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.

Faculty unionization still in limbo

More than six weeks after a vote to form a union of part-time faculty at GW, the results of the election remain unknown as organizers and the University haggle over a handful of disputed ballots. In October, part-time faculty who had taught at least one course in two of the last four semesters cast ballots […]

Sweatshop workers in Sri Lanka get ready for pink slips

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – On Jan. 1, 2005, the World Trade Organization will completely dissolve export quotas for all textile factories around the world. So, while cable-knit Abercrombie sweaters and bootleg jeans from Gap should be more affordable after Christmas, many of the already struggling workers in third world nations will most likely lose their jobs […]

WEB EXTRA: Men’s basketball overcomes sloppiness to beat Towson

A sloppy effort by the GW men’s basketball team was still too much for Towson State University to handle. The No. 19 (Associated Press) Colonials missed several dunks and lay-ups but still cruised to an 85-69 victory over the Tigers Saturday at the Smith Center. Junior Pops Mensah-Bonsu led the way for GW, scoring 15 […]

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 […]