September 19, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 15

Stories from the September 19, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

INTERVIEW: Heath Ledger: Austrailian for smart-ass

Heath Ledger is an actor, a Hollywood heartthrob and an Australian. He’s also a smart-ass. Don’t fall prey to TV propaganda. He may be Australian but he does not drink Fosters. “I’ve never had a Fosters in my life,” Ledger said in a recent Hatchet interview. “You can’t even find a Fosters anywhere in Australia, […]

Around Campus

Students debate printing fee, Gelman, Starbucks, new technology The Gelman Library Student Advisory Board discussed the new printing fee, the possibility of a Starbucks in the library and the Cafe Gelman event in October Tuesday night. Student Association members voiced their opinions about the 7-cent- per-page fee the Center for Academic Technologies instituted this semester. […]

DCAC stages three-way

D.C.’s artistic flair abounds with the work of local writers and actors. The vitality of the local scene is often stifled, however, with few venues for them to perform. It’s refreshing to see the D.C. Arts Center supporting some homegrown talent. Entitled “Cafe Menage: Three One-Act Plays that Don’t Suck,” D.C. Arts Center’s new production […]

Crime Log

Harassment 9/15/02- Thurston Hall 11:10 p.m. A student complained of being harassed via the internet by a male she met for coffee. The complainant said she paid more attention to the man’s roommate and he began harassing her. The student attempted to block his e-mails and was frightened that he continued to e-mail her. Closed, […]

Congress debates over strike on Iraq

Posted 9:11 p.m. Sept. 21 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) U-WIRE (WASHINGTON)–President George W. Bush sent a resolution to key congressional leaders this week, asking for the authority to use “all means” in a possible attack on Iraq. With a U.S. military attack on Iraq pending, the debate between the Bush Administration and key […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Day features notable speakers

Political leaders and journalists including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Helen Thomas encouraged student leaders from around the country to stay engaged in politics Tuesday. More than 100 university student government presidents and newspaper editor-in-chiefs attended the first annual Democracy Day hosted by GW’s Graduate School of Political Management. Students discussed contemporary democracy while commemorating […]

BAR BELLE: Drinking in style

ZANZIBAR Where: 700 Water St., SW Getting in: Don’t even try, unless you’re a professor Cover: Need connections and an invite Dress: To impress “Don’t they know they’re not gonna have to park it, it’s a cab?” I thought as three valets came over and opened my taxi door. When they assisted me out and […]

Efforts being made to encourage young voters

Posted 3:40 p.m. Sept. 19 by Bernard Pollack U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Young voters are the key to American politics, according to a new program called “Party Y” that is designed to encourage the “under 30” crowd to turn its attention to national issues. With 50 million voters between the ages of 18-30 […]

NFL backs GW flag football

Until now, GW intramural football players could only dream of playing a championship game on an NFL field. But now that GW is one of 32 pilot colleges participating in the new NFL College Flag Football Program, the players may have a chance to play at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins. The program, […]

Congressional leaders take it to the court

Posted 9:04 p.m. Sept. 21 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) U-WIRE (WASHINGTON)–Members of Congress battled pressure from special-interest groups and won 57-40 this week, at the 4th annual Hoops for Hope Basketball Game. “Paying off refs and hoping they’ll get special treatment” was the tactic lawmakers used against lobbyists to win the charity event […]