September 16, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 14

Stories from the September 16, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Hospital may expand showers

In an effort to be on the front lines of the war on terrorism, the GW Hospital is considering expanding its hospital decontamination shower. Possible expansion plans include constructing shower facilities in the parking lot of the Warwick building next to the hospital. While plans are in the works, hospital spokesperson Barbara Porter said officials […]

Around the Nation

Graduate students push to unionize Graduate teaching assistants in four major Ivy League schools are struggling to form labor unions despite resistance from their respective administrations. Teaching assistants from Yale, Columbia, Cornell and Harvard universities have all announced plans to organize a vote to determine if a union is needed on campus. Students at Brown […]

Professor sues McDonald’s

Overweight Americans might already blame fast food meals for their size, but after a GW professor finishes his work on an upcoming lawsuit, obese individuals may send their medical bills to McDonald’s. John Banzhaf, a GW law professor, is currently working on a case on behalf of Ashley Pelman and Jazlen Bradley, two overweight eight-year-old […]

DC Diary:I spy with my little eye

International Spy Museum Saturday, Sept. 7 1700 hours Good evening Ms. Tobia. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to infiltrate the doors of the International Spy Museum, located near the Chinatown/Gallery place Metro stop, at 800 F St. NW. You are to assume the disguise of a “perky college girl” and collect […]

GW falls short of top 50 rank

Students will have to wait at least one more year before the University regains a spot in U.S. News and World Report’s top 50 schools in the country. GW ranked in the second tier for the fourth year in a row on the magazine’s annual college listing published this week. While the University was ranked […]

Congress stalls financial aid bill

Despite efforts by members of Congress, legislation to repeal a federal ban on financial aid for students with drug convictions has seen little progress since it was introduced in the House of Representatives last year. The bill, House Resolution 786, would modify the drug provision of the 1998 Higher Education Act allowing students with prior […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Freedom Quilt highlights Freedom Fair

The Freedom Quilt may be in storage for now, but student co-chairs Taryn Schaberg and Ari Mittleman say their work on the project is far from over. The quilt, taken down a day early because of rain, was on display on the National Mall last week as part of National Civic Participation Week. “The week […]

Greeks debate housing

Sparse amenities and the smell of stale beer may typify many Greek-letter living experiences. Beginning in fall 2003, however, several Greek organizations on campus will be able to enjoy new accommodations in the $16 million townhouse complex currently under construction on the corner of 23rd and G streets. Encouraging a growing trend The University broke […]

Snapshot

BECAUSE WE CAN-CAN-CAN! CANstruction, on display in 2000 Penn, used more than 16,000 food containers to make various sculptures. The food will be donated to local food banks after CANstruction is taken down. The sculpture is the winning design in a nation-wide competition of architects and designers.

Budget causes Gelman to cancel book purchases

Gelman Library officials said they had to curtail book buying plans for this academic year after collection prices went up and the library failed to receive an operating budget increase. Although administrators gave GW libraries a $1 million combined annual increase last year, Gelman officials scratched about 12,000 volumes from their shopping list this year […]