October 7, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 20

Stories from the October 7, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Students chat news with seniors

Despite its original intention as a one-time community service requirement for a living and learning community, the NewsWatch Program, which brings students and senior citizens together to discuss current events, began its second year of programming Friday. Last year, members of the Press Club living and learning community in the Hall on Virginia Avenue started […]

D.C. considers taxicab change

The city may replace the zone fare system used by District cabs with meters if the D.C. Taxicab Commission and City Council approve a new proposal. The measure is tabled until March, when the commission will decide whether to pass the proposal onto the City Council. Washington was divided into eight fare zones in 1931. […]

“America must not ignore the threat against us”

Posted 9:36 p.m. Oct. 7 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) In a televised address to the nation last night, President George W. Bush restated the extreme threat that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein poses to the safety of the United States and the world, accusing him of stockpiling biological and chemical weapons and seeking […]

Late Duquesne goal stuns GW

Tied 2-2 with one minute remaining, Sunday’s men’s soccer game looked like it was headed for overtime until Dan Hartung’s last-minute goal stunned the GW men’s soccer team and allowed Duquesne to escape with a 3-2 home victory. The Dukes (6-1-3, 1-0-1 Atlantic 10) earned their first conference win while the Colonials (4-6, 2-0 A-10) […]

Student-athlete grad rate down

Despite having the best academic reputation in the Atlantic 10, GW is among the worst schools in the conference at retaining and graduating student-athletes. U.S. News & World Report ranks GW higher than any other A-10 school in academics, but about 40 percent of freshman student-athletes do not play all four years and graduate from […]

University comes under criticsm for censorship

Posted 5:59 p.m. Oct. 9 by Melissa Kronfeld U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–A coalition of 25 state and national media groups in addition to other First Amendment rights advocates, including the Student Press Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will defend the right to free press for college newspaper publications later this […]

Upcoming Games

Monday -no games scheduled Tuesday -Volleyball vs. Georgetown 7 p.m. Wednesday -Men’s water polo vs. Johns Hopkins 7 p.m.

Students participate in AIDS walk

The 16th Annual AIDS Walk Washington raised $1.2 million Saturday for the Walker Whitman Clinic. GW was well represented in a sea of thousands that gathered at Freedom Plaza. GW students and others from the D.C. area walked the five miles past national monuments. “The GWU Physician Assistant Program, with a group of eleven registered […]

Preview: Election Day 2002

Posted 6:02 p.m. Oct. 9 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–With election day less than a month away, both Democrats and Republicans are putting all of their energy in the congressional midterm elections which could prove to be crucial in the direction of U.S. public policy in the next two years. Democrats control […]


J Street employees stripped off their uniforms Thursday morning to reveal their Local 25 union T-shirts. The workers voted on Wednesday to strike if Aramark does not meet their demands.