February 10, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 42

Stories from the February 10, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: Still the right man

Is President George W. Bush still the “Right Man,” as author and presidential speechwriter David Frum branded him in the wake of 9/11? Public dissatisfaction with the Iraq War damaged this image, and perhaps undermined Bush’s place in history. However, after the success of the Iraqi elections and a powerful State of the Union address, […]

GW faces weekend test

The loss still stings GW women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown. Well, two losses actually. “I wasn’t sure if you were talking about the Eagles or La Salle,” said McKeown, a lifelong Philly fan. In the grand scheme of things, the Colonials’ 65-53 loss to the Explorers last week probably hurts more than the Birds’ Super […]

Officials set to raise tuition

Since at least 1990, GW has never had a year without passing a tuition increase. The year 2005 will be no different for sophomores and juniors, who may pay as much as $32,515 in tuition next year. On Friday, University officials will ask the Board of Trustees, the institution’s highest decision-making body, to raise tuition […]

Column: Executive action

As rewarding as it is to see the positive words of Will Dempster in The Hatchet’s Jan. 27 (“Fix the inept Senate,” p. 4) issue and Kathy Elie’s Letter to the Editor (“Keep focus,” Feb. 3, p. 5) of this past Thursday, actions and results speak louder than words. I was glad to see that […]

Panel discusses baseball’s return

The GW community got its first taste of the new Washington Nationals when the University-sponsored Kalb Report brought team president Tony Tavares to the National Press Club Monday night. Tavares said he expects 2.5 to 2.75 million spectators to attend games during the team’s first year of play at RFK Stadium, located in Southeast D.C. […]

MTV’s Spring Break sexually charged, explicit, study says

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – MTV aims sexually charged content at young viewers and the cable industry forces objecting parents to foot the bill, according to the watchdog Parents Television Council. In a study released last week, the organization said it counted 3,056 flashes of nudity or sexual situations and 2,881 verbal references to sex during MTV’s […]

Alumnus documents tsunami devastation

Tyson Trish saw a lot as a GW student in the 1990s. But he never experienced anything in Foggy Bottom resembling what he saw in Sri Lanka last month. A beautiful beachfront was transformed into a field of concrete debris. Entire villages were destroyed and replaced with overcrowded camps. A region suffered the equivalent of […]

New brew of beer may help students stay awake

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – College students bored with the taste and effects of regular beer can put their lips to “B-to-the-E,” the newest creation by America’s number one selling beer company, Anheuser-Busch. The concept: Beer with caffeine. “Sounds like it’s going to suck. Why do you need an energy drink, for beer? I don’t want to […]

Former CIA director addresses war on terror

Former CIA Director James Woolsey addressed a full crowd at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium Tuesday to defend U.S. military action in Iraq. Woolsey, who led the CIA from 1993 to 1995 and is an advisor to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said the Bush administration ousted Saddam Hussein from Iraq because of his brutal […]

SA calls for Aramark boycott

Student Association senators overwhelmingly passed legislation Tuesday night calling for a March 7 boycott of J Street if Aramark, the University’s food service provider, does not respond to student needs. Tim Saccocia (CCAS-U), who sponsored the legislation, cited shortened hours of operation, lack of adherence to J Street’s current schedule and inflated prices as issues […]