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.

Real-time updates

Your editorial is incorrect about the 20-minute cable TV delay during last year’s lottery. As one of the two people running the broadcast, I can assure you that it was up to the minute in its accuracy. We used Nextel radios to keep in touch with officials in J Street, who constantly gave us updated […]

Staff editorial: Just pool it

Let’s be blunt – it’s a slow day in the newsroom. It’s pushing 70 degrees, and although it’s only January, much of the staff is starting to develop spring fever. Springtime means two things – spring break and lounging around outside, preferably at swimming pools. GW is blessed with several swimming pools, but unfortunately the […]

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 […]