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.

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 […]

Paul torches Colonials

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The GW men’s basketball team swallowed a bitter reality pill Monday night. In the fourth season-opener of coach Karl Hobbs’ tenure, No. 2 Wake Forest handed the Colonials a 97-76 loss in the first round of the preseason National Invitation Tournament. In front of 13,065 fans at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum, sophomore […]

GW Arts: Danceworks ’04 and Chamber Choir at the Kennedy Center

The GW Chamber Choir’s Nov. 20 performance of “From the Outside Looking In” marks the first time a GW Music Department group will perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. “This opportunity is amazing,” senior GW Chamber Choir member Jeff Stern said. “Of course, it means the pressure’s on, but I […]

Phelps charged with drunk driving

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Olympic gold medal swimming sensation, Michael Phelps, 19, was charged with drunken driving after disregarding a stop sign earlier this month. He has since publicly apologized for the erroneous behavior. “I want to say that last week I made a mistake. I wanted to share my feelings and I know that getting […]

GW die-hards hit the road

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – GW alumnus Alex Herrgott has been attending GW men’s basketball games since the Shawnta Rogers era. He said he has not missed a home game in five years, so he was not going to pass up the chance to see the Colonials open the 2004-05 college basketball season at Wake Forest Monday […]

The Bar Belle: Sake

Sake 2477 18th St. N.W. I didn’t know whether to blame senioritis or my five consecutive classes, but I had definitely gotten into a Thursday night rut. Back in my days at Thurston, Thursday was the night to go out. I would spend hours deciding between Seven jeans or black pants, coordinate an equally expensive […]

Senators say Traverse contradicted himself

Some Student Association members are accusing Sen. Ben Traverse (CCAS-U) of reversing his position after he refused to criticize the use of student funds to purchase food. Last month, Traverse sharply criticized SA President Omar Woodard’s use of $414 in student funds to buy dinner this summer at an upscale Georgetown restaurant, but is being […]

Sorority faces punishment

The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority will receive “harsh penalties” for allowing two unrecognized fraternities to participate in their kickball tournament, Panhellenic Association officials said earlier this week. Panhellenic Association President Courtney Tallman described the sorority’s actions as a “major infraction” according to National Panhellenic Conference rules and said the group will be “subject to harsh […]