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.

North Carolina State professor vying for top SMPA post

University officials will select between Robert Entman, a professor of communications at North Carolina State University, and media personality Marvin Kalb in their search for School of Media and Public Affairs director, according to a source with knowledge of the search. The author of several books on mass media, Entman referred all comments on his […]

Additional speakers to join Rooney on Commencement stage

Additional speakers will join CBS correspondent and keynote speaker Andy Rooney on stage to address graduates at the May 22 Commencement ceremony on The Ellipse. University officials declined to name the speakers, saying they will wait until next week when President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg returns from an overseas trip to Paris. “We just want to […]

A free-for-all?

When a friend from high school introduced junior Brian Weiss to the Web site freeipods.com, he was doubtful about being able to score free stuff. “I said that there was no way this could work. I was skeptical of this for years,” Weiss said. “I decided I wanted to prove myself wrong, to see if […]

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 […]