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.

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 […]

GW grad reports from front lines

Hitting the ground during rebel gun battles in Tora Bora and befriending and living with old Mujahadeen commanders, a GW graduate got a first-hand look at the war in Afghanistan covering the battles this fall for the Los Angeles Times. Interviewing Pashtun warlords and surveying the caves of eastern Afghanistan just three years out of […]

AIDS activist advocates smart choices

AIDS activist Rae Lewis Thorton candidly spoke to about 50 students and community members about her personal experience with the illness at a Black Student Union discussion Saturday. Infected with HIV at age 23, Thorton told students to make smart choices at the two-hour event, co-sponsored by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and The […]

Arab students converge on national conference

GW played host to 11 universities for the national Union of Arab Student Associations’ fourth annual conference this weekend. About 400 students crowded the Marvin Center for three days of panels and cultural programs. The UASA, an umbrella group of Arab student organizations at 11 local universities including Johns Hopkins and University of California-San Diego, […]

GW ranks among top Peace Corps schools

More GW students are helping build homes and feed the impoverished around the world as the University climbed three spots to rank 22 on the Peace Corps’ 2001 list of top Peace Corps universities. The University of Wisconsin-Madison topped the list for the third year in a row, with 93 volunteers. GW tied the Miami […]