April 7, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 55

Stories from the April 7, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Pharmacists refuse to fill birth control prescriptions

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Increasingly, women across the country are finding it more difficult to fill prescriptions for birth control pills and emergency contraceptives. Pharmacists citing religious and moral opposition to the medications are refusing to fill prescriptions. Though a national debate, the issue over pharmacists’ rights is quickly reaching college campuses. “Contraception is a basic […]

Graduate programs look toward liberal arts focus

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Columbia University’s top-rated graduate school of journalism announced the creation of a new master of arts program in late March for veteran journalists to refine their knowledge in a chosen discipline — science, politics, economics and business. The announcement breathed new life into a three-year-old debate started by the university’s president that, […]

Students discuss living wills in light of Schiavo case

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Terri Schiavo died last Thursday, ending a long contested personal and political battle over her right to die. The feeding tube was removed almost two weeks earlier from the 41-year-old woman, who had spent 15 years in a vegetative state. The legal battle between her husband, Michael, and her parents was put […]

Colleges confront identity theft

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Applying for a loan online; buying textbooks at the campus bookstore; checking your grades on the Internet. What may seem like everyday tasks for a typical college student could also provide easy access for someone to steal your identity. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, with 900,000 new victims […]

All That Jazz!

On a typical Friday afternoon most GW students breathe a sigh of relief for the week’s end of classes, papers and exams. However this is not the case for ComboNation – a group of six aspiring GW musicians who can be found in the basement of Phillips Hall deep in the midst of a musical […]

Editorial: Reassess decision

University officials recently announced their intention to build a new residence hall on the Mount Vernon Campus. While the specific bed count of the new facility has yet to be disclosed, any significant addition to the Mount Vernon Campus will impact the demographic balance between students living in Foggy Bottom and those living on “the […]

Column: The Catholic Church: Time for an update

As a child who had rulers held to my knee to measure the length of my uniform skirt, who had to memorize the Holy Mary in three languages and who has watched the energetic priests and nuns of my parish wither away into tired and wrinkled servants of God; 15 years of Catholic education has […]

The Bar Belle: Clyde’s

Clyde’s (Georgetown location) 3236 M St. I am not a wine aficionado, nor could I even begin to explain the difference between a Cabernet and a Merlot. In fact I was too drunk on wine during “Sideways” to understand that whole Merlot issue. But I do like to drink cheap wine and large amounts of […]

Column: CLLC: A four-letter “word”

After two years at GW I’ve dealt with just about every aspect of this University’s bureaucracy. Surpassing financial aid, the registrar, student accounts and even the president’s office, CLLC is by far the most frustrating. This poorly run branch of the GW bureaucracy sometimes is so obsessed with something that they’re blinded to the reality […]

Column: Not this time

Twenty-nine Rogoffs are listed on a piece of paper with notes about the day they died and how the Nazis killed them. This paper looks all too similar to a list made by Darfurian refugees in Chad attempting to document the murders of their family members. I fear that in 50 years their grandchildren will […]