February 14, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 45

Stories from the February 14, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff editorial: Sweat surrender

When the University announced that it was suspending its contract with manufacturer New Era Co. Monday, members of the Progressive Student Union hailed it has a victory for their cause – a cause that champions workers’ rights. Although it is commendable the University listened to students’ voices, the suspension appears to be premature and based […]

Staff editorial: Cultural divide

Black History Month has been celebrated in this country since 1926. Martin Luther King Jr.’s orated his legendary “I Have A Dream” speech almost 40 years ago just a few blocks away from campus. Nevertheless, it is unfortunate that, at a campus as diverse as GW, both historically black Greek-letter organizations and mostly white fraternities […]

Column: SJS serves students’ needs

I read with interest The Hatchet’s Feb. 11 (“Panel plans SJS review”) article covering Student Association Executive Vice President Josh Singer’s announcement that he was urging the Joint Committee of Faculty and Students to reform the Code of Student Conduct. While at GW, I gained unique insight into the judicial system serving as a presiding […]

Column: RHA: look for answers!

For the past year the Residence Hall Association’s leadership has forgotten what it is supposed to do for the students living on campus. First, RHA has become a political body, something it has never been in the past. Its leadership has made enemies and very few, if any, friends. And most importantly, it has been […]

Crime Log

Breaking and Entering – Vending 2/12 – 2028 G St. NW Open Destruction of Property 2/11 – Thurston Hall No suspects or witnesses Closed Disorderly Conduct 2/06 – Health and Wellness Center At 7:30 p.m., a Wellness Center employee asked two students to leave the basketball court because their tennis shoes were scuffing the floor. […]

Political journalist speaks at U-Club

About 25 faculty, alumni and community members reviewed the political year at an intimate luncheon with Washington journalist Gloria Borger Monday. The group discussed topics ranging from the 2000 presidential elections in Florida to the Winter Olympics. “We can talk about the war to the recession to Enron but please do not talk about the […]

Around Campus: Briefs

RHA prepares to auction lottery numbers The Residence Hall Association will host the annual “Martha’s Marathon” auction and fundraiser Feb. 22. The event, which starts at 7 p.m., will take place in the Hippodrome and offer students a chance to bid on housing selection numbers two through 10. The purpose of the auction, which began […]

GW popularity influenced tuition hike

GW’s growing popularity is one reason for the unusually large tuition increase, budget officials said. Assistant Vice President for Finance Don Boselovic said three factors drive tuition up each year: application trends, prices of competing schools and new programs. GW received 16,000 applications this year as of last month, 15 percent more than last year. […]

INS detains possible GW student

A man identified as a possible GW student was arrested Monday night at the Pentagon for falsely identifying himself and is being held for immigration violations, according to court records. The man, whose United Arab Emirates passport identifies him as 23-year-old Sultan Rashed Sultan Jasmon Alzaabi, was riding in a tow truck on an off-limits […]

GW housing selection to remain online

GW’s housing lottery will remain online, and students will not be able to pick specific rooms, Housing Services announced this week. Unlike previous years when students were able to choose their exact rooms, Housing Services Director Andrew Sonn said students this year will select buildings and room sizes into the Banner Web system and receive […]