April 18, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 60

Stories from the April 18, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters: Dig deeper

I’m glad that The Hatchet has brought to light the problem of the School of Media and Public Affairs fee. As an electronic media major, I’d like to say this $1,000 fee should be removed. In your April 15 article (“Students dispute SMPA major fee”), you state that the equipment in the building includes: a […]

Column: War is not the answer

As the last of us finish licking and stamping envelopes to send to the IRS, mailing away our annual chunk of change to the U.S. government, it is crucial to consider the connections between our personal finances and the recently declared war on terrorism. This weekend will be alive with demonstrations against U.S. militarism abroad, […]

AIPAC conference draws protestors

Posted 4:23 p.m. April 24 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON- The debate over Israeli action in the West Bank intensified Monday afternoon into the evening as leading Palestinian and human rights organizations held a press conference before former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the 4th annual American Israel Public Affairs […]

Letters: Satisfied reader

Without delving into hyperbole, it must be said that Russ Rizzo’s April 15 interview (“Trachtenberg speaks of past, present and future”) with University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was superbly written. Not only did he furnish Trachtenberg with a forum to give further explication to issues that I’ve long wondered about, but he also attacked the […]

Around Campus: Briefs

Labor Secretary, Lieberman to speak at SMPA U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) and others will address GW students, faculty and staff members April 22 to educate the University community on jobs available in the federal government. GW is collaborating with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and Partnership for Public Service […]

Style: Just A Trend

Posted 7:33 p.m. April 28 by Luke Willoughby U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) Editors Note: The author is a writer and university student in Manchester, England. The following is a special European style feature written for the Washington, D.C. Bureau of the University Wire. Image is, most certainly, everything. An irreverent expose by Richard Morrison in The […]

Police investigate armed robberies

Five students were robbed at gunpoint by two different assailants near campus in the last two weeks and police have made no arrests, University Police and Metropolitan Police officials said. The two victims of an early Sunday robbery said responding UPD officers were unhelpful and disorganized. Both incidents are under investigation by Metropolitan and University […]

MPD readies for visitors

The Metropolitan Police Department expects a crowd of 10,000 to 25,000 demonstrators Saturday and Sunday, but “we never know until they come,” said MPD Head Public Information Officer Joe Gentile. Protesters are expected for a smattering of causes, ranging from shutting down the scheduled World Bank/International Monetary Fund meetings to ending the war on terrorism. […]

Student visa restrictions tightening

Posted 2:39 p.m. April 29 by Niki Dasarathy U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush is set to sign a bill into law that mandates intense background checks on all student-visa applicants from countries listed by the State Department as potentially harboring terrorists, in response to the Sept. 11th terrorists’ attacks. The […]

D.C. protest organizers hold training sessions

Posted 4:03 p.m. April 22 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Before the anti-war and pro-Palestinian protestors hit the streets of Washington, D.C., on April 20, event organizers and experts held a number of training workshops on nonviolence protest, legal training and media training. The workshops were held in local churches and […]