October 20, 2005

Volume 102, Issue 20

Stories from the October 20, 2005 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

WEB EXTRA: Republican senator has harsh criticisms of party

Republican Sen. Tom Coburn made sharp, though veiled, criticisms of President Bush’s performance and more directly reproached his party’s congressional leaders in a speech at GW Monday. Without naming names, Coburn (Okla.) deplored Republicans’ actions on several hot-button domestic issues in a 20-minute speech to College Republicans in the Marvin Center Grand Ballroom. Coburn, a […]

Washington may have been a presidential heartthrob

Most people associate the image of George Washington with a stiff, aged face on the front of a wrinkly dollar bill. But according to new three-dimensional images produced by the first president’s library, it appears Washington was the equivalent of an 18th century heartthrob. The Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens is performing research on Washington’s […]

The life of a rivalry: is GW vs. Georgetown dead?

Some universities have rivalries. Others have war. Last month Emory University’s Student Government Association President Amrit Dhir, donning fake military apparel, declared “war” against Washington University in St. Louis during an emergency government meeting in hopes of increasing school spirit and creating an official rivalry. Even though Washington University’s Student Union has expressed no interest […]

$5 – $10 – $20

If you have $5 It’s official – The new baby panda has been named Tai Shan, or “peaceful mountain.” Even though the little guy will not officially debut until December, the zoo is hosting a talk at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday to discuss care for young “butterstick,” as he was previously nicknamed. Though Tai Shan […]

WEB EXTRA: Rocketman: space expert John Logsdon calls GW home

On a rainy afternoon, John Logsdon sits in his office on the fourth floor of the Elliott School of International Affairs building. His workspace is lightly decorated with models of the Space Shuttle and the Saturn V rocket that first took men to the moon and other pieces of space memorabilia. If his office does […]

SA Notes

Shakour aide sued for not fully releasing financial documents Former Student Association insider Brandon Sherr, a junior, filed suit against SA President Audai Shakour’s top financial aide on Sunday in an effort to receive the Shakour administration’s financial documents, which Sherr claims are public information. In late August, Sherr requested to view financial records from […]