January 24, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 37

Stories from the January 24, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: A second term to-do list

On Thursday, we celebrated a grand tradition in this country with George W. Bush’s second inauguration, as all the pomp and pageantry came together in an effort to send the president on his way to the next four years in office. More than 57 million of the people who voted in last November’s election hoped […]

Students party hard at Inaugural Ball

The University’s political colors came out more than ever Thursday night as supporters of both parties marked the beginning of a new presidential term at GW’s fourth Inaugural Ball. More than 4,000 members of the GW community donned their formalwear for the event at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, which was visited by President Bush – […]

Column: Unmatched generosity

Following World War II, Winston Churchill addressed an audience of war weary British who were mindful of the billions of pounds that they would owe the United States. In his speech, the prime minister asked the rhetorical question, “What are dollars?” Answering, he said that, “Dollars are the result of the toil and the skill […]

Tens of thousands crowd inaugural parade

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of onlookers crowded the inaugural parade route Thursday, hoping to catch a glimpse of the newly inaugurated President on his way back to the White House. Increased security was so tight that police took water bottles and cans away from spectators as they passed through security tents. Strollers, water […]

Letters to the Editor

Big stew, small rabbit Zej Moczydlowski makes a very big stew from a very small rabbit. The underlying data for his recent shrill screed is that GW went from 51st to 52nd in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. As U.S. News and World Report itself points out, such modest statistical distinctions are inconsequential […]

More than 4,000 students attend inaugural ball

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The George Washington University’s fourth Inaugural Ball kicked off the 2005 spring semester last night with food, fun, and a tastefully apolitical celebration. Despite a chaotic start to the night as the buses to the Omni Shoreham Hotel pulled up to crowds of cold and anxious students, red and blue fans alike […]


Monday Ignite the Spirit Celebration Giveaways, food and music 7 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Columbian Square Sponsored by the Student Activities Center, Spirit Programs, Colonial Army, WRGW and Student Association Tuesday GW Review Info Session Learn about how to get involved with the literary publication 8 to 9 p.m. Marvin Center Room 431 Columbian […]

President Bush sworn in for second term

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Before tens of thousands of supporters, amid scattered protests and at the heart of an unprecedented security lockdown spanning over 100 city blocks of the nation’s capital, George Walker Bush was sworn in for a second term as 43rd president of the United States just before noon Thursday. Chief Justice William H. […]

GW Briefs

New washing machines to save water, money The University will save 5.5 million gallons of water and $50,000 a year with new environmentally friendly washing machines installed in residence hall laundry facilities. Caldwell Gregory and GW Auxiliary and Institutional Services handled replacing the 219 machines during winter break. The new Maytag Neptune washing machines use […]

Students gather for Inaugural Ball in new, old fashion

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Whether you were a guy running to the Men’s Warehouse to rent a tuxedo or a sorority girl rummaging through a “sister’s” closet for a dress, students at The George Washington University did what they could on a college budget to “glamorize” for the 2005 GW Inaugural Ball. “It’s like a college […]