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.

Blindness society auctions celebrity glasses

Seeing stars? The Prevention of Blindness Society hopes so. The society will be presenting an exhibit, “Celebrity Specs” from Oct. 18 to Nov. 19 in The Mall at 2000 Penn. At the close of the exhibit, the celebrity sunglasses will be auctioned off to raise money for the society. Celebrities that have donated sunglasses include […]

GW group raises $4,000 at AIDS walk

Nearly 4,000 people turned out for the annual D.C. AIDS Walk Saturday to raise money to fight the disease that affects an estimated one in twenty D.C. adults. More than 140 students represented GW at the event, helping raise $4,000 for the Whitman Walker Clinic, which sponsors the walk. The fundraiser began in Freedom Plaza […]

Editorial: Fix hazing policy

Last week, the University placed the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority on interim suspension pending an investigation into allegations of hazing. While few can dispute the seriousness of hazing allegations in general, University officials – in this situation – appear to be enforcing their unnecessarily vague hazing policy in an extreme manner. A long-standing organization that […]

Religious groups criticize catering service for high kosher food prices

Campus religious group leaders are complaining about high prices for catered events that require special food preparation. This year, Colonial Catering, a University company that provides food service for large events, has taken over catering operations in the Marvin Center and prohibited groups from bringing in outside food. Simon Amiel, executive director of Hillel, the […]

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 […]