April 8, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 57

Stories from the April 8, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Beyond GW

University of California recalls students from Israel In the wake of the State Department’s warning released last week against travel to Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, the University of California has postponed its Israeli study abroad program and asked the 27 students currently studying there to return home. Twenty-eight of the 55 students who […]

Freshmen Block Party makes chilly return

Despite cross-campus advertising and a popular band, Saturday’s Freshman Block Party on the Quad drew a smaller turnout than organizers had hoped for. “We had a smaller turnout than we would have liked,” said Mitchell Hall President Kelley Rowe said “But considering the weather, I think it was respectable.” Organizers and students said cold weather […]

Student leaders sold for charity

GW’s student leaders strutted their stuff on a catwalk at the first-ever Food and Friends Date Auction Thursday night in the Hippodrome. Hundreds of enthusiastic students cheered on participants as fierce competition broke out over who could attract the highest bid. The highest bidder received an all-expenses-paid date. GW graduate student Jeff Marootian purchased College […]

Staff editorial: Growing Virginia campus

GW’s Virginia campus, located in Loudon County, is growing. The acquisition of the PSINet building and its surrounding land for $27 million gave the Loudon campus an additional 40 acres of space, nearly doubling the size. And GW reports that tuition dollars from students on the main campus have not gone toward campus improvements, no […]

Sorority olympics help collect food

The Alpha Phi sorority claimed victory Sunday at the Watermelon Fest Olympics, an annual two-day competition that collects non-perishable food and money for charity. Eight sororities participated this year. The Olympics, held on the Quad at noon, consisted of eight events including a melon toss, honeydew bowling and a watermelon seed-spitting contest. Each team earned […]

Letters: PB rocks out

The Freshman Block Party is just that, a freshman party. It was planned by freshmen for freshmen (“We Wanna Ride, April 4). Upperclassmen were invited to come by and enjoy the concert, but they were not the target audience. It’s not as if upperclassmen have been attending every year and suddenly this right was taken […]

Virginia campus expands

As GW develops its 43 acres in Foggy Bottom to full capacity, the Virginia Campus in Loudoun County is busy expanding from 50 to 90 acres in a long-term plan to innovate its current graduate and research programs and introduce new opportunities. “We are bulging at the seams in our current buildings,” Executive Dean of […]

Letter: Funny, not crude

Can the GW community lighten up just a little? It seems as though every week a GW student is complaining about how an article offended them in some ridiculous way. To say that The Hatchet loses credibility because it has a little fun on April Fool’s day is just absurd. In fact, many publications, as […]

Letter: Get over it!

In reference to the (“Snatchet distasteful”) letter in the April 4 Hatchet, I ask Aaron J. Aisen to quit whining. First, I would like to say, “welcome to GW.” Being that this is Aisen’s first year encountering The Snatchet, he is entitled to his initial shock. But why not take it for what it is […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Gelman libraries receive virus

The server that controls 21 machines on the first, third and sixth floors in the Gelman library received a major virus last Friday. The backup server was unable to be brought online, and information technology specialists had to reconstruct the old server from scratch. “I am confident we will have them back and running before […]