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.

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 […]

Tensions Flaring on Campus

Sophomores Hala Rharrit and Zeinah Al-Hajji were standing in front of Gelman Library Saturday when they saw the Palestinian flag with “Free Palestine” chalked on the other side of the street. Getting a closer look, they saw that “Free” was crossed out and replaced with “Defeat.” A few minutes later, the women said they saw […]

Movie Buffs review Unbreakable

Long Story Short: Bruce Willis has a poncho, marital problems, invincibility, super strength, visions of other people’s sins and Samuel L. Jackson by his side to explain what it all means. Alan Says: Unbreakable is M. Night Shayamalan’s follow up to the hugely popular The Sixth Sense. Both movies have excellent story lines, supernatural elements […]