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.

Op-Ed: Searching for youth in politics

Our Founding Fathers dreamed of a political system that assured every man a voice in his government. However, poor people, women, African-Americans and young adults were left out of that version of the “dream.” Two-hundred and twenty-six years later, after the ratification of the 14th, 15th, 19th, and 26th Amendments, every person male or female, […]

J Street to add more seating

A construction team is busily “putting finishing touches” on an enclosed J Street patio officials said should combat the problem of “overcrowding” during busy dining hours. The $1.2 million project is set for completion by mid-October, about a month after the opening was first anticipated. The 1,440 square foot patio, which previously included some outdoor […]

Column: Backward thinking for fire prevention

President Bush is trying to drum up support for his “innovative” forest management policy. The President argues that if we relax regulations on logging companies, there will be a significant drop in forest fires. The president’s proposal is similar to the one made by the fox to the farmer regarding his chicken coop. President Bush, […]

GW health plan to cover birth control

Students can now obtain birth control pills and other contraceptives under Student Health’s insurance plan, the Chickering Group, for the first time. GW Student Health Director Dr. Isabel Goldenberg said the change came after growing concern about sexual health coverage among students. The coverage change was implemented after a group of GW law students sent […]

Georgetown joins consortium

Georgetown University is now sharing its library resources with GW and other D.C. universities, adding 1.6 million volumes to the 4.5 million students can already borrow from the Washington Research Library Consortium. Georgetown re-joined last week after a twelve-year hiatus. GW University Librarian Jack Siggins said he is “very, very pleased” that Georgetown is entering […]

In the front seat with MPD

“Half the people that I’ll arrest tonight will wake up in the morning and not remember half of what happened. It’s like Jeykyll and Hyde,” says Officer George Rusnak, his eyes scanning the quiet Georgetown streets from his patrol car. “Most of them are really good people that just drink too much.” Rusnak has been […]

GW readies Freedom Quilt

by Mackenzie Jessen Hatchet Reporter After hours of work by hundreds of GW volunteers, the student-created Freedom Quilt will be displayed on the National Mall next week as part of National Civic Participation Week. The quilt will be unveiled 11 a.m. Sept. 12 at the base of the Washington Monument to kick off D.C.’s component […]

Authorities charge GW grad for murder

GW Alumnus Kirk R. Palmer was charged with first-degree murder by Boulder, Colo. Police Thursday in the death of an Angolian immigrant who once worked for him. Palmer, who graduated with a master’s degree in business administration from GW in May 2001, could face the death penalty if convicted. Palmer, 25, is suspected of shooting […]

GW ranks among hottest colleges

GW students live in some of the country’s most plush residence halls at one of the most popular colleges but are still some of the unhappiest coeds, according to rankings released last week by Kaplan/Newsweek and the Princeton Review. The University was listed in six categories in the annual Princeton Review rankings, which rated 345 […]

Police net local students

Metropolitan Police mounted a major crackdown on underage drinking this weekend, arresting almost 70 area students for alcohol-related crimes. At least 11 GW students were among those caught around the city Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Marshall’s Bar & Grille, at 2524 L St., was one of the first establishments raided by MPD. Just after midnight […]