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.


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.

STD rate rises

Student Health Services officials said they are concerned about an increase in reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases among undergraduate students. Cases of STDs reported to Student Health Services are up from single digit totals in the mid-90’s to 10 in 2001. While Student Health Director Isabel Goldenberg said the office has seen nine cases […]

Report says higher education too expensive nationwide

Posted 7:35 p.m. Oct. 9 by Bernard Pollack U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – Higher Education is simply too expensive in most states, according to a new series of rankings that offers states’ report cards released by the nonpartisan National Center for Public Policy. The report, Measuring Up 2002 accuses high schools across the nation […]

Resisting the temptation to buy junk food

Harris Teeter Market Monday, Sept. 23 4 p.m. I survived my trip to the supermarket. It does not sound like an amazing feat, but for me a trip to the grocery store is like going to Temptation Island – one woman on a diet trying to be broken up by hundreds of savory baked goods, […]

Ceremony honors Chinese National Day

Traditional Chinese dances, a colorful fashion show and diplomat speeches highlighted a celebration of the 53rd annual Chinese National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Marvin Center Saturday. The Chinese Students and Scholars Association sponsored the event. About 400 people, including students, alumni and families, attended the event, which was co-hosted by the CSSAs […]

Battle of the sexes

Q: How do I act toward my roommate from last year (whom I hate) when I see her this year for the first time? I have no interest in pretending to like her, but I feel like if I totally ignore her and avoid her then I will be even more of a bitch. -Not […]

Around the Nation

Stanford targeted for ‘anti-Israel bias’ (U-WIRE) Stanford, Calif. – Stanford University is among 18 universities targeted for “anti-Israel bias” by a watchdog organization that academics perceive as a threat to freedom of expression. The goal of the new organization, called Campus Watch, is “to improve Middle Eastern studies in North America” by targeting “anti-Israel and […]

Vexed in the city

Vanity has reached new heights. I have a friend considering buttocks implants. “It’s really nothing,” she says. “They just remove a little inner thigh and stick it in my rump.” Nothing she says? Surgically altering her derriere to make her the only eastern European Jew with a ghetto booty or should we say Shtetl booty? […]

MVC expands facilities

The Mount Vernon Campus expanded its facilities this year with a revamped athletic center, renovated pool and an expanded lower floor of Ames Dining Hall to accommodate the 180-resident increase on the campus, officials said. About 440 students live at Mount Vernon this year, compared to less than 300 last year, said Executive Dean of […]

Staff editorial: Poor graduation rate reflects on Athletic Dept.

New statistics from the NCAA regarding a low graduation rate of 59 percent for GW athletes reflect poorly on the University’s Athletic Department. The low percentage of athletes graduating at GW is an issue of inadequate retention, not education or academics. Of those athletes that stay and compete for their entire four years, 96 percent […]