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: Tracking students

Because of the nation’s heightened sense of vigilance, the Department of Immigration and Naturalization Service has moved to increase monitoring of foreign citizens with visas. The incident involving former GW student Sultan R. Al-Zaabi highlights flaws in the tracking system that leave the government officials unsure where visiting students are. Having the ability to track […]

GW student arrested in pro-tibet rally

About 15 GW students marched with an estimated 400 demonstrators outside the Chinese Embassy Friday afternoon, following a week of protests for Tibetan human rights which saw at least one GW student arrested. Freshman Julie Stewart was arrested for disorderly conduct Wednesday after crossing a police line to deliver a letter to the door of […]

Letter: Split is absurd

To imply that traditionally white fraternities and sororities are not community service based, lifetime commitments or diverse in The Hatchet’s Feb. 14 (“Greek policies split groups”) article is not simply an attack on the groups themselves, but on the entire Greek system. People who join Greek-letter organizations choose to live by similar ideals and values. […]

Around Campus

PB books No Doubt for spring concert Tickets are still available for music group No Doubt’s performance at GW’s Smith Center on April 26 at 7 p.m. The Program Board, which is sponsoring the concert, officially announced the sale of tickets on Saturday. GW students can buy up to two tickets each for $30 with […]

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 […]