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.

Inside our pages: Police arrests force newspaper decisions

I was going to write about all the changes readers will notice in The Hatchet this year. That was before I got a call at midnight Thursday night with the news that police were arresting students at local bar Marshall’s. This bust was only the beginning of a deluge of arrests over the weekend, as […]

Volleyball wins two in opener

The GW volleyball team won two out of its first three games, defeating University of Maryland Baltimore County and Binghamton University at the Maryland Invitational Volleyball Tournament this weekend. Despite a loss in their season-opener to host Maryland (3-0), the two wins gave the Colonials (2-1) a winning record for the first time since the […]

Column: Complaining from the lap of luxury

I read a story last week about the new residence hall in the Elliott School of International Affairs. The rooms are immaculate, they might be some of the best in the entire country and the views, which include sights of the memorials and the capitol, are most likely the best out of any dorm in […]

GW hosts mayoral debate

Mayor Anthony Williams will be on campus for a primary campaign debate Wednesday in the final days of one of the strangest campaigns the District has ever seen. The Student Association will host the debate and panel discussion with local journalists featuring the six Democratic mayoral candidates in the Marvin Center Betts Theatre at 7:30 […]

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 […]