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.

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 […]


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 […]

Humor column: The saga of old Bessie

When I first contemplated bringing my car, Old Bessie, down to Washington for the semester, I was eating lunch with Jennifer Aniston at the summer estate in Lexington, Mass. (I had a red roasted partridge and a Tom Collins, while Jennifer went for the escargot with herb french fries and a scotch and soda). “Jenny,” […]

MPD targets Foggy Bottom

Police target liquor stores and restaurants in Northwest D. C. for underage drinking because of their proximity to college campuses, officers and store owners said. Metropolitan Police Lieutenant Patrick Burke said officers in MPD’s Second District, which encompasses GW, Georgetown and American universities, are “more vigilant in enforcing underage drinking laws.” “In the last five […]

Letter: Sensational reporting

In response to Alex Kingsbury’s “Police net local students (Sept. 3, p. 1),” Andrew Snow’s photograph and Kate Stepan’s opinion article “Police arrests force newspaper decisions (Sept.3, p. 4),” I am quite disappointed in the newspaper’s handling of its coverage of the situation at. The fact that the Hatchet decided it to be a good […]

Students’ college choices unaffected by Sept. 11, study shows

Posted 6:21 p.m. Sept. 17 by Bernadette Simpao U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Students applying to colleges were not significantly swayed by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks when choosing which college they wanted to attend, according to a recently released study. The Art & Science Group, a research company located in Baltimore, found that […]