November 4, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 26

Stories from the November 4, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

U.N. takes on human cloning for third time

For the third year in a row, United Nations thwarted the passage of a global treaty to ban human cloning due to differing opinions about stem cell research. During a meeting held Oct. 21 at the U.N. headquarters in New York, the General Assembly narrowly voted to postpone any ban on human cloning until 2005. […]

Greek Briefs

Poker tournament raises $500 for charity The Pi Kappa Phi fraternity raised about $500 for charity last week with a Greek-letter community poker tournament. The money raised in the Texas Hold’em style tournament doubled the amount raised last semester for the Push America Foundation, which helps people with disabilities. The second annual “Poker for Push” […]

Chief Justice diagnosed with thyroid cancer

The make up of the Supreme Court was thrust back into the spotlight last week after Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist announced that he had thyroid cancer. With four justices in their 70s or 80s, health problems are not uncommon among justices. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor survived breast cancer 16 years ago. Justice Ruth Bader […]


Thursday Iftar Observe and participate in the ceremonial meal for breaking the Ramadan fast 5 to 7 p.m. Marvin Center Continental and Grand ballrooms Sponsored by the Program Board, Muslim Students Association, Jewish Students Association and President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Showing of “Fahrenheit 9/11” 7 to 11 p.m. Marvin Center Continental Ballroom Sponsored by the […]

Bush cards headline at poker parties

As many voters counted down to election day, some nervous partisans turned to games and humor to wile away the final hours of an unpredictable race by hosting “Bet Against Bush” poker parties. The cards used at the gatherings, which promise to “last years longer than the administration of George W. Bush,” mock members of […]

Editorial: The election aftermath

Our View: President Bush should unite the country by taking moderate stances on the issues, even if he does not need to do so Dominating campus life for nearly two years, Tuesday’s election results sparked a wave of conflicting emotions on campus. Triumphant Republicans extolled the virtues of their candidate; Democrats lamented another four years […]

Varsity Roundup

Women’s soccer Results from Oct. 30: St. Joseph’s 1, GW 0 News and notes: GW needed a win in its final match of the regular season to earn a trip to the Atlantic 10 Tournament. However, the Hawks ended the Colonials’ postseason hopes. GW finished the year with a 6-8-5 overall record and a 4-4-3 […]

Column: An election lesson: Vote or die

Well, just when we were assured our safety from the imminent terrorist attack that would solely accompany a Kerry victory, we have a new enemy on the move against us. While some people say that poor voter turnout in this election proved once again that the only adversary of young voters is apathy, in reality […]

Crime Log

Assault 10/28 – Off Campus – case closed A female student suffered a wrist injury when her boyfriend, who is not a GW student, assaulted her in Fairfax, Va. Referred to Fairfax Police Destruction 10/29 – Ivory Tower – open case A sixth-floor emergency exit sign was damaged. 10/28 – 2100 block of H Street […]

City of Angels garners big laughs

Dazzling to both the eye and the ear, the Theatre, Dance and Music departments’ collaborative production of City of Angels was as refreshing in the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre last weekend as it was as a Tony-Award winner in the late 80s on Broadway. The plot follows an author named Stine as he tries to […]