October 17, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 23

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

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 […]

SA Senate Notes

Senate works to amend Act Student Association senators said they are working toward passing amendments to the Financial Reform Act to alleviate a unique situation that had SA President Phil Robinson and the Senate filing suits and counter suits in Student Court. Last week, Robinson announced filed against the Senate after they overrode his veto […]

Stealing Home: Why watch?

Back in spring training, who would have thought the San Francisco Giants and Anaheim Angels would be fighting it out at the end of October in the World Series? Nobody. At the beginning of the playoffs, who would have thought for the first time ever the two wildcard winners would make the World Series? Nobody. […]

Slugs speed district commute

Every weekday for the past two years, GW alum Jeffery Hatton has been doing exactly what his mother always warned him not to do when he was younger – accepting rides from complete strangers. The International Monetary Fund employee is part of a growing number of District area professionals who proudly call themselves “slugs.” When […]

Letter: Incorrect wording

I found the headline “TGIF’s alleges fraud” (Oct. 14, p.1) to be very misleading. Unless there is something about the situation that was not printed, TGI Friday’s is not alleging fraud. Fraud, according to Random House Webster’s College Dictionary, is “deceit or trickery perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage.” Selling […]

University limits KaZaA use

University officials placed restrictions on Internet file sharing from residence hall computers last week after significant network slowdowns this year. The limitations on how much the network in each residence hall can handle come after increased student use of the newest version of the popular file-sharing program KaZaA. The increase caused network traffic to nearly […]

Crime Log

Illegal Dumping 10/8- G Street (Delta Tau Delta Fraternity House) Case closed University Police responded to a complaint from Parking Department officials. The complaint arose after members of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity placed trash in the University parking lot adjacent to the house. The members complied in removing the trash. Referred to SJS Robbery […]

Bush addresses forum at GW

President George W. Bush called his goal of helping 5.5 million minority families buy homes in the next decade “realistic” Tuesday afternoon while speaking in the Media and Public Affairs building. In his first on-campus speech since his inauguration, Bush presented his plan to alleviate a homeownership disparity at a daylong White House Conference on […]

Greek Briefs

Sigma Nu raises funds for diabetes Sigma Nu will take part in the annual American Diabetes Association’s Walk for Diabetes in D.C. Oct. 26. The event will be held in coordination with 245 cities across the United States. The D.C. walk begins at Freedom Plaza, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, at 10 a.m. There will […]