April 14, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 57

Stories from the April 14, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Gas prices soar to all-time highs

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Drivers may have to dig deeper into the their pocketbooks as pump prices continue to rise. On Tuesday, Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said that oil and natural gas markets were under the heaviest strain in a generation, noting that higher oil prices had caused only modest reduction in consumer demand. Currently, […]

Former Republican Rep pushes for social security reform

Former Rep. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), who unsuccessfully ran against incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter in 2004, emphasized the importance of Social Security reform for younger generations at GW Tuesday night. During the speech, hosted by the College Republicans in the Marvin Center, Toomey said workers would receive a greater return on investment into safe, diversified funds […]

Students indifferent to prestigious Pulitzer prize

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Journalists from Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal headed this year’s slate of Pulitzer Prize winners. The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was awarded to the Los Angeles Times for its series last year on a severely troubled inner city hospital, while the paper’s foreign correspondent Kim Murphy was given […]

Catholic U. holds events to honor Pope John Paul II

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Cardinals have vowed to public silence this week as they prepare for next week’s secret vote to pick Pope John Paul II’s successor. On Monday, the cardinals began conclave, the silent process by which they are traditionally secluded in a room and do not emerge until a new pope is elected. Vatican […]

‘World News Tonight’ anchor announces he has lung cancer

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – ABC’s “World News Tonight” anchor Peter Jennings, 66, announced last week that he has lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Lung cancer is hard to detect early and difficult to treat. “Almost 10 million […]

Rosenblat’s big day powers GW

The leadoff spot is not normally reserved for a power hitter. But apparently, Brad Rosenblat never got that message. The senior drove in eight runs in the GW baseball team’s 14-8 win at Towson Tuesday afternoon. Rosenblat went 3-for-5 on the day, hitting a three-run home run, a two-run double, a two-run single and a […]

Hunger strike wins higher wages for Georgetown workers

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Student protestors at Georgetown University savored their success at a celebration Friday afternoon, after a hunger strike won higher wages and better benefits for some university workers. A crowd of about 200 students, staff and special guests celebrated with festivities including a lavish picnic. Speakers at the celebration included DC Delegate Eleanor […]

Pikiell and Lucas to leave

Stony Brook University announced the hiring of former GW associate head coach Steve Pikiell on Wednesday at a press conference held in the school’s sports complex. Pikiell is the 10th head coach in Stony Brook’s history and takes the reins from former coach Nick Macarchuk. Pikiell has been a member of GW head coach Karl […]

Administrators to discuss controversial policy with faculty

University officials have committed to working more closely with faculty in discussing new research guidelines, which have been the subject of a slew of complaints in the last two weeks. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee met with Carol Sigelman, associate vice president for research and graduate studies, on Monday to address many professors’ concerns that […]