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.

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 […]

Staff editorial: A call to UPD

There have been two armed robberies on or near campus in the past two weeks – an alarming fact, but one that is not totally shocking on such an urban campus. But what is alarming is the lack of information the University Police Department is willing to provide students when these and other serious crimes […]

Gonzaga U. lawyers defend school from FERPA violation allegations

Posted 2:35 p.m. April 29 by Robbie Friedman U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The boundaries of the Family Educational Privacy and Rights Act came under scrutiny during a Supreme Court hearing last week as lawyers for Gonzaga University defended school officials against allegations from a former student who wants the right to sue the […]

U-WIRE: Experts explore hangover cure

(U-WIRE) DURHAM, N.C. – They are one of the great mysteries of college life, the seemingly unavoidable result of a night of drinking: hangovers. Everyone offers a remedy – from coffee to multivitamins – but no one has found a cure. Although there is no proven antidote, there are steps people can take before, during […]

Report warns U.S. prisons overcrowded

Posted 9:21 p.m. April 15 by Shaphan Marwah U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Prisons nationwide are overcrowded, and it is getting worse, according to a prison report released last week that shows a record increase of federal inmates last year. The Bureau of Justice Statistics, which releases findings about prison populations twice a year, […]

Hart murmurs: Making something happen here

It all started on a warm April day in those innocent days of 2000, when movie tickets cost $9.00 and Marc Rich was just a twinkle in Bill Clinton’s eye. I was frolicking in my backyard Jacuzzi in Lexington, Mass., with Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman. As I politely asked Ashley to pass the Courvosier […]

Women’s collage travels to D.C.

Posted 9:28 p.m. April 15 by Rati Bishnoi U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON- Kickboxing, inspirational messages and oh yeah, don’t forget the mango mania smoothie. Stress relief was the call of the day as the first ever National Confidence Collage for College Women visited George Washington University this week. Undergraduate men and women entered the […]