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.

City in lockdown ahead of inauguration

As President Bush’s second inauguration draws near, so does the implementation of some of the tightest security a city accustomed to a high police presence has ever seen. “There is an unprecedented high level of security for the presidential inauguration,” University Police chief Dolores Stafford said. Stafford encouraged GW community members to “carry their GWorld […]

Column: Expect success, not perfection

It’s a long way to the top of the college basketball world. Despite what many fans and media types have said recently, the GW men’s team is not there yet. Saturday’s wrenching, one-point overtime loss to Massachusetts proved that reality. For the first time this year, the Colonials lost a game they probably should have […]

Mitchell 7-Eleven stops accepting Colonial Cash

The 7-Eleven in Mitchell Hall no longer accepts Colonial Cash because of high costs associated with using the GWorld system, the store’s manager said Sunday. The manager, who declined to be identified, said GW takes four times as much from each sale than the most expensive credit card system, American Express. The percentage of each […]

Winter break recap: Men’s basketball

Despite losing to Massachusetts Saturday, the Colonials had a largely successful string of games over winter break. GW improved to 11-3 overall while earning spots in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls. GW is currently ranked No. 21 in the AP and No. 22 in the ESPN poll, but could drop a few […]

Elliott School dean to leave post

After serving for a decade as dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs, Harry Harding announced last week that he will step down from his position in June. The expert on Sino-American policy said he was pleased with his time as dean and wanted the school to benefit from fresh leadership. Harding plans to […]

Winter break recap: Women’s basketball

The GW women’s basketball team had a strong winter break, winning five of seven after starting the season just 3-3. The Colonials, who are now 3-1 in Atlantic 10 play, helped head coach Joe McKeown pick up his 200th career conference win against Massachusetts Jan. 9. McKeown is the all-time career leader in conference victories. […]

GW Briefs

Suicide bomber kills graduate in Baghdad GW alumna Tracy Hushin died Jan. 3 in Baghdad when a suicide bomber struck her car, Newsday reported. Hushin, 34, had been in Baghdad for about a year while working for an American consulting company advising the new Iraqi government on economic issues. She was working under a contract […]

Breaking News: GW taps Andy Rooney to speak at Commencement

Updated Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1:50 p.m. Longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent Andy Rooney will keynote the University’s May 22 Commencement ceremony on The Ellipse. President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg called the CBS journalist a “man at the peak of a long and interesting career who has devoted himself to thinking out complex issues and sharing them with […]

Early Decision I applications down

Early Decision I applications dropped by nearly 200 to 950 this year, the first in which students applying to GW under the binding agreement were aware of the University’s fixed tuition plan. Of the 950 early decision applicants, 560 were admitted. The average SAT score for the newly admitted students, who represent 37 states, D.C., […]

Editorial: Good riddance

On two occasions last semester, this page excoriated CNN’s “Crossfire” – which had been taped live at GW for the past three years – for being antithetical to civil political discourse in general and quality broadcast journalism in particular. While we were pleased CNN opted to concentrate more on quality hard news and programs supporting […]