April 28, 2005

Volume 101, Issue 61

Stories from the April 28, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Bush targets youth for Social Security reform

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Saving money for retirement may not be on the minds of many college students. But in his push to transform Social Security, President George W. Bush hopes to reach out to the 20-something age group. The President wants to add individual investment accounts to Social Security so that workers could invest in […]

GW tests solar receptacle

University officials hope a big green box will make campus greener. On April 8, a 50-inch green solar-powered trash compactor called the BigBelly was installed in the center of Kogan Plaza, said Eric Hougen, project manager in the Office of Business and Operations. The device is a combination trash collector and compactor designed for locations […]

Golf drives to postseason

In 1947, Harry Truman was president, the New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first televised World Series and NBC’s “Meet the Press” debuted on television. It’s also the last time the GW golf team made the NCAA Tournament. Now, 58 years after their last trip to the tourney, the Colonials have the […]

Protesters say U.S. should do more to stop Sudanese genocide

A handful of students began a 24-hour fast Wednesday afternoon in front of the State Department to urge the U.S. government to take action against the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. About 180,000 people have died in Darfur, and more than two million have been displaced from their homes since 2003, when the genocide started, according […]

Baseball completes season sweep of James Madison

The GW baseball team came back from a four-run deficit for an 8-7 victory over James Madison University at Barcroft Park on Wednesday. The victory made it a season sweep of the Dukes. The Colonials (26-13, 7-5 Atlantic 10) won the first match-up of the year 8-4 in 11 innings. “We came out a little […]

Bike thieves find plenty of prey on campus

Last semester, freshman Ben Borden left his bicycle outside the Academic Center while he spent a couple of hours in the darkroom for his photography class. After three hours away from the outside world, Borden walked out of Smith Hall to find that his bike was gone. “I got the bike thinking it could be […]

Na?ve, madam?

Pegged with such adjectives as “misanthropic” and “morose,” director Todd Solondz might be perceived as a disturbed individual. Like most things, there are layers to understanding his purpose as a filmmaker. In such instances, one might glance at Solondz’s new film “Palindromes” (Wellspring) with a misconceived notion of the man who birthed it. Solondz presents […]

Students show skepticism, hope for new Pope

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – “Habemus papam”, Latin for “We have a pope” were the words heard around the world last Tuesday when the election Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, was announced. The 78 year old Cardinal was elected by the College of Cardinals as the 265th leader of the Catholic Church, after only the second […]