February 7, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 43

Stories from the February 7, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Sports: Forget redemption, Colonials want a win

About a month ago it appeared the overachieving Colonials could have been the favorite going up against host Temple this Saturday. Temple was heading into January on a six-game losing streak, while GW had just beaten St. Bonaventure for its first conference win. Now, with GW (10-11, 3-7 Atlantic 10) staggering into the game on […]

SJT affirms professors’ free speech

GW professors with radical ideas who have been following the pending firing of a Florida professor can breathe a sigh of relief. University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said he disagrees with the way the University of South Florida is treating a tenured professor who has brought international attention to campus for saying “death to Israel” […]

Staff Editorial: Unprotected speech

Whether hearing the chant “Death to Israel” and “Jihad is our path” boils your blood or gives you comfort, one thing is clear — such speech is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. But in the eyes of the University of South Florida, a speech made 10 years ago is enough to […]

Former GW official dies at 73

Former GW official Ann E. Webster died of cancer Tuesday at the Washington Home Hospice. Webster worked in several administrative positions during her 30 years at the University. Webster first joined GW in 1961 and worked as director of housing and residence life until 1991 before assuming her final job as assistant vice president of […]

Faculty try to balance busy schedules

GW students are not the only ones on campus who balance busy college schedules. Between public speaking, conducting research and teaching classes, professors also perform a balancing act with their time. Professor Steven Livingston, who serves as the director of the political communication program and teaches journalism and international affairs classes, also engages in public […]

Shapiro Fellow addresses public policy

Media expert Peter Hannaford, new Shapiro Fellow for the journalism program, revealed public relations secrets to an audience of 15 faculty and students Thursday over lunch. “Reporters want stories to be about what is out of the ordinary,” Hannaford said. “Dog bites man is not a story because it happens frequently – ask any mailman. […]

Women rehearse for Vagina Monologues

“It’s not.” “It is.” “No, it’s got to be some premature pink Easter Rabbit or something.” Honey, that ain’t no bunny. The pink monolith that could be seen in the Hippodrome and masquerading in Kogan Plaza Wednesday, generating sales of $2 a customer for those who wanted to bring a photo home to show mom […]

News Brief

Student elections go online Computers will replace most paper ballots during the Student Association, Program Board and Marvin Center Governing Board elections Feb. 27 and 28. The new online system will be cheaper and less time consuming, group officials said, but paper balloting will remain for students without Webmail accounts. In response to low voter […]

GW misses chance to get Afghan speaker

An Afghan embassy spokesman said a University spokesman’s “lukewarm” response caused new Afghanistan leader Hamid Karzai to switch a speaking engagement to Georgetown University last week. “GW was ideal in many cases; it just wasn’t very amenable,” Afghan embassy spokesman Tom Lauria said about GW’s response to hosting Karzai’s speech during his first official visit […]

University proposes 4.9% tuition increase

GW officials said in a meeting with student leaders Wednesday they will propose a 4.9 percent tuition increase to the Board of Trustees this week. If the proposal passes, it will end 13 years of consecutive declines in tuition jumps. Last year’s increase was 4.4 percent. Student Association President Roger Kapoor said the break in […]