February 3, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 40

Stories from the February 3, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Elliott School panel discusses tsunami aftermath

With December’s Asian tsunami sliding into the inside pages of newspapers, Elliott School of International Affairs professors discussed challenges facing the ravaged nations at a town hall meeting Tuesday night. Elliott School Dean Harry Harding moderated the panel, which consisted of faculty members Ray Williamson, Shawn McHale, Elizabeth Chacko, Stephen Commins and Leon Fuerth. The […]

Men face roadblock

Since the onset of the season, GW men’s basketball coach Karl Hobbs has made his aspirations clear. Three names have been mentioned countless times, citing their success as a measuring stick in Atlantic 10 basketball. Xavier, Dayton, and Temple have all had great success in the past decade, the kind of success Hobbs’ program is […]

Student protestors learn rights to avoid night in jail

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Imagine spending nine hours in a room the size of a walk-in closet. That was exactly what George Washington University senior Beth Pellettieri faced after being arrested in her student center for protesting the treatment of university workers last spring. “It can really make you understand the power dynamics involved in being […]

Women eye two wins

Despite the fact that the GW women’s basketball team has never lost to La Salle or Dayton, head coach Joe McKeown is not taking either team lightly. Wins against the Explorers and Flyers would help the Colonials pick up some ground in the Atlantic 10. GW currently sits in third place in the A-10 West, […]

Pro-life activists gather in nation’s capital

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Last Monday, tens of thousands of pro-life activists gathered on the National Mall to protest the thirty-second anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. The crowd, made up of protesters from around the country, marched in frigid conditions from the White House Ellipse to the Supreme Court, to voice their […]

In response to “Should we support our troops?” (Jan. 31, p. 4)

Use your ballot Should we support our troops? The answer: absolutely, unequivocally, yes. The men and women who govern our country were democratically elected, by and for the people. Our citizens, our vote, gave them the responsibility to protect our shores and preserve the integrity of our great nation. Our men and women in uniform […]

Film Review: “Game 6”

The Boston Red Sox will never ever win the World Series. Until last fall, this fact was accepted since 1918. And for the long years between these triumphs, Sox fans wallowed in their own self-induced apocalyptic sense of doom every time Boston began to show promise. What is about sports that makes it such a […]

Late night TV legend dies, students remember

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Though students may not remember seeing long-time host and comedian Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show,” many heard about him from parents and older relatives. The comedian died last week at age 79 of emphysema in his Malibu, Calif., home. “When I was little my parents watched him all the time,” said […]

SA elections charter aims to prevent last year’s mishaps

The Student Association Senate finalized the Joint Elections Committee, confirming its final two members and passing an amended charter intended to prevent allegations of fraud that marked last year’s election. The new amendments include sections to prevent bribes and inappropriate campaign spending. Rules Committee chairman Ben Traverse (CCAS-U) said the amendments were a direct response […]

Power to the people

Democracy was in action last weekend when 16 members of GW’s Chamber Choir performed in the world premiere of Democracy: An American Comedy, The Washington National Opera’s first commissioned work in more than a decade. GW’s company debut also marked the WNO’s temporary return to its original home at Lisner Auditorium. “It’s been a great […]