January 24, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 39

Stories from the January 24, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Ending Waste

The Gelman Library and computer lab managers have come up with a reasonable compromise that should accomplish their goal of cutting down on excessive printing without punishing students who use labs legitimately. Printing in any one of the school’s computer labs has always been a frustrating experience. It seems like there is always that special […]

UPD estimates theft loss

The University Police Department is investigating whether the theft of more than $20,000 worth of musical instruments from the music department over winter break was an organized job. Students at other area universities have reported similar thefts recently. UPD Director Dolores Stafford said the fact that all the instruments at GW vanished at the same […]

Secrecy must stop

One month and 18 days after I was told that the current freshman class would be required to live on campus next year, the questions still remain. Why haven’t freshmen officially been informed by GW? Or has The Hatchet become the new official communication method? In the Jan. 22 edition of The Hatchet, Associate Dean […]

RHA will hold lottery online

Computer screens and online housing selection will replace long lines at J Street and manual registration in March. Students will be able to select housing on the GWeb Information System, which students use to register for classes, get grades and check financial accounts. While offices will be open on lottery days, students will not be […]

Opinion: SA OK in practice

In response to the blaring staff editorial “Politics as usual” in the Jan. 14 edition of The Hatchet, all I can say is that I am disappointed. Being a member of the Student Association does not get you the pretty girl or a big wad of cash. Being a member of the SA gives people […]

Experts discuss CNN’s impact on government

CNN and its impact on government decisions took center stage Wednesday morning at the Brookings Institution. GW political communication professor Steven Livingston joined government officials and journalists to discuss the effect of round-the-clock news coverage on the public and policymakers. Joined by former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, CNN Senior Correspondent Judy Woodruff and Claus […]

Forum: Tax relief, not tax hike

Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) is the latest in a string of Democrats to criticize President George W. Bush’s tax cut plan from last May. Kennedy and many in the media would have us believe the president is somehow seeking to destroy the entire nation, except for his wealthiest supporters. Such discussion of the president’s tax […]

Crime Report

Harassment 01/17/02 – Aston Hall No identifiable suspect Closed Liquor Law Violation 01/18/02 – Hall on Virginia Avenue Referred to SJS Closed 01/20/02 – New Hall Referred to SJS Closed 01/20/02 – 21st and H streets N.W. Referred to SJS Closed 01/21/02 – 20th and G streets N.W. Referred to SJS Closed 01/21/02 – Mitchell […]

Crossfire host talks politics with students

CNN political commentator Bill Press talked tax cuts and pick-up lines with about 100 students Wednesday night in the Hippodrome to promote and sign copies of his new book, “Spin This.” The book is based on the once popular CNN program “The Spin Room” and covers people’s creative perspective or “spin” on issues like politics, […]