April 4, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 56

Stories from the April 4, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

War abroad hits home

As violence in the Middle East continues to escalate, GW students are expressing their solidarity with the Palestinians or Israelis by rallying at demonstrations around D.C. “Now is the time when all of us, including my fellow students across the country, must stand up . with Israel,” said sophomore Gabi Gershowitz in a speech Monday […]

University faculty diversity increases steadily

GW’s faculty is becoming more diverse, according to a report released by the Faculty Senate last month. The Senate reported hiring 60 women and 32 minority professors this school year. The Senate released the Retention and Recruitment of Women Faculty and Faculty of Color report, an outline of trends in recruitment of minority faculty over […]

Crime Report

Theft 3/25 City Hall A student reported that her high school class ring was stolen from her room between March 16 and March 24. The ring was valued at $300. No suspects or witnesses Closed 3/29 Pennsylvania House A student reported that his and his roommates’ laptop computers were stolen sometime between the 27th and […]

Freshman block party returns to campus

Freshman residence hall presidents plan to resurrect the Freshman Block Party Saturday on the Quad that will exclude upperclassmen from free food and games. New Hampshire jam band Strangefolk will play at the first Freshman Block Party in three years. All GW students are invited to the Quad for free music, but organizers said only […]

CNN’s Crossfire debuts at GW

A floor-to-ceiling “Crossfire” banner adorns the front of the Media and Public Affairs building. A security metal detector sits in the lobby. The six televisions that greet students entering from the H Street side all tuned in to CNN Tuesday. The nation’s longest-running political debate show has arrived. In its 20th year, “Crossfire” literally entered […]

Fleischer visits campus, talks to students

White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer emphasized the importance of loyalty and objectivity since Sept. 11 in front of 130 students, faculty and staff in the Marvin Center Wednesday night. After a year and a half of working in the White House, Fleischer stressed the important role that objectivity plays in his job and refrained […]

Ecstasy seizure nets no other arrest

City drug investigators say no other arrests have been made or are planned in connection with a large amount of ecstasy found in a second-floor Fulbright Hall room search last week. Dolores Stafford, director of the University Police Department, declined to comment last week on an administrative search that uncovered 500 ecstasy pills, a half-pound […]

Staff Editorial: We wanna ride

After a two-year hiatus, the Freshman Block Party returns to the Quad Saturday, but with a change – upperclassmen will not be allowed to eat the free food or enjoy the carnival rides. While we applaud the freshmen for putting together a great event with a better band than even the Program Board has managed […]

INTERVIEW: Robin Williams goes over to the dark side

He’s worn a red nose in the cancer ward, played mentor to a tortured genius and made his way through hell to rescue lost love. So what’s next for legendary comedian Robin Williams after a slew of heart-wrenching dramas? The logical step, of course: He’s playing a menaical children’s TV show host bent on destroying […]

Column: Following the leader turns ugly at Md.

Crowd mentality reared its ugly and funny-looking head at the University of Maryland Monday night after the Terrapins won their first-ever NCAA National Championship. The scene sounded like the plot of MTV’s show “Asshole.” Men yelled “show your tits” whenever a woman rose on a pair of shoulders and the women coyly obliged, often in […]