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.

House to consider Iraq resolution this week

Posted 2:08 p.m. Oct. 7 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – A joint resolution authorizing the use of military force against Iraq was agreed upon last week by President George W. Bush and top House members. The resolution would allow for the president to use the military as he deems necessary in […]

The Full Nelson: We may be bad, but this bad?

I have good news and I have bad news, which do you want first? The good news? GW made the top 200 in Sports Illustrated’s rankings of “America’s Best Sports Colleges” in its Oct. 7 issue. The issue ranked all 324 Division I schools with the top 200 in numerical order and the remaining 124 […]

University nears fundraising goal

GW president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will travel cross-country in the next three months in search of about $5 million to complete a five-year fundraising campaign. The Centuries Campaign, an effort to raise $500 million by 2003, has taken him to places like Morocco and Turkey and landed the University multiple partnerships and donations. “We’ll make […]

D.C.-area police still looking for sniper

Posted 2:12 p.m. Oct. 7 by Bernadette Simpao U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The shooting of a Spotsylvania County woman Friday has been linked to the same gun used to kill at least four of the six victims in the series of sniper shootings in the Washington, D.C., area, authorities said Sunday. “The forensic […]

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 […]