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.

On road, GW falls to BYU

The GW women’s basketball team lost both games of its West Coast road trip earlier this week, falling to Brigham Young University 76-70 Monday night in Provo, Utah. The Colonials lost to Oregon 64-40 last Saturday. GW now sits at 3-3 on the year and has yet to win a game outside of D.C. The […]

WEB EXTRA: Men’s basketball team dominates La Salle

After losing to undefeated West Virginia University on Dec. 29, the GW men’s basketball team opened Atlantic 10 play on a high note. The No. 24 (Associated Press) Colonials improved to 5-0 at home with a 71-42 win over La Salle Wednesday night at in front of 2,836 fans at the Smith Center. Senior T.J. […]

Pell Grant cuts may affect up to 50 students

Some of GW’s most economically disadvantaged students may lose a total of $100,000 in federal financial aid as legislation recently passed by Congress awaits President Bush’s signature. The legislation affects students who have been awarded Pell grants, the main form of federal aid for underprivileged students. Congress’s move, if signed into law, allows the Department […]

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 […]