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.

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 […]

Men’s basketball preps for exhibition

Four returning scholarship players will join seven freshmen in the GW men’s basketball team’s first game Sunday, giving these new teammates their first chance to play in an official game together. The Colonials will host the E.A. Sports All Stars in an exhibition game at the Smith Center. The Colonials have been practicing since Oct. […]

Crews place high in two races

The GW men’ s and women’s crew teams returned strong finishes in two different races last weekend, Sunday’s Princeton Chase and Saturday’s Head of the Schuylkill. Both races proved the respective team’s strengths as they train for the spring season, coaches said. “This was a long but unbelievably successful weekend for both the men’s and […]

Nursing shortage hits GW

National nursing shortages are hitting the GW hospital hard, exhausting the existing nursing staff and compromising patient care, GW doctors say. John Williams, dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, told University trustees Oct. 18 that the hospital is worried about nurse “burnout” and looking to hire at least 120 new nurses. “There […]