September 26, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 17

Stories from the September 26, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Staff editorial: Save D.C. nightlife

D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans recently proposed legislation that would ban businesses zoned as restaurants from turning into clubs at night – an oversimplified response to a complex problem. Evans’ plan prevents clubs from charging cover fees or installing dance floors larger than 100 square feet, keeping establishments like Paper Moon in Georgetown from disguising a […]

Music department ups security

The music department increased security measures in the basement of the Academic Center this year after a rash of instrument thefts last spring totaled more than $20,000 in losses. Facilities Management moved the lockers that used to the hallways of the department into room B-112 this year. Students access the room by swiping GWorld cards […]

Around campus

Farmers’ Market to offer students alternative to Provisions Students can buy fresh fruits, vegetables and hand-crafted items at GW’s first Farmer’s Market Oct. 23. The event is scheduled for Kogan Plaza from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with 25 to 30 vendors from the D.C. area. Aramark and outside food providers will sell baked goods, […]

Crime Log

Sexual Abuse 9/18- Lafayette Hall 2 a.m. Four residents reported a male student, also a Lafayette Hall resident, touched them in an uncomfortable manner multiple times in one week. Case closed, referred to SJS Unlawful Entry 9/18- Marvin Center 5:30 a.m. University Police were notified that an individual was begging for money inside the Marvin […]

Counterfeit bills found in Marvin Center

University Police recovered at least $480 in counterfeit bills from eight locations in the Marvin Center last weekend. Marvin Center officials said cashiers have been extra vigilant this week to spot fake currency. Aramark employees called UPD Friday night after they noticed one of the $20 bills in a register looked “suspicious.” The bill was […]

SA Senate Notes/ Greek Briefs

Greek Brief The Kappa Sigma fraternity raised more than $1,300 for the Virginia Special Olympics organization by pulling a Boeing 727 Saturday at Dulles International Airport. Kappa Sigma, the only college student group at the Plane Pull, finished 19 out of 60 teams. Most other teams were local businesses, all raising money for the Special […]

COLUMN: Readdressing the War on Drugs

Posted 11:49 a.m. Sept. 27 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As the American government continues to ‘wage the war against drugs’, a perpetual process of suppressing civil liberties, alienating large segments of the population, compromising the morals and values so highly revered by democratic society and financial profligacy occurs behind the […]

Over 500 arrested at protests

Posted 11:42 a.m. Sept. 27 U-WIRE (WASHINGTON)–Over 500 political activists have been arrested this morning in Washington, D.C. as they attempted to stop traffic and caused slight property damage outside of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund headquarters in downtown D.C. Those arrested this morning will spend the weekend in the D.C. city jail—awaiting arraignment on […]

COLUMN: Students attend World Summit

Posted 11:52 a.m. Sept. 27 by Sam Milton U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A few weeks ago, world leaders, grassroots activists, scientists, students and others gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Much of the coverage that the summit received in the media focused on its shortcomings. Indeed, there […]

Americans debate if Saudi Arabia is friend or foe

Posted 11:45 a.m. Sept. 27 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – As President George W. Bush continues his push for a war against Iraq, the United States faces the loss of a key Middle East ally — Saudi Arabia. Despite a long history of cooperation between the two nations, anti-American sentiment is […]