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.

Letter: About time for birth control

Ten years ago, with a fellow student, I started a group at GW called GW Students for Choice to organize students to be activists for reproductive rights. It is wonderful to see that thanks to the efforts of GW students, the University, with its decision to include contraceptives in the student health plan, will be […]

Around Campus

GW professor loses long battle with cancer GW anthropology professor Carolyn Rose, 53, died Aug. 29 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. Rose was also a well-known conservator of museum artifacts who chaired the anthropology department at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History since 2000. Rose was awarded GW’s President’s Medal by University […]

SA loses $50K

The Student Association cannot account for more than $50,000 of its budget after overdrawing its account last year, the SA announced Monday. The figure makes up more than one-eighth of their total budget and breaks down to $3 per student based on the SA $1-per-credit fee. Senators and executive financial officials are baffled and unable […]

Packing officials fix flaws

Despite student complaints about the inconvenience of the new package pickup system and a lack of e-mail notification, mail services officials said the facility at 2025 F St. is running “smoothly.” A “handful” of students told package services officials they did not receive e-mail notification of package arrival last week, but the problem has been […]

INTERVIEW: Louis Black smokes the hatchet

Wrinkled skin is scary thing. Folds, distorted by pale florescent lights. Sometimes I get a quick shock entering the room because of these things. I’m suddenly afraid I’ve taken on too much, that I’ll freeze up. I’m some kid, and he’s that bitchy old guy from “The Daily Show.” We don’t have anything to talk […]

The dead are rising

Nothing good comes out of Texas; that’s what my dad used to say. Strike that. Some good things come out of Texas. Young, indie, hardcore rockers . And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead is one of them. The Austin, Texas quadruplet ruled the stage at the 9:30 Club Aug. 30, after […]

Intruder enters City Hall

Three City Hall residents said University Police failed to respond to phone calls for almost two hours early Tuesday morning after a friend walked into their room to find an intruder. The residents said their requests for immediate UPD action were initially disregarded, but officers were finally sent to the location after a third phone […]

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 […]