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.

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 […]