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.

Men’s soccer draws UNC

The GW men’s soccer team will challenge the University of North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at 6 p.m. at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C. After shutting out Temple 2-0 last Sunday in the Atlantic 10 Tournament finale, the Colonials earned a spot in NCAA Tourney for the second […]

Column: Meet Joe Country and Jim City

Joe Country lives in rural America, gets his news from Fox and commentary from Rush Limbaugh on the radio on his way to work. He attends church more than once a week and often discusses issues important to him with a group of church friends every Sunday after services. During the day, he follows the […]

Law may deter volunteers

Roughly 2,500 GW students who volunteered at D.C. public schools last year could have to go through a background check before doing so again in the future. The D.C. City Council might consider a bill next month that would require all unsupervised volunteers to be fingerprinted at their own cost before working with children in […]

Column: Taking their eyes off the ball

In the spirit of the approaching holiday season, I thought I would take the time to be a little gracious in this week’s column. Well, to start at least. I first wanted to apologize to the dozens of hostile OC fans offended by a gaffe I made in my last column. At one point while […]

Kalb report participates weigh role of morals in election

A group of journalists at Monday night’s Kalb Report at the National Press Club debated whether moral values were the deciding factor in the 2004 election. The discussion, hosted by moderator Marvin Kalb, featured CNN political analyst Jeff Greenfield, The New York Times’ Adam Nagourney, U.S. News & World Report senior writer Michael Barone and […]

Column: Goodbye John

When I heard the news, I went out to buy a bottle of champagne. I came back with a bottle of vodka instead, but regardless of the method, the idea was the same; I was going to get blasted celebrating the retirement of a man who, during his time, gave me more reason to question […]

“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 […]