October 3, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 19

Stories from the October 3, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Medical program ranks high

Ranked second in the country by U.S. News and World Report, GW’s Physician Assistant Program is leading the way in the medical world by relieving overburdened medical personnel and reaching out to communities. Program officials said that while it has been ranked No. 2 for three consecutive years, they “don’t think about it.” “Rank is […]

Paintball club heads to World Cup

For most GW students, going to a nearby field with some friends and shooting everyone in sight would land them in prison. But for the players on the GW club paintball team, it has given them a chance to compete in a World Cup game. The Colonial Fury, GW’s club paintball team, is one of […]

Club G-Dub: Monthly Club Sports Round-up

Rugby The Women’s Rugby team is 2-0 after beating Mary Washington College last weekend 10-5. Mary Washington struck first in the A-side game, but junior flanker Mimi Bienia scored a try to tie it at five apiece. Senior second row Rachel Friede scored the game-winning try making it 10-5. Freshman rookies Ellain Gelman, Sarah Henderson […]

Staff editorial: Protect students from identity theft

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country, yet GW continues to use students’ Social Security numbers for identification. This system should be considered an immediate security threat that puts more and more students at risk for identity theft. Students worried about their identity being stolen can change their student identification […]

Op-Ed: Protesters miss big picture

While I appreciate the fervor with which many of this year’s globalization protesters voiced their views, they fail to see the larger picture and instead resort to the seemingly the last acceptable form of bigotry left – America bashing. I acknowledge that some people give voice to important issues and can proudly point to certain […]

Letter: Don’t sit on sidelines

Last Saturday, my plans were ruined because the police broke up the party I was going to just as I arrived. Sad and frustrated about the night’s failure, my friends and I wandered down to the Georgetown/GW shuttle bus to head home. As we waited, a visibly drunk and stumbling woman came walking down the […]

Crime Log

Disorderly Conduct 9/27 -– Thurston Hall 12 a.m. Case Closed U.S. Secret Service called UPD to the scene by after students were yelling obscenities and throwing things at Secret Service officers. University Police identified the subjects in the room. U.S. Secret Service chose not to prosecute. Referred to SJS 9/26 – Mount Vernon Shuttle 7 […]

Letters: Response to protest coverage

MPD actions warranted In its Monday, Sept. 30 editorial “MPD arrests limit freedom,” the GW Hatchet erred when it claimed that the rights of last weekend’s anti-capitalist demonstrators were violated. The protection of the First Amendment does not extend to those who violate the rights of others. Had the anti-capitalist demonstrators wanted to avoid mass […]

Campus holds plans for wireless expansion

Technology officials said GW wants to expand wireless Internet access to more academic buildings this year, but plans will be postponed while the University addresses funding and “hacking” issues. The Gelman Library, Medical Center Himmelfarb Library, Kogan Plaza and Pushkin Plaza next to the Academic Center are currently equipped for wireless users with laptop computers. […]

My city is prettier than yours

District painter Yolanda Frederikse’s testimony to the American landscape opens at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Dupont Circle this weekend. A mix of both lithographs and watercolors, her work is a multi-sensory experience. The exhibit, “Points of View: The American Landscape,” focuses on vantage points – putting the viewer somewhere not necessarily shown in the […]