January 28, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 40

Stories from the January 28, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Newman aware?

The Hatchet reported Jan. 22 that the Newman Catholic Student Center was participating in the annual “Pro-Life March” on the National Mall (“Newman Center to hold walk for protest,” p. 3). Father Rob Panke was quoted saying it was a “peaceful protest to Roe v. Wade.” What The Hatchet did not mention was that groups […]

GW aims to admit fewer students

With applications up 15 percent from last year and 150 more students already admitted from among early decision I applicants, GW officials said they are still working toward an “eclectic” class of 2,250. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he expects GW to lower its admission rate from 48.5 percent last year. “My expectation is […]

SA worthless

I applaud the efforts of the Student Association in working to help students, as this is what one of their main roles should be. However, the referendum put before the student body this past December leaves me wondering. Does the SA think we care? Some hail the referendum’s passage as a success, but this referendum […]

Bills, bills, bills

One of the biggest challenges for college students is gaining more financial responsibility. Whether it is a hefty rent payment or the freedom of having a credit card for the first time, bills in college can often be the catalyst for a future financial disaster. Tony E. Dalton, Bank of America manager at the 2001 […]

Cell phones continue to dominate campus

As students in professor Ivy Kennelly’s Sociology of Sex and Gender discussed the latest episode of “Friends,” the familiar musical notes of a cell phone rang out from the bottom of a student’s book bag. The room suddenly filled with quick glances and disclaimers of “It’s not mine.” As the owner rummaged through her bag […]

GW sells Prometheus to Cornell co.

GW and Cornell University began competing on the online class software market four years ago. GW’s Prometheus program racked up 65 university customers while Cornell’s Blackboard captured 2,200 clients and spun into its own corporation. The two companies are now one, after GW sold Prometheus for an undisclosed amount Jan. 8. Blackboard will now operate […]

Overcoming credit card crises

Credit card companies have pushed their marketing initiatives to focus one specific demographic: the college crowd. Our mailboxes are flooded with advertisements for low interest credit cards. Solicitors walk around campuses telling us about the great deals their credit card company offers. And when we can’t be reached on campus, the mail finds its way […]

Manouch enlists campus support

Planned meetings this week could prove critical in hot dog vendor Manouchchehr Nava’s fight to win a home on GW’s campus. Nava, known to students as “Manouch,” has violated city ordinances for the past 16 years by selling hot dogs to students after a city-wide 1:30 a.m. curfew. Nava regularly receives fines for operating his […]

GW’s work-study program places among top universities

GW ranks above Columbia, Harvard and Yale universities when it comes to spending federal work-study funds on community service. These Ivy League and other U.S. News and World Report top 20 schools have come under fire recently for misdirecting government money intended for service-oriented jobs. Federal law mandates that schools seeking federal funding for work-study […]

Burying the Hatchet

I recently have been experiencing really bad mood swings. I feel tired a lot of the time, and I am starting to dislike everything I used to like to do, like classes and activities I enjoyed and even hanging out with friends. The littlest things seem to bring me down. I’ve talked to a couple […]