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.

Marvin Center turns TVs back to CNN

Televisions in the Marvin Center were tuned back to CNN this week after airing Fox News in what GW officials called a “mix-up.” Michael Peller, managing director of the Marvin Center, said the temporary switch to Fox News was due to human error because the cable company that serves the Marvin Center changed the channel […]

Sex education: Abstinence or responsibility?

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Students across the country may be misinformed about sex, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy and abortion, according to a new study. A recently released congressional analysis by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) has found that students have been taught inaccurate facts about sex and abstinence through federally funded abstinence programs. The analysis found that […]

Editorial: Advocating against their own interest

Our View: Foggy Bottom residents would do better to constructively engage GW on issues of expansion rather than initiating frivolous complaints. In an ongoing exercise in frivolity, Foggy Bottom residents and their neighborhood institutions successfully lobbied the city to order food vendors in Ivory Tower to stop serving non-students. While the building’s residential zoning designation […]

Survey: Job market improving for grads

Businesses are planning to increase their overall hiring by 13.1 percent over the next year, according to a survey released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The organization’s 2005 Job Outlook Survey, which was based on surveys sent to 254 employers, also indicated in November that business, engineering and computer majors could expect […]

Ridge resigns, police commissioner to take over

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, resigned from his post last week. “As the Department’s first leader, Tom oversaw the large reorganization — the largest reorganization of the government in nearly a half-century,” said President George W. Bush. “He met urgent challenges with patience and purpose, and because of his service our […]

Column: Sitting down with Omar

With a job that sets tuition back eleven g’s and affords one the luxury of over 700 facebook friends guided by the greatest sincerity, who wouldn’t want to be President of the Student Association? Naturally, a character of great mystique is the one who ends up handling the job and the collective fate of our […]


Thursday GW Trails Stress Free Skate-Off Ice skating at the National Gallery of Art skating rink 2:45 to 8 p.m. Meet at Marvin Center Great Hall Cost: $12 Sponsored by the Student Activities Center The Third Crazy Night: Hannukah Hoopla! Food, candle-lighting, student performances and art projects 7 to 9 p.m. Columbian Square in J […]

Creating a universe

Rehearsal started at 7 p.m., and they were in the middle of a scene when I arrived. “Oh, welcome,” said several voices after I had taken a seat. I said that I was just there to observe. “You’re lucky,” said Jason Ioannides, one of the two actors standing in the middle of the room, rehearsing […]

Column: An SA image makeover

Members of our Student Association are dropping seven large on expensive meals? Harrumph. While it would be easy simply to ridicule these hungry, hungry, hippos, it is more useful to discuss how the SA can move beyond these foodgate scandals to gain respect from GW students. Though $7,000 sounds like a lot of money, it […]

Column: Denying reality

Denial is a fascinating emotion. In the face of damning and irrefutable evidence, humans placate their fears and doubts by simply claiming the opposite is true. Democrats refuse to accept any culpability for their losses on Nov. 2. Instead, many blame alleged delusional, ignorant, Fox News-watching, religious zealots in the nation’s heartland for their poor […]