November 1, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 25

Stories from the November 1, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Professors incorporate election into classes

For many students, following this year’s presidential election is a hobby. For others, it’s also homework. As John Kerry and George W. Bush face off in what expects to be one of the closest presidential elections in the country’s history, several professors are using the campaign to teach students some real-life lessons in American politics. […]

Unmasking the Electoral College

Most Americans are aware of the role of the Electoral College, a system established under the Constitution that relies on representatives to select the president. But what most Americans may not understand is exactly how the system works, or who these electors are. L. Kinvin Wroth, former dean of Vermont Law School, said the founders […]

D.C. far away from getting representation

When advocates successfully put the slogan “Taxation Without Representation” on District license plates in 2000, they viewed the move as a victory. But four years later, the city is still no closer to gaining a vote in Congress than it was in 1800. When D.C. was formed, it was established outside the jurisdiction of any […]

View from abroad: British students hope for a Bush defeat

OXFORD, England – As Election Day approaches, students across the Atlantic Ocean are hoping that Sen. John Kerry ousts President Bush from the White House. The Oxford Union, one of the oldest and foremost student debating societies in the world, overwhelmingly rejected a motion to re-elect Bush Thursday evening. Although the 176-year-old Union holds no […]

College Republicans try to put PA in Bush’s corner

Senior Ed Buckley carefully eyed his surroundings and talked to his fellow volunteers as they slowly walked through a Philadelphia suburb. “I’ve got a good feeling about these two,” Buckley said. “I’ve got a great feeling. Birch Street is going to be my street, gentlemen.” What sounded like planning for a military operation was actually […]

Former SA president takes on veteran activist for ANC seat

Former Student Association President Kris Hart is finishing up his fight for a seat on a local government board, running against the incumbent chair he called one of the “leading advocates against the University.” Hart is asking Foggy Bottom residents to vote for him on Nov. 2 as a write-in candidate for seat 2A-05 of […]

Alumna runs for Virginia House seat

Sixteen years after graduating from GW with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Republican congressional candidate Lisa Marie Cheney is receiving another political education across the river. Running against Democratic incumbent Rep. James Moran, Jr. for Virginia’s 8th district congressional seat, Cheney’s name will be on the ballot for the first time Tuesday. A longtime […]

Battleground poll brings GW prestige

GW’s sponsorship of a widely cited presidential campaign poll has put the University in the spotlight and given students another way to study and gauge voter opinions. Since April, the University has co-sponsored the 2004 Battleground Poll, a bipartisan survey, with two outside polling groups. According to the latest poll results, which were released Friday, […]

Colonial Invasion kicks off basketball season

About 1,500 students gathered at the Smith Center on Thursday night to kick off the highly anticipated 2004-05 GW basketball season. With the festivities highlighted by giveaways, performances and short practices by the men’s and women’s teams, GW fans were given a taste of what is to come this season. “This event is really to […]

Hart loses ANC bid

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Incumbent Dorothy Miller defeated GW senior Kris Hart with 72 percent of the vote for a spot on a locally elected board Tuesday. Miller will remain chair of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission of the Foggy Bottom area in seat 2A-05 despite Hart’s efforts to oust the 12-year incumbent in […]