September 5, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 11

Stories from the September 5, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff Editorial: Losing $50K is hard to do

Students are hard-pressed to describe how the Student Association affects their lives. They rarely realize that every year the SA has roughly $400,000 to manage and allocate to student groups. Nearly a quarter of this money comes from the $1-per-credit SA charge instituted last year. But students should pay attention when the SA reports that […]

Column: Modern practices needed for Homeland Security

Homeland Security consolidates 22 federal agencies into the third-largest cabinet agency. It would have a staff of 169,000 and a budget of $38 billion. This effort should be viewed in the context of seven federal reorganizations in the past six decades. Our current problems are our past solutions. Over time we created the poor connectivity […]

Students say online classes have flaws

A record number of GW students took online courses this summer, but some of those enrolled in the classes said there were some drawbacks to learning with distractions like checking their Instant Messenger buddy lists. The program enrolled 350 students in 25 courses during the summer in its third year at GW, officials said. Most […]

New Teen hottie? We’ll see.

While City By the Sea probably won’t break box office records or bring home any Oscars, this movie is surprisingly spectacular. Given an impressive cast list, one might expect no less. But its not the big names that make this worth seeing, it’s the little guys. The film tells the story of a well-respected homicide […]

Crime Report

Unlawful Entry 9/3/02- City Hall 2:45 a.m. UPD responded to student complaint of an intruder in the hall. Investigation continues Open Drug Law Violation 8/28/02- 1957 E St. 10:19 p.m. Referred to SJS Closed Liquor Law Violations 8/30/02- Thurston Hall 10:40 p.m. Referred to SJS Closed 8/31/02 Mitchell Hall 12:52 a.m. Referred to SJS Closed […]

GW expects win

Volleyball head coach Jojit Coronel expects to win this year’s GW Invitational, despite competition that includes Big East Conference powerhouse Rutgers University and 2001 NCAA qualifier Liberty University. “I expect us to use the competition to challenge ourselves and execute at a level that counts,” Coronel said. “The competition (at the Invite) is very good […]

High school star commits

The GW men’s basketball team received a verbal commitment last month from its first recruit for next season, local standout Ricky Lucas of Herndon, Va. Lucas, who recently transferred to Herndon High School, is a 6-foot-5 swingman who averaged 14 points and seven rebounds per game for Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) last season. GW Head […]

Draftees having success in minor leagues

Tampa Bay Devil Ray John Flaherty is the only GW alumnus in Major League Baseball, but six former GW baseball players taken in last June’s draft could give the former Colonial catcher some collegiate company in the major leagues. Junior Jake Wald and seniors Mike O’Connor, Mike Bassett, Tony Brown, Jason Baker and Matt Krimmel […]

Mayoral debate turns into circus

What began as a formal mayoral debate Wednesday night disintegrated into a political circus with the sitting mayor abandoning the forum early, one candidate talking on his cell phone and another mayoral hopeful singing her closing statement. About 150 GW students were treated to the full flavor of the District’s unique political culture at the […]

Letter: Position defined

Mosheh Oinounou’s article (“New printing charge to take effect,” Aug. 26 p.1) contains a fundamental mischaracterization of the position taken by the Student Association Senate with reference to the imposition of a printing fee. Oinounou paraphrases a statement by University Librarian Jack Siggins in reporting that “three years of negotiations between the GW Prints members […]