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.

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 […]

Letter: Use faculty on “Crossfire”

As the Hatchet pointed out (“‘Crossfire’ hits half-year mark,” Sept. 30, p. 1), “Crossfire’s” move to campus six months ago has yielded the University an incalculable amount of favorable publicity and name recognition. For example, many people – including reporters who you would think should know better – are finally realizing that there are two […]

Women win two at home

The GW women’s soccer team overcame a physical Duquesne squad for a 2-0 win Sunday in a game that saw one Duquesne player ejected. With the win at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, the team reached .500 for the first time since early September. “(Duquesne) presents some problems because they play a really wild style […]

Humor column: A day with our President

When we left off, our disillusioned protagonist had endured an unpleasant experience at the parking office. He wondered aloud whether the cliched “rip-off” complaints about GW were true, only to be admonished as a whippersnapper by GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, who happened to be crouching behind an adjacent tree at the time. “You’re that […]

Column: Fast-tracking jobs out of the country

With the unemployment rate climbing to 5.6 percent, many students desperately scramble to find employment upon graduation. While it is not the exclusive reason for unemployment, many students are failing to connect the level of employment with United States trade policy initiatives, including the recent passage of Fast Track Trade Authority by the George W. […]