April 4, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 54

Stories from the April 4, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Historically black colleges diversify

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – When the country’s first black universities were established in the late 1800s, they were essentially the only option for African Americans to attain a college education in a segregated society. Yet new social realities are gradually changing the nature such institutions altogether. Though enrollment at historically black colleges and universities has increased […]

NASA to send space shuttle back into orbit

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The Space Shuttle Discovery took the next step toward returning to space as it was rolled out to Vehicle Assembly Building early Tuesday morning. NASA plans to launch the first shuttle flight since the Columbia orbiter broke up during reentry killing all seven crew members in February 2003. “It’s been a tough […]

Legislation introduced to protect children from abuse

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fl., introduced a bill earlier this month to allow government social service officers access to federal criminal databases. The move, he said, would aid the social workers in protecting parentless children from abusive foster and adoptive guardians. But the proposal to make sensitive criminal information to an entire new […]

Nearly two-thirds of adults overweight

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The freshman 15 has made its way to Congress. However, this freshman is not in college yet, he is just about to have his 16th birthday. According to the U.S. Department of Health, over 60 percent of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. However, one senator from Iowa is […]

GW Briefs

‘Crossfire’ has at least a month left Nearly three months after CNN president Jonathan Klein announced plans to cancel “Crossfire,” the show is still broadcasting from GW. The Hatchet has learned the debate show will continue broadcasting from campus for at least a month. In the GW-produced By George! magazine, CNN producer Sam Feist said […]

Editorial: Improve fire education

The recent fire in Thurston Hall was an incredible tragedy, as one GW freshman remains in critical condition from injuries sustained in it. The fire inspired an outcry calling for the University to install in-room sprinkler systems that may have lessened or prevented the student’s injury. While the implications of such a step are a […]

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Audai Shakour as new SA president Shakour enters his term on a contentious note, falling a mere one violation short of being kicked off the ballot. He will have to overcome this precarious start and a Senate filled with opposition Coalition for Reform members still loyal to his run-off opponent Ben Traverse on his way […]

Just another charade

Now that freedom and democracy are apparently “on the march,” Republicans are gleefully preaching triumph for President Bush’s neoconservative foreign policy philosophy. Pointing to the recent Iraqi elections as a catalyst, Bush and his ilk argue that its invasion of Iraq triggered a region-wide movement toward democratization in the Middle East. Yes, events in Iraq […]

Calendar

Monday “Defending Our Lives” Documentary and speaker on domestic violence 7 to 9 p.m. Mount Vernon Campus Eckles Auditorium Sponsored by the Neighbors Project and Mount Vernon Campus Life Tuesday “How to Get the Job You Want & Grow Rich” 7 to 9 p.m. Jack Morton Auditorium Sponsored by the Career Center and Office of […]

Learning a worthwhile lesson

The importance of campus fire safety was reinforced by the recent fire at GW (“Student still critical,” March 24, p. 1) and serves as a valuable, teachable moment. A freshman was critically injured in a fire that was started by a portable grill igniting the student’s bedding material. The building was not fully equipped with […]