February 19, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 46

Stories from the February 19, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff editorial: Closing the gap

Minorities comprise 16 percent of GW’s faculty, while 23 percent of its undergraduates are Asian, Latino or black. While this gap remains high because of many variables, GW officials say they are working hard to bridge it. We encourage GW in that mission and suggest departments work to rigorously pursue top minority candidates while maintaining […]

Letter: Miserly printing

Where is our tuition going? This is probably the most common question on campus, and once again I have to propose it to University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg. Specifically, I want to know about the computer labs throughout campus. Our wonderful campus administrators have placed restrictions on us concerning our paper usage. They seek to […]

Brief: Dining Services to expand options

Dining officials said student suggestions spurred recent changes in campus food venues. J Street has added new food options, hours and service as a result of recommendations made by the Student Association’s Dining Services Commission. Starbucks has extended hours from 11 p.m. to midnight, and new kosher, vegan and vegetarian products are now available in […]

Letter: Dating the dead?

Consider for a moment that the cadavers about whom Sarah Nir’s Feb. 14 (“Dead dates make good companions”) column jokes chose to donate their bodies for medical research. Consider for a moment that there are surviving family members who might take comfort from the prospect that their loved ones will be treated with some level […]

Musing in museums at the Mall

With unseasonably warm weather expected to continue this week, students may decide to get out and see the District. Here are a selection exhibits and IMAX shows currently offered at museums along the National Mall: The National Air and Space Museum Exhibits: Voyage – A Journey Through Our Solar System (outdoors) In this outdoor exhibition […]

Art students look for permanent gallery

Art students submitted a petition this month and are negotiating for permanent space in the Lisner Auditorium’s Dimock Gallery. They complain there is not enough space to hang student art, and have even used walls in the Gelman Library for displays recently. The Dimock Gallery formerly held the University Art Gallery, which moved last spring […]

Suffering continues as Colonials drop ninth straight

After a 14-point loss at Xavier Thursday, the GW men’s basketball team traveled to Duquesne with hopes of winning its first season series and ending the team’s longest losing streak since losing 13 straight in 1988-89. But a 79-69 loss Saturday now crystallizes the notion that GW may not win again this season, and reminds […]

Inside Our Pages: SA must spare students from soap opera

If a tree falls in the woods and nobody hears it, does it make a sound? If a Student Association election happens and nobody notices, did it really happen? Yes, and that’s just what most of us on campus are hoping for this year. It is nothing new for students to go about their daily […]

GW ties to Al-Zaabi grow; Hamed released

GW officials said the man arrested outside the Pentagon last week and currently being held by the Immigration and Naturalization Service could be the same individual who attended GW for three semesters in 1998. The man, listed as Sultan Rasheed Al-Zaabi, 23, on a Virginia driver’s license police obtained and his passport, also carried identification […]

Baseball salvages a road win

The GW men’s baseball team salvaged a win against host UNC-Greensboro Sunday after losing the previous day’s doubleheader in the team’s first extended series. The Colonials opened the season last week with a solid win against Norfolk State, scoring seven runs in the seventh to solidify a 12-2 win. Pitcher Greg Conden earned his first […]