November 18, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 30

Stories from the November 18, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

“Kinsey” director Bill Condon discusses the making of the film

“Kinsey,” Bill Condon’s latest opus, deals with the impossibility of confining people to category – a lesson that Condon knows as well as anyone. An openly gay filmmaker who started out making low budget horror films (“Candyman 2”) and then wound up winning an Oscar for his stunning “Gods and Monsters,” a genre-bending biopic about […]

SA Notes

Woodard, Senate differ over size of fee increase Student Association President Omar Woodard is at odds with the Senate over the size of a suggested SA fee increase. Woodard said at Tuesday night’s Senate meeting that he supported a measure that would allow students to vote in a spring referendum on whether to raise the […]

U.S. military declares victory in Fallujah

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – U.S. military officials declared victory in the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah Monday, but some resistance remains and violence has spilled to neighboring Sunni Triangle cities. U.S. military sources reported 38 U.S. casualties and estimates guerrilla deaths at over 1,000 since the offensive began early last week, according to Reuters. “The city […]

Human facial transplants approved at Cleveland Clinic

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The Cleveland Clinic became the first institution to receive approval of human facial transplants last month, following intense debate on ethical issues and questions of medical and psychological safety. The practice of transplanting body parts other than critical organs is a relatively new medical practice. The idea behind face transplants came after […]

Correction

The article “Living the GW dream” (Nov. 15, p. 1) mistakenly stated that there are 10 GW alumni serving in the House of Representatives. Eight alumni are House members. The Snapshot photo titled “Media Frenzy” (Nov. 15, p. 2) misspelled the name of People magazine correspondent Linda Kramer.

Crime Log

Destruction 11/14 – Schenley Hall – case closed Both exit signs on the building’s third floor were ripped from the ceiling. Facilities management was notified. No suspects Disorderly Conduct 11/13 – Fulbright Hall – 4:34 a.m. – case closed An unknown individual discharged a fire extinguisher on the third, fourth and fifth floors. No suspects […]

Record high number of women in state, federal prisons

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The number of women in both state and federal prisons is at an all time high and growing at a rate twice as fast as their male counterparts, according to a report released last week by the U.S. Department of Justice. According to the report, which surveyed prison population in 2003, the […]

SJT delivers “State of D.C.” address

University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg called for the improvement of the city’s school system and decrease of its deficit in a speech Monday. Trachtenberg, who also serves as chairman of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, delivered the “State of D.C. Business” address at the first ever “State of Business Summit: Setting the Agenda for Economic […]

Political figures move forward in election aftermath

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As the calm of the post-election season settles in, candidates must decide what to do. Is there life after the election for the loser? That’s just what John Kerry and camp are trying to figure out. Recently, presidential candidates who lost their bid fell into political oblivion. Bob Dole in 1996, quit […]