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.

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 […]

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 […]