January 22, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 38

Stories from the January 22, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students volunteer for MLK Day

More than 400 students and community members came together Monday to commemorate Martin Luther King Day by painting Eastern High School in Southeast D.C. More than 150 GW students – the largest group at the event – participated with students from Georgetown and Howard universities and volunteers from D.C. CARES and the D.C. Jewish Community […]

Elliott School building faces protest

As Foggy Bottom residents continue a fight that could prevent GW from using the new Elliott School of International Affairs building in the fall, worries about when and how much of the facility will be finished by the start of the school year are surfacing. Housing officials, including Associate Dean of Students Jan-Mitchell Sherrill, are […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Experts discuss immigration restrictions

U.S. immigration reform was the topic of debate Friday night at a televised panel discussion in the Marvin Center Ballroom. GW professor Amitai Etzioni joined other immigration experts in addressing the need for changes in U.S immigration policy after Sept. 11. The Communitarian Network, a non-partisan research institute, organized the panel, which included Mark Krikorian […]

University gives late housing notice

GW housing officials said they were aware in October of the University’s decision to require sophomores to live on campus with a large number of possible exceptions, but students found out at least two months later. RHA President Noel Frame said she knew in December about the new requirement but did not know many students […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Fraternity raises funds for MLK statue

With dozens of monuments scattered across the District, no black American has been honored with a monument the way Lincoln, Washington or Roosevelt have. But Martin Luther King Jr. will soon be the first when a memorial in his name is constructed to commemorate his efforts in the civil rights movement. In 1998, President Clinton […]

Another ZBT?

The return of Sigma Alpha Mu to GW brings with it some perplexing points in need of clarification. Ultimately it is the Interfraternity Council’s decision whether to permit Sigma Alpha Mu’s re-entrance on campus, but allowing the group to rush and recruit new members without first being recognized by the University is a break from […]

Inside our pages: Hatchet faces Web Reality

There is little doubt that the age of the internet is upon us. With this comes faster, more convenient means of getting information. But the added luxury does come with some inconveniences, too, as our Web readers found out when they logged onto our Web site last week. The Hatchet has been forced to enter […]

MLK Day after Sept. 11

The nation paused Monday to remember Martin Luther King Jr. and his passionate struggle for civil rights. The principles King fought for remain relevant to our daily lives. Thankfully, great strides have been made since the 1968 assassination of the man who dreamed of a nation and world where civil rights reign over oppression, prejudice […]

Poor timing

The recent proposal by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s right wing government to allow Jews to once again visit the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem should not be implemented at this time. You would be hard pressed to find a more ardent supporter of Israel than I am, but this plan would […]

Nation in Brief

Tape containing alleged terrorists released A videotape containing apparent “martyrdom messages” from five men linked to the al Qaeda terrorist organization was released last week by the Justice Department. The tape was recovered in the rubble left from the home of top Osama bin Laden aide Muhammad Atef, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced during a […]