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.

Staff editorial: Cut the wires

The University is right to be cautious in expanding its wireless technology program. Though wireless technology is the future of Internet connectivity on college campuses, the administration should move diligently to iron out security concerns before moving forward with the project. Imagine being able to take your laptop with you from your residence hall to […]

Gore calls on President Bush to address economy

In his second major policy speech since returning to the public eye, former Vice President Al Gore challenged President George W. Bush to address the nation’s faltering economy with the same vigor he has shown in addressing international affairs Wednesday. Speaking in Washington, D.C. the 2000 Democratic presidential nominee slammed the current administration’s policies, accusing […]

IMF What? What’s this I hear about a protest?

We look to you for guidance, oh provocateurs of the modern mediums, those who gather in the streets to execute the most complex of artistic endeavors. During the weekend of Friday Sept. 27 on a leisurely stroll through Farragut Park, I encountered what seemed to be a semi-annual folk and arts festival. Though this year’s […]

SSN use causes student concern

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg said the University is moving toward assigning student identification numbers without using Social Security numbers to protect students’ identities in response to student and parent concerns. The nine-digit Social Security number is the most commonly used record keeping identifier in the country and is used on many college campuses across […]

INTERVIEW: Sparta Sucks and We Hate Them

So the guys were pretty nice, but their manager was definitely pissed. He wore a guarded smile, making no attempt to hide the anger in his eyes. “What are you doing up here. I said I’d meet you and bring you up.” “I, umm, well I . ” I had no response. I’d been shooting […]

Exercise sports activities expand

While most GW students are sleeping at 8 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 15 barefoot students armed with wooden swords spar in a Japanese swordsmanship class at the K Gym on 23rd Street. To keep up with student interest, the Exercise and Sports Activities program added 20 one- and two-credit sports activities sections this semester, […]

BAR BELLE: I WILL drink and I WILL love it

Sign of the Whale 1825 M St., NW Carded: Somewhere in between the door and the bar Dress: Sweatpants are fine for a weekday When I was a freshman I had no problem going out Thursday, Friday and Saturday, resting Sunday, then going out Monday and Tuesday night. I could still wake up for class […]

SBPM readies to break ground

GW will be one of dozens of national universities to follow the trend of building new business schools when it breaks ground on the new School of Business and Public Management building Oct. 17. The facility, Ric and Dawn Duques Hall, will be located in the parking lot on 22nd St. between Funger and Madison […]

Oh you silly Cannibal you, put down that meat

He’s back. Sure, we stare wide-eyed, but are we still afraid? With The Silence of the Lambs, the director Jonathan Demme noticeably forced himself to wring every last bit out of his vision. The performances were pure and their surroundings were tortured into terror territory. Ridley Scott’s silly Hannibal was an abundance of luxuriant atmospherics […]

Around Campus

Students write e-mail, check schoolwork via mobile devices Students can now check their Webmail and Prometheus on internet-ready cell phones, PDAs and Pocket PCs after the University adopted a program allowing access without computers last week. The program is free for all students with the available equipment. Receiving and sending e-mail and using the “Syllabus” […]