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.

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]