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.

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 […]

Around DC

Evangelical Christian and Jewish groups join to support Israel Israeli and American flags were held together with umbrellas on the Ellipse for two hours Friday, as evangelical Christians and Jews gathered to show support for Israel. “We’re here to show our solidarity with Israel and the Jews,” Levin Leal of Garfield, N.J. said. An organizer […]

FMLA rallies against rape

Although many students consider rape exclusively a women’s issue, the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance’s Take Back the Night event Thursday brought men and women together to fight sexual assault. The program, which drew more than 50 survivors and supporters, included speeches from community leaders and counselors, personal memoirs from survivors, a candlelight vigil on Kogan […]

Around the Nation

Drug diminishes effects of drinking alcohol (U-WIRE) GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Late nights at bars may no longer result in mysteriously scribbled phone numbers, hangover headaches and actions people might regret. The pharmaceutical company A.D. Pharma Inc. in Satellite Beach announced last week it is distributing a revolutionary herbal drug, Notox, designed to reduce the negative […]

CBS veteran speaks at GW

Richard C. Hottelet spent 14 months in a German prison, witnessed the D-Day invasion firsthand and dove out of the path of a crashing plane, all before his four decade career at CBS radio began. More than 150 people gathered in the School of Media and Public Affairs building Thursday evening to hear GW Vice […]

Volleyball splits weekend road matches

GW head coach Jojit Coronel said he was looking forward to an easier time against Duquesne this weekend after tough losses to conference powerhouse Temple and local rival Georgetown, but the hosting Dukes overtook the women’s volleyball team 3-1 for their first win of the season Saturday. The Colonials (11-9, 2-3 Atlantic 10) dropped below […]