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.

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 […]

News Brief: Marvin Center addition opens

Although University officials said the glass-enclosed Marvin Center addition was expected open Wednesday for University use, both entrances were still closed to students Wednesday night. Marvin Center employees said it would open Friday. The atrium leads to a new entrance to the building on 21st Street. Director of Media Relations Gretchen King said GW has […]

Crime Report

Weapons Violation 4/19 Marvin Center Referred to SJS. Indecent Exposure 4/15 2129 I St. At 10:25 a.m., an employee was coming out of an alleyway when she saw a man in her path pulling down his pants. She managed to get away from him. The male was white, between 35 and 40 years old, 5 […]

Protestors clash with police outside AIPAC

About 2,500 Palestinian demonstrators gathered on Connecticut Avenue Monday, once again donning homemade posters, over-sized Palestinian flags and empty water-bottle drums keeping the beat for chants. Activists assembled at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference at the Washington Hilton, where students and top politicians were meeting to discuss the Middle East conflict. “Although we […]

University stalls grad speaker announcement

GW officials said they have a speaker lined up for the Commencement ceremony on the Ellipse May 19 but will not reveal the person’s name in case the speaker cancels. Director of Media Relations Gretchen King said the University would like to announce the speaker this week or next week. “I don’t think we’re behind […]