April 11, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 56

Stories from the April 11, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Column: The Church and China

Looking resplendent in their Michelangelo-designed ceremonial uniforms, the praetorian like Swiss Guard took their place in the history books by being involved in the world’s largest funeral to date. Such was the influence of the Pope, whose death brought nearly 200 world leaders together. They ranged from the head of the Palestinian Authority to the […]

Women leaders speak at MVC conference

The 2005 Women’s Leadership Conference celebrated female entrepreneurship and ingenuity Friday at the Mount Vernon Campus. The event, titled “Thinking Globally, Leading Locally,” hosted seven women from around the country who have assumed prominent leadership roles in their communities. Author and Professor Carolivia Herron, best known for her children’s book “Nappy Hair,” and Natalie O. […]

Letters to the Editor

Pay problems I recently read in The Hatchet that the University will put off pay raises for its professors (“University to put off pay raises,” April 7, p. 1). Does this mean the University will put off tuition increases this year? It seems that GW’s administration has its head in the wrong place. While desperately […]

Fox News chairman assails media bias

Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said his network is committed to presenting all perspectives on the news and accused other networks of being one-sided at the Kalb Report Thursday night. “The American people felt they weren’t getting the whole story on some issues,” Ailes said, citing his reason for creating the network. “The […]

A night on the town with Engine 23

We’ve all walked past it a hundred times, seen the firefighters outside the station on 2119 G St. Arguably every GW student has seen them come and go, heard the scream of the siren and seen those lights pierce the night sky with unrivaled intensity. It’s March 30 and I’ve been invited, as a guest, […]

WEB UPDATE: Pikiell, Lucas to leave basketball program

Posted Monday, April 11, 6:12 p.m. GW associate head coach Steve Pikell will be named head men’s basketball coach at Stony Brook University in Long Island on Wednesday, according to the university’s assistant athletic director for media relations, Rob Emmerich. GW athletic director Jack Kvancz said Pikell’s departure “is not a done deal yet.” Pikell […]

Column: The alternative to ‘the alternative’

Halloween has always been my least favorite holiday merely for the reason that on Halloween, outrageous fashion has no impact. In fact, it is the one recognized time of year primarily concerned with encouraging conformity to non-conformity. Trying to stand out on a day where everyone has the same intention leaves an undesirable option for […]

Cruising the city with Segway

The Segway is not for the shy. This is the first thing I noticed once manager Craig Davidson of Capital Segway let me take the transportation device for a five-hour test drive. As I cruised throughout Georgetown and Foggy Bottom, I continually received looks from passersby. While some onlookers hurled jeers (“Did daddy buy that […]