April 11, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 58

Stories from the April 11, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Admissions rate drops

Preliminary admissions numbers indicate the University accepted about 1,000 fewer students this year than last year and could end up with an acceptance rate of about 40 percent – a 10 percent drop from last year. With a housing crunch fresh on his mind from an unexpectedly large freshman class this year, Robert Chernak, vice […]

Israeli transportation minister visits GW

Israeli Transportation Minister Ephraim Sneh addressed Israel’s agenda of eliminating terrorism and reaching peace at the GW Hillel Tuesday night in front of 200 students. Sneh, a member of the Labor Party, said he hopes Secretary of State Colin Powell can convince Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to accept American proposals of a cease-fire and help […]

Staff editorial: Getting there

The latest admissions figures for next year are a cause for mixed reviews. On one hand, University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg and admissions officials are to be commended for yet another step toward making GW the elite institution it should be by lowering the acceptance rate roughly 10 percent to 39 percent. It is a […]

Staff editorial: Easy access

No one can dispute the challenges faced by disabled GW faculty members, students and staff every day. Although many of the University’s buildings and facilities are wheelchair-accessible, there is much more that needs to be done to make life better for the disabled. Reports from disabled students paint a picture of a University that is […]

NEWS BRIEF:FTP rallies for Alaskan wildlife

More than a dozen students from GW’s Free the Planet demonstrated at Upper Senate Park Wednesday to urge senators to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling. A bill that would authorize oil drilling in a section of ANWR passed the House in August and is up for Senate vote this week. Four senators […]

GW disabled denied access

Junior Faith Jensen presses the button for the elevator outside the ground level of the Marvin Center. Unable to open the door, she turns in her wheelchair and leaves. Jensen says her next move is usually a phone call to Marvin Center operations. She talks to Mike Brown, the building’s maintenance director, or another employee […]

NEWS BRIEF: B.E.T. announces GW Busta Rhymes concert

Although the Program Board has remained tight-lipped about this year’s Spring Fling concert, a Black Entertainment Television broadcast Wednesday announced a Busta Rhymes show at GW that day, April 27. Program Board organizers said they are securing street permits for H Street because the event falls during the law school’s reading week, bumping it from […]

SA disputes drug question

GW students are joining others around the nation in fighting a law that strips them of financial aid for past or current drug offenses. Question 35 on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form asks students if they have been convicted of possessing or selling illegal drugs while over the age of 18 (tobacco […]

The Film Buffs: Seven

Long Story Short: A psychotic serial killer murders his victims according to the Seven Deadly Sins, apparently misinterpreting the Sixth Commandment. Alan Says: Seven (New Line Cinema) is one of the most gruesome and depressing movies I have ever seen. The story moves slowly, it’s always raining in the background and there is very little […]

Post, residents miss GW story

In a new spin to an old dispute, Chris Shea’s April 7 article “Building the Imperial University” appeared in The Washington Post Magazine Sunday discussing resident’s quips in the dispute between GW and Foggy Bottom over GW’s expansion. In an ongoing dispute, residents in the article contend that the University has become an “objectionable” presence […]