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.

Student strands member of Congress

I once interned for Rep. Sam Farr of California. I had a good rapport with him and considered myself the hottest son of a gun this side of Waffle House. Now when I say good rapport, I do not mean the kind of rapport Monica Lewinsky and Chandra Levy had with their respective bosses. There […]

Bring in reigns

President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and admissions officials seriously erred last year when they accepted too many freshmen and got 300 more students than they were prepared to take. But it seems they could be on their way to making sure it doesn’t happen again. The first positive sign: more accepted early decision candidates. GW has […]


PHI SIGMA KAPPA SPRING RUSH 2002 SCHEDULE Tuesday 8PM- Georgetown Billiards Wednesday 8pm- ESPN Zone Game Room Thursday 9PM- Q&A Session with the Brothers at the House. Get to learn all about Greek Life as a Phi Sig. Friday 2PM- Football with the Brothers Friday 9 PM- Invite Only Saturday TBA- Invite Only BETA THETA […]

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 […]