October 25, 2001

Volume 98, Issue 23

Stories from the October 25, 2001 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Staff Editorial: Sex and politics

For three years, GW’s Faculty Senate and the University administration have argued about a sexual harassment policy governing employee conduct – including the way faculty members behave toward students. Now, GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has announced he will make the interim policy now in effect the permanent rule governing sexual harassment. Faculty members complain […]

Dazed and Confused director delves into the mind

Director Richard Linklater has tilled the mental plane in films such as Before Sunrise, Slacker and Dazed and Confused. But in his new, computer-illustrated feature, Waking Life, Linklater delves deeper into the subconscious than ever before, exploring dreams, reality and the blurred line between the two. “It’s a pretty fundamental idea” Linklater said in a […]

Forum: Shield stops new threats

The attacks of Sept. 11 taught us that those who hate the United States will stop at nothing to destroy our nation and take the lives of our citizens. Yet, despite this, even as the ruins of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were still smoldering, many Democrats renewed their opposition to strategic missile […]

Entertainment Listings Oct. 26th to Nov. 1st

Movies AMC Union Station AMC Courthouse Plaza Cineplex Odeon Dupont Circle Cineplex Odeon Foundry Cineplex Odeon Inner Circle Cineplex Odeon Uptown Lowes Pentagon City 6 Music 9:30 Club Black Cat Hatchet Reviews AMC Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. (703) 998-4262 13 Ghosts (R) 1:15, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30, 11:45 Bandits (PG-13) 1:10, 4:10, 7:05, 10:00 […]

Letter to the Editor: Uncovered costs

In the wake of the recent controversy over the new mandatory Student Health Services visitation fee, students should be more attuned to their University health coverage. After a close analysis of the brochure for GW’s health insurance company, a GW law student discovered that oral contraceptives are not included under our health coverage, even with […]

Letter to the Editor: Rags for rugby?

I am the faculty adviser to GW women’s rugby. Technically, they are a “club” team. This lowly status did not keep my players from a major victory against Washington College during Parents’ Weekend. We won by a boastfully comfortable margin, and certain goals were scored by athletes whose papers I have graded in the recent […]

Letter to the Editor: Mail mistake

Monday’s story by Trevor Martin (“University probes mail system,” Oct. 22, p. 1) advocated placing suspicious packages in water or a confined space. In actuality, one should not do this, as the mass e-mail from University administrators clearly states. If a bomb were placed in water, it may detonate on contact. An explosive device placed […]

Quote of the Week

Robert Chernak, vice president of Student and Academic Support Services, on requests to name the Thurston Hall piano after Jonathan Rizzo: “Unfortunately the statistical problem is that people will lose their lives. To name a place on campus, you have to raise money or make a donation.”