March 7, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 51

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

Judges discuss racial, religious hate crimes

Three judges discussed intolerance of blacks and Jews among Americans with students Monday night as part of a panel about hate crimes. “The stature of African Americans in this country is an issue that has caused more oppression than any other situation with the possible exception of the saga of the Jewish people,” New York […]

New Hall ready for power outs

GW building officials said failures in New Hall’s emergency light system last week were caused by an elevator that malfunctioned before power in the building went out. When power cut off last Wednesday night, exits signs and an elevator emergency call box failed, leaving one student trapped in an elevator and rooms dark for about […]

Gymnasts sweep JMU

The GW gymnastics team swept first, second and third places in all four individual events and took first and second places in the all-around in their 194.3-184.3 victory over James Madison University Wednesday night at the Smith Center. Devin McCalla, who was recently named A-10 Performer of the Week, took first in the all-around (39.325), […]

Confidential records disposed of incorrectly

More than 250 Elliott School student folders containing sensitive information and marked “confidential trash” turned up in a newspaper recycling bin outside FSK Hall last weekend. But University officials said they are unsure how the records got there. “I haven’t a clue,” said Tony Dillard, coordinating manager for General Services. Dillard, who oversees Housekeeping Services, […]

Panel addresses Pearl death, reporting dangers

Cokie and Steve Roberts joined panelists at Monday night’s Kalb Report to discuss how foreign news coverage has changed following the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl last month. Cokie Roberts, host of ABC’s “This Week,” and Steve Roberts, a GW Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs, addressed about 300 […]

Staff editorial: Shred the files

Privacy protection is on the minds of everyone today, when growing reports of credit card fraud and identity theft are becoming a common occurrence. These 21st century thieves are stealing something more valuable than any material possessions – personal information. On March 3, The Hatchet retrieved confidential student files carelessly tossed into unsecured dumpsters behind […]

CLLC says all sophomores will be housed

Housing Services will make two changes to Sunday’s online housing lottery for freshmen based on student feedback. GW will have a back-up plan for the availability screen that went down on the first round, and students will be assigned rooms from the top floor down. Residence Hall Association President Noel Frame said GW switched from […]

Staff editorial: No exceptions

Josh Singer and company were not satisfied when the Joint Elections Committee rightly threw out an invalid and late proxy vote for Singer. So they did what candidates often do when they know they are wrong but refuse to accept it: they went to Student Court to attack the JEC charter. Thankfully, the Student Court […]

Singer loses vote and election win

About 1,500 students came out Wednesday to vote in the hotly contested run-off Student Association presidential election between Josh Singer and Phillip Robinson, Joint Election Committee officials said. That is a jump of 25 percent from the first day of last week’s regular election. On Monday, the JEC declared a run-off election three days after […]

Letter: Mideast diplomacy

In the Feb. 28 Hatchet letter (“Unilateral diplomacy”), Jon Williams wrote the United States sends roughly $6 billion in foreign aid each year to Israel. This number is less than $3 billion, and that number is decreasing. Also, more than 80 percent of the money Israel receives is sent right back into the American economy, […]