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.

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 […]


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 […]