October 28, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 26

Stories from the October 28, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letter: A man of conviction

On Friday, Oct. 25 the Senate lost a true fighter, a state lost a champion of their cause, and the nation lost a man of conviction. Senator Paul Wellstone, while traveling with his wife, daughter, three campaign workers and two pilots, died in a plane crash en route to the northern town of Eveleth, Minnesota. […]

Honors symposium focuses on environment

More than 100 honors students participated in the semi-annual Honors Symposium this weekend, which included group presentations and lectures by experts concerning world environmental concerns. Titled “The Ecological Challenge: Pollution, Protection, Controversy,” Honors Program Director Peter Rollberg said this fall’s symposium followed a different format from past years. He said he invited three speakers instead […]

Letter: Don’t miss conservatives

I certainly do miss GW for numerous reasons, but the irrelevant ranting of conservative students is definitely not one of them. In response to the news piece on Bush’s visit (“Bush speaks on campus,” Oct. 17, p.1), I would just like to note that an educational institution blessed with the abundant resources of Washington, D.C. […]

GW presents appeals zoning case

Judges for the District Court of Appeals listened to arguments on GW zoning restrictions from University and D.C. attorneys Thursday morning, but set no time frame for a final decision. Representatives for the District Board of Zoning Adjustment appealed an April decision that shot down their provision requiring the University to house 70 percent of […]

Battle of the Sexes

Advice on life, love and relationships. E-mail dilemmas to advice@gwhathcet.com Q: My boyfriend wants me to get my tongue pierced and I wanted to know if it’s worth the pain and inconvenience for the sexual pleasure on his end? ~ Unsure CHICK: As romantic as it may sound – getting your tongue pierced for your […]

Letter: Quick to blame KaZaA

I would like to respond to the editorial “Conserve Your KaZaA” on Thursday, Oct. 17 (p. 5). I believe that the Hatchet’s reaction to the (limited bandwidth) situation was hasty. The article did not have a balance of research from outside the walls of GW. Instead of immediately jumping on the bandwagon, take a moment […]

NEWS BRIEF- Protest against war in Iraq comes to Washington

Posted 11:24 a.m. Oct. 28 by Marcus Mrowka U-WIRE (DC BUREAU) (U-WIRE) WASHINGTON–Thousands of protestors traveled to the nation’s capital over the weekend to take part in a massive rally against the war on Iraq that rivaled anti-war protests of the Vietnam era. The number of protesters exceeded initial estimates and by the end of […]

Staff editorial: Think about drug and alcohol choices

Incoming students are supposed to be smarter than ever – the average freshman SAT spiked 30 points in one year to 1270. But the higher academic numbers obviously do not measure the thoughtfulness of student decisions as three times as many students from this time last year were evicted from University housing for drug use […]

Women cap off undefeated home season with two wins

The GW women’s soccer team finished its perfect home season Sunday with a gritty 2-1 win over La Salle. Senior forward Kimberley Sanders scored the game-winner in her final game at Mount Vernon, giving the Colonials their sixth and final home win of the season. Prior to beating La Salle, the Colonials beat Fordham at […]

Column: Remember senator, fight like hell

St. Paul, Minn. – Saturday morning the Minnesota wind was particularly rough. The gray sky clouded over the city of St. Paul. The walk over to the AFL-CIO State Federation, where I work, seemed endless. It began to sink in and it was a reality difficult to bear. Senator Paul Wellstone is dead. Saturday night […]