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.

Bush commits to increasing minority home ownership

Posted 7:01 p.m. Oct. 15 by Patrick W. Higgins U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–President George W. Bush and other members of his administration pledged to increase the number of minority homeowners by 5.5 million people within the next decade at a day-long conference in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. “America is a great place,” Bush said, “and […]

The growing art of cheating

English professor James Brown has three things to say to his students about plagiarism. “First, they’ll get caught. Second, they’ll have to face themselves in the mirror every morning . third, if they are capable of doing killer research, why not get credit for it by placing quotation marks around the material and citing the […]

Law School improves quality

Awaiting an expanded home in Stuart and Lisner halls, the GW Law School improved upon its student and teaching quality this year after receiving a $1.5 million budget increase from the University. Considered among “top (University) priorities” by Vice President for Academic Affairs Donald Lehman, the school spent the bulk of the funds on four […]

GW students sue following arrest

Posted 12:01 a.m. Oct. 17 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Seven George Washington University students, many of them student journalists, filed a lawsuit against the city of Washington, D.C. on Monday after they were arrested during last month’s IMF and World Bank protests. The students are arguing that their Constitutional rights were violated […]

Letter: Selective protection

The common sense reaction after reading “SJT signs controversial letter” in the Oct. 10 issue of the Hatchet (p.2) would be “what about everyone else?” The college and university presidents’ statement on intimidation-free campuses is an important and much needed issue of protection, and it seems fair up until the third paragraph. The fact that […]

Staff editorial: Mediocre madness

GW is among the worst in the Atlantic 10 conference at retaining athletes and students often complain about lack of school spirit. Midnight Madness is one of the biggest opportunities of the year to make athletes feel like they have a community supporting them and attempt to recharge the spirit of a student body easily […]

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 […]