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.

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 […]

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 […]