April 15, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 59

Stories from the April 15, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Anchor Bowl benefits charities for the blind

As Delta Tau Delta pledge Kenny Norden played a Tenacious D song on the guitar, fellow pledge Jake Bedor began to belt out the words. With microphone in hand and wearing only a strategically placed black sock, Bedor was accompanied by two Delta Tau Delta members in full Winnie-the-Pooh regalia Friday night in Funger Hall. […]

Protesters disrupt live CNN show

Protesters attempted to disrupt Thursday’s “Crossfire” broadcast in the Jack Morton Auditorium by clapping, blowing whistles and chanting “GWU exploits workers.” Almost 30 demonstrators, who did not appear to be students, were escorted from the audience as the show cut to a commercial for its national audience. “Crossfire” Executive Producer Sam Feist said the incident […]

Students dispute SMPA major fee

As student majors in the School of Media and Public Affairs grumble about a $1,000 fee that will become a permanent addition to their yearly GW tuition bills, GW Vice President and Treasurer Louis Katz says that students are misinterpreting the purpose of the added cost. Katz said the fee is needed in order for […]

“Crossfire” officials deny U.S. News rumor

Republican press offices and CNN producers denied a rumor reported in the “Washington Whispers” column of this week’s U.S. News and World Report that Republicans are refusing to be guests on “Crossfire.” A spokesman in House of Representatives Majority Whip Tom DeLay’s office said he thought CNN started the rumor to get more Republicans on […]

Faculty react to complaint line

GW professors at Friday’s Faculty Senate meeting called for the University to immediately disconnect a phone number anyone can call to file an anonymous complaint about a faculty member. Professors unanimously passed a resolution condemning the line, reiterating a previous demand that it disconnected because they said it infringes on academic freedom within the University. […]

SBPM loses professor to cancer

Geza Peter Lauter, a dedicated GW professor for 34 years and chairman of the department of international business, died March 29 of intestinal cancer after fighting for four days what was thought to be only a severe case of the flu. Lauter fell ill at the start of the week March 25. Although he canceled […]

GW claims Bhangra title

Radiant costumes and rhythmic music filled Constitution Hall Saturday night as students celebrated GW’s win at the South Asian Society’s 9th Annual Bhangra Blowout. GW won the 10-school competition for the third time since 1995, the most wins of any one team in the history of the competition. The University of Maryland won last year. […]

GW awards nine scholarships to local students

GW announced nine full-tuition Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarships to D.C. public school seniors, including three students from the School Without Walls. The awards will total more than $155,000 each over four years. The scholarships were given to Berhanu Feyssa of Bell Multicultural High School; Durriyyah Johnson and Green Miller III of Benjamin Banneker High School; […]

Beyond GW

Israeli and Palestinian supporters clash at Berkeley More than 1,000 students at the University of California-Berkeley clashed during a rally on campus last week, shouting racial slurs in a violent manner, leading to the arrest of 79 people and a building takeover. The rally was held on a day designated for remembrance of the Holocaust […]

Around Campus

Shapiro fellow discusses communication in age of terrorism Peter D. Hannaford, Shapiro Fellow in the School of Media and Public Affairs, will lecture and address questions about communication during the war on terrorism and violence in the Middle East Tuesday in the Marvin Center third floor amphitheater from 6-7 p.m. Hannaford will address how the […]