October 17, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 23

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

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 […]

Greek groups line up for village housing

University officials said they are pleased that 16 Greek-letter organizations submitted applications to live in eight available Townhouse Row housing spots next fall. While Student Activities Center officials said last week that they expected about 12 groups to apply, they said they are “happy” with the applications. All eight Panhellenic Association member sororities and eight […]

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 […]