December 9, 2004

Volume 101, Issue 34

Stories from the December 9, 2004 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Dean discusses future of Democratic Party

Former presidential candidate Howard Dean encouraged the Democratic Party to expand its grassroots organizations before a standing room-only crowd at the Jack Morton Auditorium Wednesday. Pundits speculated that Dean was planning to use the event as an opportunity to announce his candidacy for the chair of the Democratic National Committee. But the former Vermont governor […]

Students concerned about infringement of privacy rights

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A federal government proposal to create a new comprehensive database of college and university student enrollment records has some students concerned that it may infringe upon their privacy rights. The Department of Education’s proposal seeks to improve government oversight of students’ enrollment rates, graduation rates and tuition. This is an effort to […]

CNN to cancel “Crossfire,” may broadcast “Inside Politics” from GW

Posted Thursday, Jan. 6, 6:49 p.m. University officials said CNN is “planning” to broadcast the show “Inside Politics” at the Jack Morton Auditorium following the cancellation of “Crossfire,” which has aired live from GW since April 2002. “This opens up more opportunities for GW students,” Mike Freedman, GW’s vice president for Communications, said in a […]

DVD machine debuts

On-campus vending machines do not just offer soda and candy bars anymore. A new vending machine in Gelman Library allows students to rent DVDs. More than 1,200 people have used the new DVD vending machine, Hippo Video, since it began operating in the lobby of Gelman Library Nov. 8, said Mehdi Assadi, one of the […]

So many ways to get your head unzipped

When DJ Panic takes the stage, he holds a vinyl LP in one hand and a hack saw in the other, poised to re-imagine the concept of a DJ “scratching” a record. With his experimental group Spaceships Panic Orbit, Panic filled a dimly lit hall of GW’s Building J with freeform electro-jazz last Sunday night, […]

Crime Log

Credit Card Fraud 12/3 – off campus – open case A female student discovered $38 in fraudulent charges on her GWorld card. She said the card had been in her possession during the time of the charges. 12/1 – off campus – case closed A student reported fraudulent charges on his NIH Visa check card. […]

Drawing the line

Often it can be difficult to discern genuine passion from fad. British piano rock trio Keane knows this firsthand. Since their arrival onto the forefront of the U.K. music scene, band members have been forced to thwart criticisms that they’re no more than Radiohead and Coldplay copycats attempting fill a void created by their fellow […]

SA Notes

Senate urges GW to reduce costs of HIV, STd testing The Student Association Senate passed legislation Tuesday urging the University to lower prices for sexually transmitted disease testing. Senate members said GW has some of the highest costs for STD testing of any university in the nation or the D.C. area, charging $42 for an […]

Thinking outside the box

In 2001, three Brown University students put out an ad for “a violinist that could rock.” They wanted to provide a certain virtuosic element to a band that didn’t exactly know to what genre it would belong. After recruiting Spencer Swain from a New York music conservatory, starting its own record label and producing a […]

Greek Briefs

Sigma Phi Epsilon ‘Santas’ sell cookies The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is selling holiday cookies in “secret stockings” to raise money for the Youth AIDS Foundation. The fraternity has raised nearly $300 so far for their national philanthropy, Sigma Phi Epsilon member Ari Taymore said. The fraternity’s new member class organizes an original philanthropy event […]