January 17, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 35

Stories from the January 17, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Student’s killer gets life in jail

The convicted killer of GW graduate student Daniel Krug was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole last week. In October, a jury convicted Edward Nellson of murdering and robbing the 30-year-old Krug. Police said Nellson, 26, broke into Krug’s K Street apartment and strangled him before stealing cash and credit cards. […]

Labor board hears union dispute

The result of an October vote to form a part-time faculty union at GW remains in the hands of the National Labor Relations Board, which will determine the validity of several disputed ballots. A four-day hearing took place between Monday and Thursday of last week to sort out remaining conflicts with the ballots. During the […]

Democrats look to rain on Republican parade

Outrage and frustration crowded the streets of Washington along with GW freshman Rachael Whitley and thousands of other protestors as George W. Bush made his way along the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route four years ago. “I wasn’t even near where the parade was and it was unbelievable – there were so many people distraught and […]

Column: “Crossfire”: It’s a wrap

As you likely know by now, CNN is calling it a wrap on “Crossfire” as a stand-alone program after 23 years on the air, the last three at GW. During its unprecedented run on our campus, over 640 live programs have been produced in the Jack Morton Auditorium, with some 107,000 people in the studio […]

SMPA seeks new director

The search for a new director of the School of Media and Public Affairs is still underway as the school restructures its curriculum. A six-member search committee, made up of SMPA faculty and representatives from the Vice President’s Office of Academic Affairs and an outside advisory board, is in charge of reviewing and voting on […]

Group raises $2,500 for tsunami relief

A GW medical school fundraiser has collected $2,500 to aid Southeast Asian countries hit by the Dec. 26 tsunami, which has already claimed nearly 150,000 lives. A second-year medical school student, Nipun Chhabra, organized the drive, which has benefited from more than 100 donations over the past two weeks. The money will be sent to […]

Column: Abbas must unite Palestinans first

The most important lesson any student of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict can learn is to avoid being optimistic. It is precisely at the moment when circumstances appear ripe for substantial change in the status quo, that things always sour the quickest. Rabin’s assassination in the wake of the Oslo Accords and the launch of the Second […]

Where have all the student protestors gone?

In an unusually quiet fall semester, student protests visibly declined despite high-profile national events and University labor struggles. GW’s Progressive Student Union, a group that fights for human rights and fair trade, has been an active presence on campus in recent years, protesting University policy on issues such as adjunct professor unionization and working conditions […]