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.

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 […]

Inside our pages: There is some common ground

The protests in D.C. this weekend were peaceful, but we should not be happy with the state of affairs on our own campus. We are increasingly a divided community – Palestinian supporters vs. Jewish supporters. And if we can’t do anything to stop it, then there’s no hope for the rest of the world, either. […]

Staff editorial: Making the grade

The Registrar’s Office has done some impressive sleuth work to nab the student who changed as many as five students’ grades. While the motive of the student is unknown at this point, there is obviously never a reasonable excuse to change grades. Thankfully, the registrar knows that less than five students were affected by the […]

Letters: Anyone welcome

The students waiting outside of Hillel last Friday night made it clear to me that they were there to voice their opposition to the current situation in Israel – not to participate in observance of the Jewish sabbath. Students of all faiths are welcome at Hillel, including Friday nights. But their presence is predicated on […]

Letters: Missed opportunity

Being one of the five Arab students denied access to the lecture April 12 at Hillel, I wanted to clarify the following. Never before have I experienced such a thing on our campus. Hillel Executive Director Simon Amiel presented us with a weak argument saying that he doesn’t want any signs of the conflict during […]

Letters: Trampled values

Neither your article nor your staff editorial called the exclusion from a lecture of five Arab students by Hillel Executive Director Simon Amiel precisely what it was – racism. Thankfully, on this campus, blatant and overt racist acts like that one are rare. But I hope that our usual collective maturity does not blind us […]

Water polo places fourth at Southerns

The women’s water polo team finished fourth in the 12-team Southern Conference Championships at Villanova last weekend, losing the consolation game to Indiana 16-7. The fourth-place finish secured the Colonials an automatic berth to next weekend’s Eastern Championships. GW will join the other top five finishers in Princeton for Easterns next weekend; first-place finisher Michigan, […]