men’s soccer team played its first two conference home games this weekend, both of which went into double overtime. After tying defending Atlantic 10 Champion Rhode Island Friday, the Colonials fell to Massachusetts 2-1 Sunday. The matches were mirror images of each other, as no team scored until the second half in both […]

Polar opposites lead volleyball

Juliene McLaughlin and Kaimana Lee are from different worlds. But at GW, the two sophomores share a common interest: volleyball. McLaughlin, an outside hitter, hails from outside of Toronto. Lee, a setter, is a native of Hawaii. Both players have been bright spots on the GW volleyball team, a squad that has struggled this year. […]

GW briefs

Two residence hall eateries close shop The Hall on Virginia Avenue Diner and Thurston Dining Hall quietly shut their doors for the last time in May. Once popular venues in freshman residence halls, the shops shut down last semester because of decreased revenues. The HOVA Diner originally offered three meals a day, but Aramark cut […]