March 14, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 53

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

Letter: Let us know

In the past few weeks, there have been some pretty startling stories from GW – most of them were unsurprising to the student body that is now inundated by administrative screw-ups and cover-ups. First we learned that some rooms in New Hall, a supposedly strictly sophomore-free hall, had double-assigned rooms. Why is this? Because GW, […]

U-Wire: UPenn teaches ASL class

(U-WIRE) PHILADELPHIA – The students watch attentively as their professor teaches them a foreign language. New words are learned and questions are asked. But not a word is spoken. This is no ordinary class. This is the American Sign Language class, where speaking is strictly prohibited. From the first day of class, students are instructed […]

Column: A historic moment for the SA

There is something to say about being a part of history. No one can deny that the past two weeks have been nothing short of amazing. For the first time while I have been at GW, students finally seemed to care about their student government. This is evident by the sheer number of people who […]

CCAS expresses interest in ASL classes

University officials disagree whether the Graduate School of Education and Human Development canceled next year’s American sign language classes because of a budget change. But no matter the explanation, GSEHD Dean Mary Futrell said the school can no longer afford to offer the courses. The Columbian College Speech and Hearing Science department has expressed interest […]

Crime Report

Auto Theft 3/8 A newspaper vendor delivering on campus left his vehicle at a 20th street curb, where three white males jumped into the vehicle. When the vendor approached the vehicle, one of the suspects ran out while the other two took off towards I Street in the car. At I Street, the suspects abandoned […]

Activists plan April protests

Anti-war demonstrators will join World Bank and International Monetary Fund protesters in D.C. next month for demonstrations across the city. An association of more than 200 organizations led by the National Youth and Student Peace announced plans last week to demonstrate against the Unites States’ war on terrorism April 20 and 21. Organizers predict hundreds […]

Students seek GW accountablility

About 50 students gathered in the Hippodrome Tuesday night to express grievances and suggest changes to University policies. Students for Accountability, a new student organization that seeks to empower students and work with the administration to address common student complaints, sponsored the forum. “We are the bosses of this University, and we could and we […]

Zoning Board delays ruling on ESIA

GW is “brainstorming” changes to its Elliott School plans after the D.C. Zoning Commission decided Monday that the University has not offered enough amenities to the surrounding neighborhood. Foggy Bottom residents also argued at the Zoning Commission meeting Monday that students should not be permitted to live in the residential portion of the 1957 E […]

Spring Break: To party or not to party?

No one ever said spending a week on the beach was cheap. As Spring Break approaches, students find themselves scrambling for money to pay for their expensive vacations. Students said that although travel agencies publicize cheap, all-inclusive Spring Break packages as early as November every year, there is often a catch. The packages that offer […]

Theft victims to receive money

At least two more instruments were reported stolen last week from the music department despite repeated theft reports since Winter Break and requests from the department chair for tighter security. GW may start reimbursing theft victims for costs of stolen instruments students’ insurance will not cover, Risk Management Director Barry Dempsey said. Freshman Adam Silverman […]