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.

Editorial: Match education rhetoric with action

Facing an ballowing budget deficit, President Bush marked the Perkins Loan program for elimination in his 2006 budget. The elimination of this program would be especially detrimental to GW students, who already pay some of the highest tuition rates in the country and currently benefit from about $3.8 million in Perkins Loans. While the government […]

Column: Remember Deir Yassin

For most, Saturday passed with little import. For Palestinians, though, April 9th marks a significant date in our collective memory. Early in the morning, fifty-seven years ago, commandos of the Irgun and Stern gangs attacked Deir Yassin, a village with a peaceful reputation. By noon of that day, over 100 of its inhabitants, half of […]

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 […]