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.

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 […]

Former KGB agent discusses Russia policies

Oleg Kalugin, former Soviet KGB major general People’s Deputy of the USSR, was once one of Washington’s enemies, but is now a respected lecturer. Kalugin, now a professor at the Center for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, addressed the Georgetown University Russian Club Thursday night and discussed the current changes and problems in Russia and Russian […]

Roommates: Love ’em or leave ’em

Four desks are jammed in a line against the same drab, white wall next to a bunk bed and a pile of dirty clothes. Open soda cans, leftover Chinese food containers and Charlie Chiang’s menus are spread on top of the microwave. Three roommates yell about a spill all over the floor. It may sound […]

Staff editorial: Just meter it

A proposal that would change D.C. taxis to a meter system instead of the current zone model is stalled in city government. The District is one of the last big cities to use the zone system and it is time to switch. While a change to meters might cost more for some rides, this is […]

Web Exclusive: First annual Capital Classic ends in excitment

Even the sprinklers that came on in the middle of the 11th inning of Sunday’s final could not dampen the spirit of the first-annual Capital Classic club baseball tournament. The University of Virginia club finally beat out North Carolina State 9-8 at close to 10:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland, capping off an exciting […]

Always in demand

Call them at 6 a.m. on class registration day for course advice. Call them at 2 p.m. on a Tuesday to help deal with irritating roommate issues. Call them at 11 p.m. on a Saturday to find out where to get a late-night snack. But just do not call them RAs. “The difference between a […]