October 24, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 25

Stories from the October 24, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Wellstone dies in plane crash, election days away

Posted 3:15 p.m. Oct. 27 by Bernard Pollack U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) died tragically on Friday morning when his small propeller plane crashed in Eveleth, Minnesota, killing eight people. Wellstone, a populist Democrat, spent his entire life working on behalf of his progressive ideas. Among those killed in the crash were […]

Letter: Community ‘eyes and ears’

The University Police Department would like to applaud the efforts of A. Chace Wessling, who took it upon herself, as a GW community member, to ensure the safety of another individual who might have been in danger. In the Oct. 3 editorial (“Don’t sit on the sidelines,” p.5), Wessling explains how she saw someone who […]

Letter: Saddam’s tool

By his recent activities – “providing estimates of the number of civilians needed to act as a human shield”(“Prof travels to Iraq,” Oct. 21, p.1) – professor Tom Nagy has proven himself a tool in the hands of Saddam Hussein. Despite his purported concern for Iraqi children, Nagy and his cohorts engaged in activities that […]

Staff editorial: No boundaries

As of fall 2003, students will find it easier to transfer credit from their local community college than from Oxford University, after GW stops accepting credit from non-affiliated study abroad programs. The Office of Study Abroad said they will only award credit for GW-affiliated study abroad programs starting in the fall. The University justifies this […]

Letter: Commend, don’t criticize

I was absolutely appalled to read the comment made by a student regarding professor Tom Nagy’s humanitarian mission (“Prof travels to Iraq,” Oct. 21, p.1). This so-called “highly partisan crusader who is trying to fill the minds of his students with blatant propaganda” is one of the few professors at this school that is so […]

Around campus

Students give back to community Students will have the chance to get involved in community service this weekend with “A Night to Give Back” Friday and “Make A Difference Day” Saturday. “A Night to Give Back” is set for 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Marvin Center. Activities include making peanut butter and jelly […]

Crime Log

Weapons Law Violation 10/18 Public space- 2:20 a.m. Case closed A UPD officer observed several males arguing outside Guthridge Hall. One of the individuals told the officer that another individual had a gun. A search of the individual produced a pellet gun. The individual was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon. Subject arrested Drug […]

SA Notes

Complaints about the Mount Vernon shuttle and dining options on the Mount Vernon campus dominated discussion Tuesday at the Student Association’s second Town Hall meeting. More than 50 students attended the SA-student summit, due in part to the work of MVC residents Dan Foster and Kris Kopra, two new freshman senators, SA Executive Vice President […]

Greek briefs

Latino sorority hosts art exhibit The Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi sorority will host a Latin American Art Exhibit and business card exchange in honor of Hispanic Heritage month Thursday at 7 p.m. in Marvin Center 310. Celebrating their fifth anniversary, the sorority seeks to educate the community about cultural and political Latino issues. The […]

Mount Vernon athletic facility needs court repairs

GW is partially reconstructing the state-of-the-art Mount Vernon Campus tennis facility less than a year after it opened last spring, leaving the tennis teams possibly searching for another place to hold home meets this season. The facility will need major reconstruction due to recent complications in the cement, GW athletic officials said. Irregular bumps on […]