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.

President Bush sworn in for second term, not without protests

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush took the oath of office for a second term, but not without dissent from those still bitter over the election results. Amid cardboard caskets covered with American flags and signs proclaiming, “people over profits” and “the Christian right is neither,” about 250 protestors from dozens of grassroot organizations […]

Women spread the wealth in blowout

The GW women’s basketball team won its 15th straight home game in record-breaking fashion at the Smith Center on Sunday, beating St. Bonaventure 97-42. The Colonials racked up 34 assists on the day, a new single-game Atlantic 10 record. It was the Colonials’ (12-5, 5-1 A-10) largest margin of victory this season. GW shot 63.2 […]

Xavier beats men’s basketball at the buzzer

Posted Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1:47 a.m. Freshmen are not supposed to make shots like that. No one is supposed to make shots like that. Twenty-five foot jumpers are not supposed to be made, let alone attempted. But Xavier’s Stanley Burrell never got that memo. As a result, the GW men’s basketball team’s slide continued Tuesday […]

Ambassadors’ panel calls for UN reform

A panel of European and American ambassadors discussed the U.N. Security Council’s shortcomings Friday night at the Elliott School of International Affairs building. Former U.S. Ambassador George Moose headed a panel of five ambassadors, three Europeans and two Americans, in a discussion of the future challenges facing the UN. Among such challenges, the U.N. Security […]

Column: A social revival of fashion as politics

Sometimes there is nothing more fashionable than indifference. Whatever your feelings about the now-official “four more years,” it is fair to say that your best fashion bet for the future is the disaffected stare. Perfected by heiresses and heroin-chic supermodels alike, an apathetic air executed correctly will withstand the test of time that shoulder pads […]

Students volunteer for MLK Day

Despite an approaching winter storm, 200 GW volunteers set out to serve the community and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday morning. Students were assigned to six different service sites less than a week after Martin Luther King Day, and project coordinators stationed at each location guided small groups of students. We […]

Editorial: Bush the hypocrite

In preparation for his second term in office, President Bush laid out an aggressive foreign policy agenda in his inaugural speech. Impressing the full spectrum of political pundits and world leaders with his decisively liberal, internationalist and human rights driven rhetoric, Bush marked a course toward the “end of tyranny.” Somewhere in their rosy analysis, […]

University alters squatters’ housing policy

Rising seniors and Mount Vernon residents can choose to keep their housing assignments for another year, a change from last year when nearly all rising juniors and seniors could opt to stay in their dorms. Squatters’ rights, a policy established last year to encourage upperclassmen to continue utilizing campus housing, was available to rising juniors […]

Editorial: Fix the JEC

In the wake of last year’s scandal-ridden Student Association elections, newly elected President Omar Woodard joined this page in calling for substantial reform in the charter of the Joint Elections Commission – the body charged with overseeing SA elections. Citing an inability to comprise a new charter in time, Woodard asked the Senate to approve […]

Groups plan tsunami fundraisers

A coordinated effort is underway among the University and student groups to help raise money for the tsunami relief effort. Members of several student organizations came together Wednesday night to formulate a plan to raise money for victims of the tsunami. The Dec. 26 earthquake in the Indian Ocean caused a massive wave that killed […]