April 22, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 62

Stories from the April 22, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Protesters swamp Ellipse

Palestinian supporters dominated demonstrations Saturday as an estimated 75,000 protesters crowded the National Mall and Ellipse for a weekend of protests during the biennial International Monetary Fund and World Bank conference. At least three GW students were arrested in connection to the weekend’s events. Demonstrators gathered to protest the war in Afghanistan, U.S. aid to […]

GW faculty salary lags behind average

GW’s full-time faculty members earn less on average than most of its market basket schools, including New York and Boston universities, according to a report released Friday by the American Association of University Professors. The report, published in the Friday edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, lists GW’s average salary for a full professor […]

AFI Classic Amadeus stages return to big screen

Amadeus, Milos Forman’s 1985 film that won eight Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, is back in theaters with an added bonus. After the film’s original 1984 release, producer Saul Zaentz and Academy Award-winning director Milos Forman discussed several scenes they had reluctantly left out. They worked with film editor Tom Christopher and original […]

GW pianist debuts hot new record

Everyone takes piano lessons growing up, but most people quit because they don’t want to practice. At times, senior Melissa Giges has thought of quitting, too, but her dreams are beginning to come true because she stuck with it. The New York native releases her debut CD, No Perfect Time, this week. Giges started playing […]

Column: Administrators tip line is bad policy for GW

The Trachtenberg administration has quietly mailed to many faculty members a telephone number they can use to lodge anonymous complaints against any student or fellow faculty member. The complaints can be based upon alleged violations of any University rule or policy, or anything the caller thinks might be unethical. The administration has promised to thoroughly […]

Serving it on the rocks

Moe Harris begins his class by pouring a whiskey sour, then a daiquiri and a margarita. His students watch and listen carefully as he continues making drink after drink. Harris is an instructor at the Professional Bartending School in Arlington, Va. He will not only teach you how to be a bartender but will help […]

DC Diary: Prowling with Protesters

The National Mall Saturday, April 20 11:30 a.m. I decided I would check out the protests, after returning from a concert the night before. At the World Bank, I saw a quixotic crowd. While the majority of protestors aimed their angst at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, some folks shouted anti-war slogans. […]

Staff editorial: Case closed

GW’s long and storied zoning laws history took another turn Friday, when Judge Louis Oberdorfer eased the Board of Zoning Adjustment requirement that GW house 70 percent of its undergraduates by August. Oberdorfer’s ruling is a victory for common sense, giving the University the flexibility it needs to eventually meet the requirement. The University has […]

Interview: War, peace and optimism for an embattled region of sorrow

Bernard Reich, professor of political science and international affairs, has devoted much of his life to studying the Middle East. He sat down with The Hatchet on April 18 to explain the war between the Israelis and Palestinians. The material for the Arab-Israeli Conflict class he teaches finds itself on the front pages of major […]