September 3, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 10

Stories from the September 3, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Housing oversees smooth move-in

Packing her car at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, freshman Meredith Blumoff prepared for her 12-hour drive from Atlanta to Washington on little sleep. Blumoff said she arrived in D.C. about 8 p.m. that night, exhausted but looking forward to move-in the next day. More than 1,500 freshmen moved into GW residence halls Thursday, filling the sidewalk […]

Around the Nation

Required UNC reading about the Koran inspires lawsuit A conservative Christian organization is suing the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for requiring incoming freshmen to read a book about the Koran. The group, along with a similar organization, Family Policy Network, charged the university with promoting state-sponsored religion and violating the First Amendment. Despite opposition […]

Mayer, Black pack GW venues

Thousands of students took time out of moving into their rooms and flocked to sold-out events this weekend as part of a revamped, larger Welcome Week, which included a carnival on the Quad and performances by comedian Lewis Black and singer John Mayer. Mayer attracted the largest audience of the Labor Day weekend, strumming his […]

Around Campus

Survey shows students are wired on campus According to the 2002 Best Buy College Technology survey, which questioned 1,000 randomly selected 18 to 24-year-old college students, students are both dependent on and stingy with technological possessions. Nearly three quarters of students surveyed said they consider their computers their most important study tools. About 63 percent […]

Party Animals let loose on the streets of D.C.

While it may not be raining cats and dog, the District forecast for September does include a 100 percent chance of donkeys and elephants. The politically-inspired statues have found their way all over the District, including GW’s campus. Outside Kogan Plaza on 21st Street live “Donkey of A Different Color” and “Capital Parade,” a donkey […]

UPD fights crime with cell phones

University Police plan to enlist the help of students to fight on-campus crime. Officials said beginning Tuesday, the University Police Department will partner with Sprint PCS, who is providing 40 free cell phones pre-programmed to call UPD for student volunteers to report suspicious activity. Officials said they hope students participating in the “Campus Watch” program […]

DC Diary: Mysteries of the immortal Ancient Egypt

Thebes, Ancient Egypt Thursday, 1300 BC 10:30 a.m. Dunes covered with golden sand extend to one side of me for miles and if I close my eyes, I can almost feel moisture in the air carried by the winds of the Nile. The sound of flapping wings echo from a falcon above in the sky. […]

Staff editorial: Students should not police other students

The University Police Department’s “Campus Watch” initiative, through which up to 40 student volunteers will get free Sprint cell phones that only call UPD, might sound like a great way to get students involved in security. But in practice, the program’s apparent lack of detailed guidelines and limitations leaves the system vulnerable to misuse and […]

Op-Ed: Three cheers for UNC – and intellectual inquiry

As a former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs in the Clinton Administration (1997-2001), and now a member of the Elliott School faculty, I believe the University of North Carolina should be congratulated for its decision to ask its incoming freshman to read Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations – and for standing […]

Men’s basketball loses players

The GW men’s basketball team will start the season with only four scholarship players with NCAA playing experience and may also be without one of its recruits, an unlucky turn of events for a program that drew one of the best recruiting classes in recent school history this year. Sophomore forward Tamal Forchion, an expected […]