September 23, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 16

Stories from the September 23, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Partying Hoya-style: Colonials invade Georgetown festivities

Georgetown University Friday, Sept. 13 11:58 p.m. There wasn’t any wine or cheese. That is what I expected – wine and cheese. There was a cigar, only one, and I don’t even think the guy puffing it was a Republican. I went to a Georgetown party and I survived. My roommate’s best friend goes to […]

Women rowers gain experience

The GW women’s crew team kicked off its season at the annual Head of the Potomac Regatta on a sunny Saturday at Thompson Boat Center. Other area colleges and club crews from the metropolitan area joined the Colonials in this women’s-only endurance regatta. The three-mile race began near Fletcher’s Cove, at a pile of rocks […]

Tofu vs. Turkey

Beef, it’s what for dinner – well not for everybody. Soy-based tofu is replacing pork as the other white meat. It is appearing more and more on supermarket shelves and dinner plates across America. According to a July survey by Time magazine, 10 million Americans consider themselves to be practicing vegetarians and an additional 20 […]

Post Office in Marvin Center to be replaced

Marvin Center officials will replace the ground floor post office next semester, possibly with a convenience store or beauty supply store, Marvin Center Governing Board members said last week. Officials began discussing replacing the facility with an option more attractive to students last spring, Director of Auxiliary Services Nancy Haaga said. Haaga called the post […]

Around D.C.

Wednesday, Sept. 25 5 p.m. – “Demonstration Against the World Bank: Stop Bankrolling Dirty Technology,” sponsored by Essential Action. World Bank headquarters, 1818 H St. N.W. 7 p.m. – “End Corporate Rule: Global Struggles Against the IMF and World Bank” opening meeting. Conference registration required, or $5 for opening meeting only. Sponsored by Jubilee USA […]

Students protest IMF policies

Student demonstrators said they intend to educate the campus and peacefully protest globalization next to thousands of protesters at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank this weekend. Despite police concerns about possible violence associated with protests, the University will remain open for the IMF and World Bank meetings Sept. 28 and 29. Officials estimate […]

Letter: The real story in rankings

Even when they pretend not to, GW and every other institution that ranks below 3 continues to kowtow to U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings. Your Sept. 16 story (“GW falls short of top 50 rank,” p. 1) is the usual sour grapes tale that appears in college papers across the country every […]

FSP: Warner to lead women’s soccer

Veteran forward Kim Warner will once again lead the GW women’s soccer team. But this year the junior standout, one of the quickest players in the Atlantic 10, will have a supporting cast. Warner was named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2001 after leading GW with 20 points, but her team was sill working […]

Around the Nation

AU fraternity members charged for throwing bricks Authorities dropped felony assault charges against two American University students accused of a brick-throwing incident early Friday morning. NBC News 4 reported that Shan Shariff, 21, and John Hayes, 20, appeared in court Saturday morning on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, attempted burglary and felony destruction […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lisner hosts Cronkite

Veteran newsman Walter Cronkite criticized media coverage of conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq Sunday in Lisner Auditorium before more than 1,000 students and visitors. GW Vice President for Communications and former CBS radio news executive Mike Freedman interviewed Cronkite on foreign policy issues facing the nation. Cronkite called the conflict in Iraq a serious challenge […]