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.

Bargain hunting on an Abercrombie campus

10:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 21st and G streets “Coffee, doughnuts, bagels! Fall sale today!” A United Church member, with a green felt hat atop his gray head, lures passers-by to the brownstone church across from the GW Law School. It’s that time of year again, characterized by a brisk autumn breeze and items spilling […]

Gore calls for healthcare reform

Former Vice President Al Gore called for a “national defense public health act” at GW Thursday in his third major policy speech since September. The 2000 Democratic presidential candidate said the nation is vulnerable to biological attack if it goes to war with Iraq and “the United States demands a new response.” Gore, who spoke […]

Forum: A global dilemma – Students respond to study abroad option cuts

Money is motivation Lynn Leonard’s justification for cutting study abroad options that “student enrollment in non-affiliated programs has an impact on the integrity of the GW academic program and the value and reputation of the GW degree,” (“GW cuts study abroad options,” Oct. 24, p.1) is nothing more than bureaucratic rhetoric. Since, as the article […]

Alcohol-related hopsitalizations rise

Alcohol-related student hospitalizations have almost doubled from this time last year, with at least 28 so far this fall, University officials report. Up from 16 last year, the incidents are divided evenly between freshmen and upperclassmen, with a majority of female students reported. GW officials attribute a rise in student hospitalizations for alcohol-related incidents to […]

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 […]