October 14, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 22

Stories from the October 14, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter: Mail woes continue

I commend the two Oct. 10 forum articles “Deliver mail on time, keep MC post office” and “Mail service should be accountable” (p.5). They pinpointed a major problem in our mail system. Many administrators dismiss complaints from students as whining and complaining – but the two writers offered valid options for correcting the problem. I […]

Staff editorial: Overreaction to sniper

There are ten victims and eight are dead. The D.C.-area sniper has struck fear in the community through unbelievable accuracy and deception. The community is so shocked by this abnormal assault on the District that presumably one man has been able to affect an alarming amount of day-to-day activities of ordinary citizens. Homecoming football games […]

Forum: Student groups respond to SA funding

Allocation procedure fair by Emily Horne I was incredibly disappointed by The Hatchet editorial “Money talks” (Oct. 10, p.4), which called the College Democrats and College Republicans “over-funded” and that, in providing them with generous allocations, the Student Association is “blind to the campus atmosphere.” In fact, in providing these groups with the funds needed […]

Column: Imprinting Tibetan plight on U.S. psyche

In a historic turn of events in China’s policy towards the Tibetan people, two members of the Dalai Lama’s envoy – Lodi Gyaltsen Gyari and Kelsang Gyaltsen – were recently invited for talks in Beijing and in Tibet’s capital of Lhasa. This is the first time exploratory talks with the Chinese government have been held […]

Leno entertains all ages

Lines stretched around Funger Hall, up 21st Street, around Madison Hall and ended across from Fulbright Hall twice Saturday night. Families walking off their dinners to the 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. sold-out Jay Leno Smith Center performances were treated to cross-generational shows that most patrons gave good reviews. Despite complaints that the host of […]

Colonials Weekend events draw in crowds

Despite security concerns after the recent sniper shootings and threats of inclement weather, more than 3,000 alumni, friends and relatives visited Foggy Bottom this weekend for what University officials are calling a successful attempt to “showcase the University to all of its constituents.” The first ever Colonials Weekend combined alumni and family weekends to increase […]

TGIF’s stops taking debit dollars

University officials said they are investigating allegations by T.G.I. Friday’s managers that GW owes the 2100 Pennsylvania Ave. restaurant at least $7,000 from outstanding Debit Dollar transactions. The restaurant is still listed as an “off-campus” partner for Debit Dollars on the GWorld Web site, but a Friday’s official said he stopped accepting Debit Dollars because […]

Midnight Madness changes focus

“Five . four . three . two . one .” GW students counted down the final seconds until the GW basketball team’s first official practice. The pep band erupted into the fight song and Ugo Oha and Chris Monroe led their respective teams onto the court. The only problem? It was 20 minutes after midnight. […]

Student to be campus voice

Senior Josh Singer is taking the lessons he has learned at GW and putting them to use in the local community. The former Student Association executive vice president is running for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, a local governing board. Singer, majoring in criminal justice and psychology, is the only student seeking one of six commissioner […]

Financial aid office looks for reform

University financial aid officials are requesting that the government include cost of living in the “expected family contribution” criteria for students applying for federal financial aid. Financial Aid Director Daniel Small said the current system should be altered to give greater weight to regional cost of living differences in calculating students’ financial aid packages. The […]