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.

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 […]

Editorial: Stop abusing D.C.

The federal government continues to find ways to abuse its host city. Administration officials, according to the Washington Post, decided not to reimburse the District for the un-covered $12 million it intends to spend on providing security during President Bush’s inauguration. By instructing D.C. officials to cover the expenses by using funds earmarked for homeland […]

University hopes new bins will encourage more recycling

Facilities Management is promising new recycling bins for every University office this semester as part of a larger effort to make GW a more environmentally conscious campus. Small blue bins will replace the bulky makeshift cardboard boxes that have previously been in place to collect reusable waste. Tony Dillard, coordinating manager for Facilities Management, said […]

GW seeks input from community on hospital site

The University is one step closer to deciding what it will build on the former site of the GW Hospital. GW announced last month the hiring of a firm to conduct an evaluation of school and community goals that will be used to decide what will ultimately be built on the site, which is identified […]

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 […]