October 28, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 24

Stories from the October 28, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW plans for emergencies

Unbeknownst to most students and faculty, GW administrators have simulated 10 emergency situations over the last two years to test the University’s ability to respond to disasters. Starting in early 2003, GW began a series of exercises based on actual events that could occur in Foggy Bottom, the District or elsewhere in the country. The […]

Concert Preview: Shankar and Gingger’s “Celestial Body”

Sunday, Oct. 31 Tickets: $50, $35 and $20 for students with ID If the music we listen to by choice or default becomes the soundtrack of our lives, it is difficult to place where Shankar and Gingger’s new CD, “Celestial Body,” might pop up. While their track “Palaces,” may be heard within the backdrop of […]

City evicts students from townhouse

Days after city officials announced a crackdown on townhouses with fire code violations, they evicted eight current and former GW students Tuesday from their home at 1016 22nd Street. D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs officials are working with GW to ensure the safety of students living in off-campus housing after a Georgetown student […]

Letters to the Editor

Earlier release As a parent of a GW student I read the articles about the final exam scheduling with great interest. I have experienced the same frustrations with the Academic Scheduling Department. My interactions with that office – and others at GW – left me with the impression that they are not only disorganized but […]

Online quiz to help undecided students ‘decide’

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – To a jingle of patriotic rock music, a flashing image of an animated Uncle Sam is lighting up computer screens across the country, urging college students to vote for their ‘presidential match.’ With the 2004 presidential election less then a week away, many young voters are still confused about the political rhetoric […]

Political art in D.C.

The weeks prior to the election have spawned an outpouring of political sentiment among D.C. artists. But some museum patrons deemed the exhibit’s hostility towards the current administration unpatriotic and unsuitable for viewers. “This lady came in and she and her daughters had Cheney and Bush stickers all over, and she said to me, ‘You […]

Reality television to fund college education

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The search is on for contestants for a new reality show, different from any other program of its kind. The prize: A fully paid-for college education at any school in the country. A new unscripted reality show, tentatively called “The Scholar” will pit 15 qualified high school seniors against each other for […]

“Ray” of Light: Jamie Foxx discusses his shining performance

From his days banging out hit after hit to his turbulent domestic life and reoccurring drug problems, Ray Charles Robinson’s journey is truly inspiring. His original, albeit controversial, idea to mix the easy listening sounds of rhythm and blues with gospel sounds of the church had a significant impact on the R&B industry of today. […]

Universities fail to comply with federal law

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Despite college campuses across the country being breeding grounds for political activity, many of them are failing to comply with a federal law that requires them to provide voter registration forms to all students, a study found last month. The Higher Education Act of 1998 requires schools to request voter registration forms […]