April 25, 2002

Volume 98, Issue 63

Stories from the April 25, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff editorial: Freeze the hotline

The hotline that enables GW faculty, students and employees to file anonymous complaints against any University employee is too vulnerable for abuse and an illegitimate solution to the problem that spurred its creation – protecting the University from potential lawsuits stemming from a staff member’s conduct. The new complaint line, dubbed the compliance line by […]

Women’s rugby takes two of three in Ruggerfest

The GW women’s rugby club won two matches as the youngest entry and the only collegiate team in last weekend’s Ruggerfest. The tournament at Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland included 13 teams. This is GW’s best finish so far in its third year in the tournament. The women capped off the Ruggerfest by pulling off a […]

Staff editorial: Pay scale

Although salaries are only a part of what attracts professors to GW, administrators should pay more attention to what other schools are paying professors. Ranked 10th out of 14 market basket schools, GW is far from being where it could be. With GW in the middle of a massive expansion of its facilities, resources are […]

Letters: No Hitler comparison

While I never agree with everybody’s opinions, I like to think I always agree with a person’s right to express them. That is unless those opinions are wrong, as I believe has been the case this past week in the numerous demonstration posters I have seen comparing either Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon or Palestinian […]

Letters: Israel must exist

On April 15, thousands of Jews from around the country saw the importance of supporting Israel, the Jewish homeland, at a D.C. rally. As synagogues burn in France and political cartoons portray Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon eating limbs of Palestinian babies, the echoes of anti-Semitism are heard again, and Jewish-Americans will not turn the […]

Letters: American media bias

The American media is quick to talk about suicide bombings in Israel but fails to mention the dire conditions of the suicide bombers. I am in no way condoning suicide bombings. But I am pointing out that these people do not enjoy killing themselves, they do it because they feel it is one of their […]

Letters: Justified rejection

To the students denied access to protest the celebration of a Jewish holiday, I have extra meal points saved to buy each of you a box of Kleenex. To assert that the executive director of Hillel’s responsibility to preserve the sacredness of a religious experience is wrong or even racist relegates your “movement” even further […]

Column: Earth Day is largely ignored by Bush domestic policies

(U-WIRE) ITHACA, N.Y. – “On April 22 each year for more than three decades, Americans have paused on Earth Day to celebrate the rich blessings of our Nation’s natural resources and to take stock of our stewardship of nature’s gifts. Each of us understands that our prosperity as a nation will mean little if our […]

GW to start advisory panel

University officials said top business, political and academic leaders will try to focus GW’s global efforts with a new advisory board, which met for the first time April 11. Members of the board said the University is “over-enthusiastic and scattering our resources too broadly.” It suggested the University do more in certain parts of the […]

Around Campus

Busta Rhymes headlines Spring Fling The Program Board will host the annual Spring Fling Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. with headliner Busta Rhymes performing in late afternoon in front of Gelman Library. The event will include other musical acts on H Street and food and amusements spread throughout Kogan Plaza and the Quad. Companies […]