October 17, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 23

Stories from the October 17, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Students sue D.C., US agencies

Seven GW students are suing D.C. and the U.S. Park Service for what they allege were violations of their constitutional rights when they were arrested during World Bank/International Monetary Fund protests last month. GW Law professor Jonathan Turley and two D.C. attorneys, who are representing the students free of charge, filed suit in U.S. District […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mayoral debate held at GW

Though one candidate called for Americans to follow Cuba’s lead and stage a communist revolution, students witnessed a more restrained debate than the Democratic primary in September when candidates for District mayor faced off at GW Wednesday, two weeks before the general election. Despite a nearly empty auditorium, Mayor Anthony Williams debated three candidates polling […]

D.C. police garner 2nd suit; ACLU claims improper search

Posted 3:24 p.m. Oct. 19 by Carolyn Polinsky U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties has filed an improper search lawsuit against the Washington, D.C., Police department on behalf of Mitchell Fernandors, a D.C. resident who is accusing police of violating him during a routine body search in which an officer allegedly […]

Men’s basketball kicks off practice

The most highly anticipated freshman class in recent GW history officially hit the court Saturday morning just hours after Midnight Madness for the men’s basketball team’s first week of practice. With their regular season opener at Connecticut Nov. 25 just over a month away, the Colonials spent the week working the rookies into head coach […]

Staff editorial: Conserve your KaZaA

University officials are right to place a usage limit on all file-sharing programs in residence halls – the future of fast Internet service at GW now rests in student’s hands. File sharing is an integral part of student life in colleges across the country. Even after the government shut down Napster, a plethora of new […]

Staff editorial: Maybe something does happen here

Something does happen at GW, but students who were stuck in Gelman studying for midterms may have missed three of the most distinguished visitors the campus has seen in a while. In one 24-hour period in one room, and on one stage in the Jack Morton Auditorium in the School of Media and Public Affairs, […]

Letter: Blame the University?

It frustrated me to read the complaints about mail services in the past few editions of The Hatchet (“Mail woes continue,” Oct. 14, p. 4). I have a mailbox outside the University, not so that I can avoid the problems of not getting mail sent to me through the University, but so that I do […]

Golfers win first tournament in three years

The GW golf team doubled its pleasure at the Don Mershon Classic Monday, winning its first tournament since 1999, while freshman Brian Carroll won the first individual title of his career. Carroll’s win came just one week after teammate Andrew Gallo, also a freshman, won the Temple Invitational. The winning total of 606 for the […]

Letter: Should have boozed

If I was a drinker I would have bought a lot of alcohol in an attempt to get drunk and forget the sorry events of Midnight Madness. I am sure the rest of the GW population will agree with me, after all by the time we got to the count down there were only two […]

Around Campus

GW students work to protect environment The annual Foggy Bottom Cleanup will be held Saturday, hosted by the Student Association Community Affairs Committee. The event includes cleaning up the neighborhood, a free lunch, a blood drive and free T-shirts and giveaways. The cleanup will start at noon in the Marvin Center third floor terrace, where […]