October 25, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 23

Stories from the October 25, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Power over principle

Why won’t John Kerry just admit it? He’s a liberal. On GW’s Kogan Plaza last March, he certainly did not hesitate to embrace the ultra-liberalism of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. However, the “liberal” John Kerry was nowhere to be found in the final presidential debates. Taking a page from the Clinton playbook, Mr. Kerry […]

Congress to ease student loan

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Congress is looking to ease student loans and encourage and reward new teachers. A bill passed in the Senate and the House two weeks ago, without opposition, ends the federal guarantee of a 9.5 percent rate of return to student loan lenders. Officials estimate $285 million in savings, which would provide forgiveness […]

For many, finals come on final day

Many students with finals on Dec. 22 are unhappy with the idea of staying in Foggy Bottom until just three days before Christmas. The University released its end-of-semester schedule two weeks ago, leaving GW’s inhabitants two months to make travel plans for winter break. Now, some students are complaining that they learned about their finals […]

Alcohol ads continue targeting underage youth

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Findings in a new report released by the Center of Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Georgetown University show that the amount of alcohol ads featured on television have grown steadily between 2001 and 2003. More importantly, those advertisements placed on programming which targets a youth audience rose 48.3 percent over those two […]

Lawschool profs. delay vote on combined bachelor’s/law degree

Law School professors held off on voting on a combined bachelor’s/law degree at their Friday meeting. They will continue to mull over information provided to them by an optimistic Law School Curriculum Committee and could approve the degree as early as November. Although faculty support for the program at the Friday meeting was mixed, top […]

Students encouraged to vote on campus

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – With the Presidential elections looming, activists are working to increase the young voter turnout by encouraging them to vote in their college towns. Luther Lowe, a co-founder of The Student Voting Rights Campaign, is working with his group to push students to be able to register where they attend school. Lowe, a […]

Column: A Yankee fan’s sad diatribe

The rain was light but steady Wednesday night, feeling just a bit colder on Yankees fans than on everyone else. The clouds would clear in a few days, no doubt, but what rolled in that evening is sure to last a lot longer. For the Yankee faithful – the passionate, the knowledgeable and, yes, the […]


Monday Discussion about immigration issues in America 7 to 8 p.m. Marvin Center Room 302 Sponsored by Student Activities Center, Multicultural Student Services Center, Student Development Center and Community Living and Learning Center Town Hall Meeting Featuring a debate between the College Republicans and College Democrats and the Law Republicans and Law Democrats 5 p.m. […]

Sex column: “Was it good for you?”

Having recently returned from the land of lame shags, I began to pay close attention to my body and the sensations that run through it. I know when I’m hungry because my stomach growls. I know when I’m tired because my eyes droop. And I know when sex is bad because I feel nothing at […]

GW Briefs

GW department analyzes satirical political videos GW’s Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet released a report last week discussing the impact of independently produced political videos. The report, “Under the Radar and Over the Top: Independently-Produced Political Videos in the 2004 Presidential Election,” found the videos to be increasing the partisan gap. Popular videos […]