October 31, 2002

Volume 99, Issue 27

Stories from the October 31, 2002 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the editor

Remove barrier As a former study abroad adviser, I fully understand the challenges of keeping on top of the hundreds of study abroad programs that exist – all with varying degrees of academic quality, student support services, safety records, etc. Study abroad offices are frequently understaffed and many institutions view non-affiliated study abroad programs as […]

Rain dampens end of fall golf season

The GW golf team’s season had been getting brighter by the week but ended with heavy rain Tuesday, as the second and final round of the Old Dominion/Seascape Collegiate Tournament was canceled, leaving GW with a 12th place finish in its last tournament of the fall season. After the Colonials shot a 309 in first-round […]

SA forms reveal possible fund misuse

A Student Association expenditure form obtained by The Hatchet and information from sources within the SA raise questions about senior senators who potentially misused student funds last spring. Numerous senior SA officials including President Phil Robinson have declined all comment on the matter following a “gentlemen’s agreement.” An expenditure approval form filed by nine-year Sen. […]

Three nabbed for indecent exposure

University Police barred three individuals from campus for indecent exposure in GW bathrooms last Thursday. The three men, all unaffiliated with the University, exposed themselves to undercover officers in Corcoran Hall and the Marvin Center. UPD runs undercover operations in GW bathrooms periodically, and each time several individuals are detained, University Police officials said. Operations […]

Halloween has different meanings

Halloween is generally thought of as a day of candy and costumes but for some, Oct. 31 also has a religious significance. The holiday’s combination of Christian and Celtic roots causes some students to see the day as more than just an excuse to trick-or-treat. “Halloween is a day to laugh at our own fears […]

Around Campus

Halloween hits GW Students can participate in Halloween events on campus Thursday and throughout the weekend. The Mount Vernon Programming Council is hosting its annual “Fright Fest” from 8-10 p.m. Thursday. Complete with food and the feature film Psycho, students can take the shuttle to the campus for a scare. The International Services Office is […]

Column – Inside our pages: There is a line

Some readers took offense to an advertising insert in Monday’s paper, claiming it was “inappropriate and ignorant,” and an attack on women’s rights. And I’m not talking about the L’Oreal hair dye coupon. The Human Life Alliance’s advertising insert, clearly labeled as such, was nothing short of pro-life propaganda. How could our beloved liberal campus […]

Staff Editorial: Something’s shady

It seems the Student Association executive and legislative branches are finally working together. However, their new partnership could endanger the credibility of the entire SA. In response to threats of impeachment for an incomplete expenditure approval form earlier this week, SA President Phil Robinson mentioned he also found improper senator EAFs. Mysteriously, all talk of […]

GW employee killed in police gunfire

Police shot and killed GW employee Odetta Emanuel during a botched arrest in Northeast Washington Thursday night. A plainclothes officer and the suspect were also shot and wounded, according to Metropolitan Police reports. The vehicle Emanuel was driving had been stopped by a plainclothes officer attempting to execute an arrest warrant for her companion, William […]

Man of La Mancha charactrerized by vapid fragility, also it stinks

It’s been a decade since the theatre’s most beloved feckless knight melted audiences’ hearts. The latest revival of “The Man of La Mancha,” the first not to star Richard Kiley (who originated the role), is a case of casting discordance. The new production, starring Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, is another […]