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.

Man alleges student sent internet threats

A 39-year-old substitute teacher from Brooklyn, N.Y., claims a GW student has been threatening him through postings to an internet newsgroup and violating University internet usage policy. The man, who requested to remain anonymous because of ongoing legal proceedings, said he sent a complaint to Information Systems and Services last month but GW officials failed […]

Between The Lines: Bite your tongue, not your fist

If one defines a team’s success by how many games it wins or loses, by where it finishes in the standings or by how well it competes with teams like Temple and Xavier, then it is more than fair to say GW has had a pretty bad year. The Colonials (10-14, 3-10 A-10) dropped into […]

Brief: RHA wins “School of the year”

The GW Residence Hall Association won “School of the Year” at the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls conference in Cleveland Saturday. Emily Naden, national communication coordinator for the RHA, Blythe Purdin, chair of the national residence hall honorary, and Tara Wolfson, Community Director for Thurston Hall, attended the conference. GW has […]

Nation In Brief

Campaign finance bill muscles through house Lawmakers in the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill last Thursday that bans “soft money” political contributions 240-189. The bill, sponsored by Reps. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) and Marty Meehan (D-Mass.), intends to prevent corporations like energy-giant Enron, which donated $3.5 million to politicians since 1990, from buying political […]

Forum: Environmentalists confused

Some would have us believe the emission of greenhouse gasses is directly linked to global warming, that global warming is currently a significant problem and that raising taxes and creating new government programs is the only way to curtail global warming. Those same people have recently tried to use H.R. 1646, the Foreign Relations Authorization […]

Housing Selection 2002: Students preview ESIA hall

The new Elliott School residence hall at 1957 E St. will be ready for September move-in and will be a part of the housing lottery next week, Associate Director of Housing Services Andrew Sonn said. He compared the rooms in the junior and senior hall to those in New Hall after viewing them on a […]

GW seeks a more diverse faculty

Vice President for Academic Affairs Don Lehman said he is “not satisfied” with the faculty minority representation and wants professor diversity to more closely resemble the student population. Minorities only make up 16 percent of GW full-time professors, while they comprise about 23 percent of the undergraduate population, according to the GW Fact Book. Nationally, […]

Colonials win Towson invite

The GW gymnastics team won its third-straight Towson Invitational with a season-high 195.025, as the Colonials recovered after the season’s shaky start. Senior Jessica Mantak placed second behind Towson’s Kristen Presutti in the all-around competition with a 39.340 at the Towson Center Sunday. Towson placed second behind GW with a 193.875 followed by Yale (190.000), […]

Housing Selection 2002: Columbia Plaza to house grad students

GW-owned rooms in the Columbia Plaza apartment complex will only be available to graduate students next year to satisfy an increasing demand for single occupancy rooms among graduate students, GW officials said. Undergraduates who got their leases through GW will be able to renew their yearly contracts, but all rooms that open up will go […]

Foreign students evade INS

GW International Services officials said there are very lax requirements for tracking international students once they enroll in the University and have a student visa. Last week’s arrest of man believed to be a former GW student, Sultan R. Al-Zaabi, is prompting questions about tracking procedures at Immigration and Naturalization Services. With a new system […]