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.

Late surge propels men’s soccer into A-10 hunt

For the third year in a row, the GW men’s soccer team has kept its fans on their toes until the final weekend of regular season play. In the past two years, the Colonials started off each season with a string of losses, digging themselves into a hole so deep that they were forced beat […]

Some honors students upset with choices

Students in the University Honors Program are raising concerns over the requirements they must meet and the courses being offered to fulfill them. Honors students must take two honors pro-seminars in their freshman year, and typically take at least one honors course per semester as upperclassmen. Students are also required to have a course load […]

Fixit service draws complaints

It was a crisp, misty fall afternoon for most GW students on Saturday, Oct. 16, but it was raining hard inside the room of one Ivory Tower resident. Senior Kristen Loke said she called the Critical Call Center early Saturday morning to report a small leak from the light fixture in her bathroom ceiling. At […]

Identity theft grows nationwide

Kari Hirsh, a junior at the George Washington University from Great Neck, N.Y., said she has learned to always rip up her shopping receipts. Recently, Hirsh received a phone call from her bank about charges on a credit card totaling nearly $800. But Hirsh said she did not make these charges, nor was her actual […]

SA Notes

Senate adds new members The Student Association Senate added five new members in the last two weeks to replace empty positions and expand the governing body. The Senate appointed Mohammed Ali and Terrill Julien to fulfill vacancies after the resignations of two Graduate School of Medicine and Health Services senators two weeks ago. The Senate […]

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 […]

Calendar

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 […]